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Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library for FREE!
Trusted by millions of library patrons across North America and around the world.
Your guide to reading happiness.
Brought to you by your local library, and built with 💕 by OverDrive.
Warm, personal, and easy to use, Libby is great for users of all ages.
All your loans, notes, bookmarks, and reading progress sync across your devices.
Download ebooks and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space.
Enjoy audiobooks in your car through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or a Bluetooth connection.
If you prefer reading on your Kindle, Libby can send your library books to it.
(U.S. libraries only)
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Browse, search, and discover.
There are thousands of ebooks and audiobooks, hand-selected by your library, available for reading. Explore the collection through catalog guides, subjects, featured titles, and curated lists. It's a delight to discover new books through Libby.
"Libby has raised the bar for library apps."
A state-of-the-art reading experience.
Libby’s ebook reader makes it easy to customize how you read. You can adjust an ebook's font size, book layout, and lighting. As you read, you can also add bookmarks, create notes and highlights, and define words.
"Libby is one of the best resources out there in the e-reader world."
An intuitive and beautiful audiobook player.
Libby makes it simple to listen when, where, and how you want. Swipe on the book cover to skip backward or forward. Increase playback speed up to 3x. Set a sleep timer until the end of the chapter or for 5, 10, 30 minutes, or more.
How does Libby work?
Watch our getting started video to learn the basics, like how to navigate the app, borrow ebooks and audiobooks, and start reading.
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What people are saying.
We think Libby is the simplest way to start reading ebooks and audiobooks from your library. Don't just take our word for it though, see what everyone else is saying!
I LOVE reading and anywhere!
"I love being able to read or listen to books from my local library but it also allows for books too expensive through Amazon, that I can read through this ereader. Well done. I LOVE reading and anywhere I can read as freely as I enjoy it; whether that’s 5 books a day or 150 a month… An e-reader be it Libby or my Kindle or both… they allow me to read my fill regardless of my inability to always get to the library or to search stacks at bookstores. I can be comfortable in my own place."
- Margaret M., Google Play™ Store review
Re-connecting back to the Library
"I feel like I just re-found my love for the library again. This app helps re-connect with these amazing and free resources back inot reading books but also magazines. I know the library is free but I didn't know what an array they have for electronic resources. It is great and helpful."
- J-Phx, Apple App Store review
Free Audiobooks Rock!
"I am dyslexic and old enough that is was never diagnosed in school. This is such a simple way for me to enjoy books I would never be able to read.I have been listening to the CDs for a long time. But having it on my phone allows me to listen whenever and wherever. Also this is one of the more efficient apps I have come across. Thank you Libby."
- Brezzy307, Apple App Store review
OverDrive has hit it out the park
"This app is intuitive, helpful, and like having a librarian in my pocket. While I will take any opportunity to visit a brick and mortar library, it isn’t alway possible. This app gives me all the book love I need when I am away from a real library. Keep up the great work."
- Shira M, Google Play™ Store review
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Have more questions?
Is Libby free?
Yes, Libby is completely free. It’s free to install, and there are no subscription costs, no in-app purchases, and no late fees. All you need a valid library card from your library.
How do I get a library card?
Some libraries let you get a library card directly inside Libby, using your phone number.
Libraries have varying requirements for library cards. Your best bet is to contact your local library directly (or visit their website) to see what you need to do.
Does Libby work with my library?
Libby works with public libraries that use OverDrive. Over 90% of public libraries in North America have OverDrive, and Libby can be found in 78 countries worldwide. Try searching for your library on overdrive.com
What books can I find in Libby?
From the classics to NYT bestsellers, your library chooses which digital titles they’d like to provide in Libby. This means they can tailor their content directly to your community’s needs. Libby is only for digital titles. It doesn’t include any physical materials from your library.
Meet Libby today!
With over 800k app store reviews, Libby is used by millions of library patrons all over the world to enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from their public libraries.
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