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Download OverDrive's Libby app for iOS or Android to check out e-books and e-audiobooks and sync your reading across multiple devices. With Libby, you can also download e-books for offline access, play e-audiobooks from your device in your car, and send books to your Kindle.
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E-books are returned automatically after 21 days. If you are done with an e-book or audiobook, you may return it earlier.
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