All over the world, local libraries offer millions of ebooks and audiobooks. You can borrow them — for free, instantly — with a library card and Libby: the award-winning, much-loved app for libraries.

• Browse your library’s digital catalog of books — from classics to NYT best-sellers
• Borrow and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines
• Download titles for offline reading, or stream them to save space
• Send ebooks to your Kindle (U.S. libraries only)
• Listen to audiobooks via Apple CarPlay
• Use tags to create your must-read list and any other book lists you want
• Keep your reading position automatically synced on all your devices

In our beautiful, intuitive ebook reader:
• Adjust text size, background color, and book design
• Zoom into magazines and comic books
• Define and search for words and phrases
• Read and listen to read-alongs with your kids
• Add bookmarks, notes, and highlights

In our ground-breaking audio player:
• Slow down or speed up the audio (0.6 to 3.0x)
• Set a sleep timer
• Simply swipe to skip forward and backward
• Add bookmarks, notes, and highlights

Libby is built by the team at OverDrive, in support of local libraries everywhere.

Happy reading!

What’s New

Version 5.0.0

Libby has a Home Screen widget! (iOS 14+)

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28.7K Ratings

28.7K Ratings

Editors' Notes

There’s only one thing easier than visiting the library: bringing it to you. Meet Libby, an app that lets you log in to your local library to access ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines, all for the reasonable price of free. Sign in, link your library card, and go—it’s that simple.

somanybookstoolittletime ,

Libby, by OverDrive

This app is fantastic- so many titles available immediately! It means I’m never without a book. It’s really easy to browse and it downloads the books straight away. And if it’s not available you can reserve it and it pops up on your ‘shelf’ when it’s ready to read!
The only thing that would make this even better is if there was a ‘save for later’ function to remind me what I saw on a previous browse but didn’t borrow as I knew I wouldn’t get time to read it.
But I love Libby anyway! And it must be helping the environment not printing and then disposing of books (although I never throw a book away but my house is starting to feel very crowded with them!). Also, lenders don’t have to travel to the library to borrow and return books but I do hope that older readers are helped to embrace this technology so that they can also benefit.

Liish1234 ,

Favourite app ever.

I absolutely adore this app. It’s such a fantastic way to get me to read more. I read very fast and on my Kindle so I’m very happy that I found a format to use it on my Kindle too. It allows me to download a DRM file too so I can access on other Adobe Readers and I could not be happier. It has such a huge selection of books and is an absolutely wonderful app. I cannot recommend this enough. Please use the app and to the developers - you are a fantastic, amazing bunch of people. I hope you are rewarded immensely for this wonderful work and effort you put in to making this work. Ever so grateful. Thank you ever so much. I am so much less tempted to use my phone to browse pointless applications. Libby is certainly my favourite and the most beneficial!

App Privacy

The developer, OverDrive, Inc., has indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

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  • Usage Data
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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