Meet Libby. Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.
1. Fish out your library card
2. Open the Libby app
3. Find your local library
4. Search, sample, borrow, enjoy
It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. If you prefer, you can send books to your Kindle for reading.
• Sign in to multiple libraries, with one or more library cards
• Stay signed in for as long as you like
• Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space
• Sample any book with a tap — nothing to download or delete
• Try a zoomable graphic novel, or a picture book with readalong audio
• All your holds and loans are consolidated on a single shelf
• Tag titles as read, loved, hated, wishlist, schoolbook, beach-reading, whatever you like
• Your loans, holds, reading positions, bookmarks and notes are synchronized automatically across all your devices
This release fixes a bug related to opening loans with a cellular connection (ie, when you're not on Wi-Fi). We've also recently addressed some Bluetooth audio gremlins, and introduced first-class support for CarPlay, and made a number of Very Nice Refinements.
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent way to borrow books and audio books
I used this service after seeing it advertised in our local library. Was a little difficult to find our library at first, but easy after that. Really pleased. My husband and children are using it too.
My youngest son is dyslexic and we have been borrowing/downloading the audio books, that are too expensive for us to buy, for his school English text. It’s working really well. We read the book from school first and then listen to the audiobook. He enjoyed the Wind singer audiobook so much he listened to it twice!
Books are expensive and sometimes getting to the library at the weekends ends up just another chore, now we can get the books so quickly.
I’m a lover of books but don’t really have time to read a physical book lately so I’ve been listening to podcasts. However, sometimes I want to listen to some fiction and for more than 20 minutes! Therefore I adore audio books and, after seeing an add for this app, I thought I’d give it a go. It’s amazing. I’m lucky that my library is on here and I’ve already listened to two audiobooks in the last week! I run regularly and find that I can properly lose myself in a decent book as well as using them to block out the noise at work too. I would 100% recommend this app to anyone who has a library card.
Convenient and good to use
An awful lot of people complaining about not being able to find their local library. A simple solution is to check your libraries’ websites; I have library cards in 3 boroughs each of which listed their full name as it appears on the app so very easy to search and find them! Additionally unfair to blame an app if your library hasn’t signed up for the service.
Audiobooks and ebooks available to loan for two weeks, nice alternative when you can’t necessarily be bothered to go to a library. Can access the app on multiple devices download offline so don’t have to stream. Browsing/search function is a little clunky and filters aren’t the best but it’s functional and convenient overall!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.