Free ebooks & audiobooks from your local library! Borrow best-sellers and read anytime, anywhere.

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 5.0.5

Bug fixes, performance optimizations, accessibility improvements, and preparation for our next round of features. Thanks for supporting your local libraries!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
54.6K Ratings

54.6K 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.

infuerno ,


This app is brilliant for its main purpose, borrowing and reading library books, but also all the supporting features are pretty solid too. You can add cards at multiple libraries and manage the loans and holds across all seamlessly.
There is a history and timeline of the various books you have borrowed, placed on hold and returned which is already proving useful. Whilst reading a book, you can highlight passages or look up the meaning of words and phrases. The definition uses the Oxford Dictionary as well as ‘topic’ results from Duck Duck Go which are amazing succinct summaries with related topics also being surfaced. Links to extend to google, Wikipedia etc are also provided. After finishing a book (and during actually) you can view the timeline of your reading ‘journey’ of a book, and downloading this gives you a super cool web page summary of all the salient details including all the passages you highlighted - awesome (csv also available).
Extra things I would love: history of all definition look ups, a la kindle; intelligent rules for look up e.g. if I select one word automatically show the definition - if I select multiple words automatically highlight in the last colour, clicking on the highlight remains the same if you meant a one word highlight or to check a multi word definition; search across all libraries I have registered.
All in all a fabulous app, credit to the development team for creating something so usable.

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.

App Privacy

The developer, OverDrive, Inc., 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

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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