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
19.1K Ratings

19.1K 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.

Itwilldopig ,

Love this App

As an avid reader I have found this App to be a godsend. I read quickly and easily finish an average book in a day. When travelling I would commonly pack a half dozen books which always caused issues with baggage weight. Now I can have books downloaded ready from the library and no problems with being over weight limits. I love how you can place books on 'hold' and you are notified they are available to download immediately - no traipsing off to a physical library to collect - of course, Murphy’s law dictates that when you have several on hold they will arrive all together but with the new feature of being able to put your hold back and stay top of the list this is no longer a problem. A great and convenient app.

HendawgFitz ,

Great app but an annoying problem persists

I love this app. I can borrow countless books from my city's library. But here's my bugbear: I like make notes as I read. I've been trying to take notes while listening to audiobooks recently. There's a bookmark feature that enables this - great.

Unfortunately its unseemly in its propensity to delete my bookmarks. I'll make five bookmarks in one sitting and as I add the last one and press save, all of them are deleted! Why? It's incredibly frustrating and significantly sours the entire experience of an otherwise excellent app.

Please, please, please fix the bookmark issue with audiobooks. It's driving me slightly nutty. In the meantime I'll take notes on a separate app while listening; an unnecessarily cumbersome solution :(

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, for example, based on 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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