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

4.8 out of 5
15.8K Ratings

15.8K 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.

hydernb ,

Beats everything

I think Libby is a wonderful app. I enjoy reading with this app as I get to use multiple library cards. The good thing about Libby is that I do not need to let it load while I am reading (like on Safari). It automatically downloads the books and I can save my reservations for later. It also notifies me when I have a book that I can borrow or when they automatically return a book after it’s due date. I also can track my reading e.g. How long I have been reading, how many more pages are left.
Thank you NLB for creating Libby so that everyone’s reading experience is more enjoyable! 😇

NewUkePlayer ,

Love this app but...

There needs to be more customisation. At least basic ones. Like page turn effects. It’s seriously frustrating to use on an eink device when you can’t disable page turn effects.

Overdrive works better on those types of devices (since page turn effects can be disabled), unfortunately overdrive has a weird bug on my eink device that makes the margins shift with every turn of the page.

Still, Libby is a great app for iPhones and iPads, faster and better looking than Overdrive. Saved me lots of money as I can borrow instead of buy my books.

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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