Libby, by OverDrive 4+

Library ebooks and audiobooks

OverDrive, Inc.

    • #3 in Books
    • 4.8 • 1.9M Ratings
    • Free

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Description

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 5.1.0

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.9M Ratings

1.9M Ratings

Editors’ Choice

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.

Gamyack ,

Great App For Bookworms!

I love to read. And half the books I read, I don’t actually own. This app has made reading more efficient. It is more efficient to use this app then to go to a physical library. It is entirely free, with no in-app purchases. You can check out almost any book, from the comforts of home. This app works just like a normal library allowing you to place holds, and renew books. You may also pre order books, allowing you to place a hold to read a book for when it comes out. You can also sample a book. This allows you to read a small portion of the book before checking out, or placing a hold. I recommend using this app on an iPad, because the screen is much bigger. Eye strain problems can cause headaches while you read! (And it can be super annoying). You can download books for reading in places with 0 internet connection. All you need to check out a book is a internet connection, and then you can download it. You can choose to read a book you check out on the Libby app, or a Kindle. The search filters are super easy to use, and they are effective to. You can filter by the appropriate audience, format (Ebooks, Read aloud, And Audiobooks), Availability, style, Language, and Genre. You can search by Author, Title, and Series. It also will recommend you with books you may read, based on previous reads. I have been using this app for YEARS. And it has made reading 100% more efficient, and easy. If you are a very avid reader, I recommend this AMAZING App to you!

AmeliaBedelia22 ,

Great App, Great Service

Libby is an essential app for book lovers, particularly during this time when many libraries are closed to visitors. I have been using the app for several years and always been happy with it. Recently, updates to the app have made it even better—particularly the option to have a hold delivered later (useful when multiple holds come available at the same time). The app is easy to use for reading and listening on the go, but I also love the ease of sending ebooks to my Kindle when I want a larger screen. (One downside is not being able to send audiobooks to Audible, which would enable whispersync between ebook and audiobook for readers who are doing both, but I suspect that’s an issue with Amazon’s audiobook model rather than the library.) I like being able to track how long I will need to wait for a book (Libby often overestimates the wait time, which I appreciate because then I’m pleasantly surprised when the book becomes available early). I appreciate being able to link multiple library cards in one app and switch between them easily.

When it comes to potential negatives for some readers (such as long wait times for popular books), it’s important to remember that those issues are just part of being a library reader rather than buying all your books—not an issue with the app itself. Go ahead and place the hold; high demand for a book often encourages public libraries to purchase additional copies (or digital licenses) for the book.

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

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