What is Libby?

Libby is an innovative new mobile app from OverDrive Labs, the R&D branch of OverDrive.

Libby is designed to make borrowing and enjoying eBooks and audiobooks from your public library easier than ever, through:

  • Intuitive navigation
  • A streamlined first-time user experience
  • A simplified borrowing and downloading process
  • One unified bookshelf that automatically displays all of your loans and holds from all of your libraries
  • And more!

You can use Libby in place of, or in addition to, the OverDrive app. Of course, you can also continue to use the OverDrive app exclusively if you'd rather not try Libby at this time.

Note: Any eBooks and audiobooks that you borrow through the OverDrive app (or your library's OverDrive website) will show up in Libby.

Who can use Libby?

You can install Libby from Google Play or the Apple App Store. Libby is currently compatible with:

  • Android 4.4 or higher
  • iOS 9 or higher

At this time, Libby is only available for public libraries, so you won't be able to use Libby with school, corporate, college, or law libraries.

Also, Libby does not yet offer accessibility or multilingual features. If you require accessibility or would like to use an app in a language other than English, please use the OverDrive app instead of Libby for the time being.

Need help with Libby?

If you need more help with Libby, please visit Libby Help.

Happy reading!

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2016 04:08PM EST