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Meet Libby. Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

1. Fish out your library card
2. Open the Libby app
3. Find your local library
4. Search, sample, borrow, enjoy

It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. If you prefer, you can send books to your Kindle for reading.

• Sign in to multiple libraries, with one or more library cards

• Stay signed in for as long as you like

• Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space

• Sample any book with a tap — nothing to download or delete

• Try a zoomable graphic novel, or a picture book with readalong audio

• All your holds and loans are consolidated on a single shelf

• Tag titles as read, loved, hated, wishlist, schoolbook, beach-reading, whatever you like

• Your loans, holds, reading positions, bookmarks and notes are synchronized automatically across all your devices

• Keep track of your reading history in the Activity tab

Libby is the brand new app from OverDrive Labs. We're trying to simplify and bring joy to every aspect of digital borrowing and reading. If you love it, you can use it instead of the OverDrive app. If you don't love it yet, feel free to keep using the OverDrive app, but check in on Libby from time to time — we're adding features and squashing bugs every day.

Happy reading.

What's New

Version 1.4.0

Brand new!
* Look up words in your system's dictionaries when you're offline.
* You can also search inside your book when offline.
* Libby suggests some tag names when you create a new tag.
* Faster cover images that use less of your data.
* We've added more libraries where you can get an Instant Digital Card (if you're an eligible resident, of course).
* Popovers are more intelligent about appearing above the keyboard.
* Fixes for some rare but unpleasant crashes.

Not quite brand new but recent!
* A guided welcome. Libby asks you questions that get you signed into your library quickly, and using your favorite reading device.
* A guided menu. We've reorganized the menu to show you the information you need the most. Detailed configuration options are tucked away if you need them.
* Setup Codes. Already have Libby on one device? Copy all your cards to your other devices in about 2 seconds.
* Much better support. Get in touch with us by asking a question, reporting a problem, suggesting an idea or taking our survey. If you have any difficulties using Libby, let us know!
* "Format" as a list preference. You can now exclude ebooks from Libby's results if you're only interested in audiobooks, or vice versa.
* When listening to an audiobook, you can tell Libby to sleep at the end of the current chapter. Just swiped down on the sleep button (it's the crescent moon).
* Sort your holds by estimated wait time.
* Many little details, design enhancements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Fantastic! A few suggestions though...

CaliNative78

After using OverDrive, I decided to try out Libby since the app looked so much more upgraded, if that's the right word. The interface is absolutely beautiful; borrowing books from the library is easy; and I love how my bookshelf looks more than I liked the one from OverDrive. I only have a couple of suggestions, however. 1) When I'm reading from the iBooks app, one feature I really like about it is the gray scale it uses, along with the day scale, sepia scale, and night mode. It would be absolutely awesome if Libby used this gray scale as well! And 2) I'm not sure if this was just a bug, but once when Libby froze, I had to force quit the app and re-launch it. However, I had to go through the entire "Welcome to Libby, please sign in" screen. For awhile it wasn't letting me sign in with my library card number until I had to start the app over again. It's just a tiny, minor thing, and it might have been just a bug, but I thought it was a bit odd. Nonetheless, I still think this app is awesome, and I'm so glad I downloaded it! You guys have done a fantastic job at designing this app, and it's helped me get back into reading again! So thanks! :)

A great start

desertrose0601

This is basically the same app as Overdrive, just prettier. One thing I love about this app that Overdrive doesn't do though, is that it lists all your loans on one page. I live in the Los Angeles area and actually have four library cards from surrounding library systems, so it's great to be able to view all those loans in one place.

Which brings me to the thing that irritates me about both this app and the Overdrive one. And maybe it's just a technical issue, but I hate that neither app has a universal search function. You have to switch libraries every time you want to search for something at multiple systems. I'd love just one consolidated search that searches all the libraries that I have cards for. I realize most people probably won't have as many cards as I do, but it's seriously irritating to have to search multiple times for a book, and then if it's in multiple places, to remember which one had a shorter wait time, etc. If it was just one single search list, it'd make my life so much easier. And considering that they seem to understand that people might have multiple cards, since they included a combined bookshelf, it just seems like an odd omission to not have a combined search function.

Love Libby!

CyndiJan

I don’t usually write reviews, but I really love this app! It’s so easy to use and intuitive; not to mention super cute! I particularly like the fact that once I return a book in Libby, it automatically disappears from my library. I don’t have to spend a ton of time trying to figure out what books I still have checked out or what books I already own, like other ebook apps. I’ve recommended Libby to several others, including my mom, who is somewhat technologically challenged. I believe it will be an easy app for her to figure out, especially since it ties directly into the library and there aren’t a ton of steps to check out a digital book.

The only thing I wish for is the ability to sync across my devices, as I like to read on my iPad but usually use my phone to read when I have just a few minutes of downtime. And I haven’t quite figured out how to best use the Tags feature yet, nor have I attempted an audiobook (though I’m looking forward to it on my next road trip).

Thanks for the great app! I’ve been using it for my library reading exclusively for the past few months and will continue!

Information

Seller
OverDrive, Inc.
Size
20.4 MB
Category
Books
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2017 OverDrive, Inc.
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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