Libby, by OverDrive
By OverDrive, Inc.
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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.
What's New in Version 1.1.0
• Many bug fixes!
• Many performance improvements!
We appreciate all your feedback. If you have a suggestion, or if you have a bug report, let us know! There's a support form in the Feedback menu panel, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're enjoying the app, please leave us a rating and review.
Overdrive's cuter sister
I use this app primarily for audiobooks and so far I love it. It has all the things that made listening on Overdrive a sufficient experience (I mean you're just listening so I don't think there is a whole lot to get jiggy with there).
I like the way the app brings up search results 100x better than Overdrive. The feature at the top of the page allows me to quickly only look at audiobooks (my bread and butter) and not have to click a bunch of stupid other buttons just to narrow my searching down to audiobooks.
The look of the app is also way more appealing! I'm sucker for cute stuff and this app is adorable. I know there will be and still is some kinks to work out in regards to reading e-book reading experience, but I think this app is the bee's knees! Super happy with it!
Thanks for bringing out this new app. It looks very nice and I hope you will keep making awesome improvements. I'd like to suggest a couple that would make this app even better. The page turning would be wonderful if it was automated to flip pages like the look of a real book. I really hope to see this feature in the near future. It would also be nice after listening to or reading a sample if there was a link to add sample book to holds area without trying to find the book again. I love to read along and hear audio at the same time maybe this feature is available I haven't come across it yet. Please keep up the good work this app deserves the attention.
I also hope the BookMyne app could have a total remake for people who checkout books. Much improvement is needed to make that app useful.
Love this app.
Love the app. Allows me to read ebooks and audiobook from different libraries without having to log in to each. I live in Los Angeles, so I am blessed to be in proximity to many library systems. Lovely streamline interface that doesn't seem bloated or confusing. Really good job guys!
One Thing Missing:
A unified/aggregate library catalog search feature would really blow my mind. If a user has multiple library memberships, a search of containing the catalog search of all libraries that they have membership too would be a real time savor. Also, it is helpful to the library 'cause the user could check out the book
in the library with multiple digital copies of a book versus the library with only one. This would being down wait lists and holds. Something to think about. That would make the app perfect.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Jun 16, 2017
- Version: 1.1.0
- Size: 15.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: OverDrive, Inc.
- © 2017 OverDrive, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.