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Description

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 1.6.1

Libby has an Academy! Watch short video lessons to learn how to manage your downloads, return loans, and use advanced features when listening to audiobooks. We're adding new lessons all the time.

Also in this release:
* We have rebuilt offline support for iOS 11+ devices from the ground up.
* We've laid the foundation for notifications — coming soon.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

93.5K Ratings
93.5K 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.

We’re going to need more wine.

stillsassy916

Gabriel Union’s book of essays is a quick, easy, fun, relatable must read for every African American women trying to make it in this crazy world. Having now heard her story, I better understand how Ms. Union was able to bring my all time favorite TV character, Mary Jane Paul, to life so convincingly. I found it very satisfying the way the author touched on a wide range of weighty and painful topics, from trying to fit in at an all white school and enduring sexual assault, to the realization that preparation and accomplishment cannot overcome racial bias, with honesty, clarity, and humor. Every single chapter contains some truth that touched me deeply and made me want to call my daughter, my friend, my sister, or my white colleagues and say - read this, this is what I’ve been trying to tell you about how I feel and what I’ve experienced. I was moved by the unasked question she harbors for Prince, one that every accomplished and insecure being desires to be answered. Thank you Gabriel Union for using your own colorful language and personal experiences to express some of the fears, regrets, frustrations, and hopes shared by this 61 year old woman who is still rising up each day and chasing that joy.

Information

Seller
OverDrive, Inc.
Size
21.6 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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