Getting started with Libby

With Libby, you can enjoy free ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your library. All you need is a library card.

Step 1

Download or open Libby on your device:

Step 2

In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a library card.

Step 3

Browse your library's catalog, then borrow a book or audiobook or open a magazine.

Your selection will vary based on your library, since each library chooses what titles and formats to offer in Libby.

Step 4

Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf Shelf, in the navigation footer. You'll also find your magazine subscriptions and kept magazine issues on the Magazine Rack on your Shelf.

Book and audiobook loans are downloaded to the app automatically when you're connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you're offline. To save space on your device, magazines don't automatically download, but you can manually download individual issues.

On your Shelf , you can:

  • Tap loans (at the top of the screen) to only see your book and audiobook loans.
    • Tap Read With... to choose where you'd like to read a book (Kindle or Libby), then finish sending to Kindle (U.S. libraries only) or start reading in Libby.
    • Tap Open In Libby or Open Audiobook to start reading or listening in the app.
    • Tap Manage Loan to see options like Renew Loan and Return Early.
  • Scroll down to the Magazine Rack to see your magazines:
    • Tap a magazine's cover to start reading.
    • Tap Title Status: Ready to Open to see options, like Download (mobile app only) and Subscribe.

Happy reading!