What is Libby?
Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. You can stream titles with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card.
Yes, Libby is completely free. The Libby app is free to install, and all the digital content from your library is free to borrow with a valid library card. There are no subscription costs, no in-app purchases, and no late fees (digital titles are automatically returned on their due dates).
You can download the Libby app on:
- iOS 10+ (get it from the Apple App Store)
- Android 5.0+ (get it on Google Play)
- Fire OS 5+ (get it directly from OverDrive, the developers of Libby)
If you have a Windows computer, Mac computer, or a Chromebook, you can use Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com. We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge.
Libby is built by OverDrive, who also developed the legacy OverDrive app. Libby features the same free digital content from your library that you may have enjoyed in the OverDrive app. However, Libby was designed to make finding, borrowing, and enjoying free digital titles easier than ever.
Libby works with public libraries that use OverDrive (the makers of Libby) to lend digital titles. If you can't find your library in Libby, it might be because they haven't developed a collection with OverDrive. If that's the case, we encourage you to reach out to your library and let them know you're interested in using Libby and OverDrive.
Your library chooses which digital titles they'd like to provide in Libby. They also set lending policies, like how long you can borrow titles and how many you can borrow at a time.
Libby is only for digital titles. It doesn't include any physical materials from your library.