Libby, by OverDrive

Libby, by OverDrive

  • Category: Book
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  • Current Version: 2.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: OverDrive, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
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Libby, by OverDrive App

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 Happy reading!

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Libby, by OverDrive app reviews

  • Pretty good 3/5

    By TheSatsui
    Generally I like it. It seems like they're they're pushing us to move from Overdrive, which I prefer its interface much more over Libby while listening to audiobooks. I've been using Libby for about 4 months now. My biggest issue with this app is related to wish lists. Instead of how Overdrive does it, you have create a "tag". I'm not sure what benefits this has, but to each their own I suppose. In any case, it's quite a few steps to look at any given tag, and their your search preferences somehow don't apply. For example, my search preference is always looking at something available. There's no easy indicator while viewing my tag "wish list" to know if something is available or not. I love that it helps you find a series of books. For The Magicians, it will show you which book you're looking at in the series. Though, I think this is a library thing and not so much Libby. I remember listening to one book with another app and I was so lost, and it wasn't until I looked on Libby that it was the 12th book of a series. No wonder. The one thing I really hate about this app is that sometimes it will try to load a book (I guess?) even after it's been downloaded. I was preparing to hop on a flight and loaded Libby, only for the audiobook to continue trying to load for whatever reason. Eventually, I gave up and didn't have one to listen to the entire flight. That really hurts the rating for the app since I travel a lot. It seems to need a constant and good connection when you open it, which isn't ideal for many situations when I actually want to use it.
  • Those People 5/5

    By jeanniedcbc
    Great story told from the perspective of each of the characters. I found it to be a thoughtful statement on class relations and wrongful assumptions that occur in life. LOVED the ending and hope for a sequel.
  • Great but... 4/5

    By mvancrey
    It works wonderfully. The one weakness is the previous app, Overdrive, allowed us to recommend books ; this app does not. Oh, and another thing I can't figure out is how to rate books?
  • I love this App! 5/5

    By janilou27
    My local library recently began using Libby and another app. It has a great selection of audio books, which I just got into after I took a solo trip. Linking to my library account was simple, and I feel like I’ve read more this year because of the app’s ease of browsing and reading. Yay for libraries!
  • Carplay support!! 4/5

    By BadBrad2011
    I have been using overdrive (written and maintained by the same developers as Libby) for years. If I check out an ebook on overdrive, I had been moving it over to the kindle app. However, there is a dog and pony show to remove the book from the kindle app after it has expired so I look forward to trying out the Libby in-app reader. Maybe it is better than overdrive. Also, I have long drives to and from work, so having Carplay within the app for audio books was the “killer” feature for me to switch from overdrive to Libby. I just gave the app 4 stars based on that but I have not tried it. I will update my review to either move my rating up or down after I have used Libby for a while.
  • Cant even use the app 1/5

    By Saboolin
    Overdrive doesn’t have Old Bridge Public Library in the system even though it’s one of the biggest libraries in the area. Please fix this.
  • Nice, but... 3/5

    By Have Suggestion, Will Share
    I love the layout and everything, and I will definitely keep the app, but I wish there was an easy way to go back 10 or 15 seconds. The only downside.
  • Sorry, I hate apps which nag you for a review 1/5

    By nothanks1776
    Otherwise a good app
  • Very good app 4/5

    By kunos mom
    Mostly user friendly. Not as much choice in books as one would like, however.
  • I don’t read 5/5

    By A. Short
    While capable to read, I don’t like to. This app allows me to get audio books for free through the library. I might read a book maybe 2 in a year. With this app, I have listened through 8 books in 5 months. I am thankful for the benefits of Libby.
  • Return 3/5

    By Pine cove
    There is no action I can find for simple return of book.
  • My congratulations 5/5

    By awol1407
    An OUTSTANDING application everything that could be done is there. A real pleasure and easy to use
  • China Rich Girl 5/5

    By 808Pam
    Libby allows you to enjoy listening to audio books offered by your local libraries. Without it , it’s not possible to enjoy audio books through your mobile devices ... take advantage of this wonderful learning / listening , borrowing tool . I absolutely love & appreciate the convenience
  • Yessss!! 5/5

    By Lizzytrev
    Absolutely love this app! As an avid reader this app really comes in handy when I can’t find a certain book at the library plus very convenient. Life just got more readable
  • Path or 5/5

    By Pthor123
    Libby is as good as living at the library!
  • I love it 5/5

    By cancel my subcription now
    Great app
  • Love!!! 5/5

    By vivaitup
    I’ve always enjoyed reading a good book and I love going to my local library, but given my hectic schedule I didn’t have time. Libby has made it possible for me to get greats reads again I read them on my phone,tablet or audio. I’ve made a point to visit my library (still my fav to hold a book in my hands) Don’t forgot to donate to your local library!!! I highly recommend this app
  • Mostly Audiobooks 3/5

    By Keesje22
    Umm thrilled to have this option through our library. The search features are a little clumsy, but the selection is good and wait times fair. I’ve used the service for about 6 months and suddenly playback is an issue. It says my internet connection may be an issue even though the book has already been downloaded. And there’s no way to re-download without returning, and then waiting in line again. Disappointing.
  • Red badge of courage 3/5

    By last yrt
    First time I used Lilly. Got to last 30 or 40 pages only to find they did not upload to my phone. Hope it is a one time occurrence.
  • Libby is awesome! 5/5

    By spidy30
    I love how you can just search for the book you want to read and just read it anywhere! You can also place holds on it too, and even more features. it’s even better than kindle and ebook! It’s like the library on your phone!
  • Game-changer! 5/5

    By Gnombre
    Libby (and Overdrive) have completely changed the way I read. I’ve always been partial to paper copies of books, but the convenience of checking out library books on my phone and Kindle Fire is something even a traditionalist such as myself can’t help but love. I’ve read several more books this year than the last few because I’ve always got at least one on my phone and I can read them whenever I’ve got downtime.
  • Phenomenal 5/5

    By Jcrocksmysocks
    Great app to catch up on all your favorite books
  • Makes it easy to find and borrow ebooks 5/5

    By sang reader
    You can do the borrowing through the library website but this app makes it easy to do so. Because it only shows you electronic contents and is pretty seamless when you use kindle to read stuff.
  • Amazing! 4/5

    By Rhjss3
    I’m really enjoying the Libby app, great books and really like the selection of audiobooks.
  • Library App 5/5

    By TASS14
    Very sophisticated and user friendly tool to borrow books and download audios and ebooks. Couldn’t be easier to use.
  • Libby 5/5

    By moggymk
    Love Libby. The App is so easy to use and am truly enjoying the books!!!
  • Best App 5/5

    By butcherBaker
    This is one of the best apps on my phone. Absolutely essential for how many audiobooks I consume.
  • Love Libby! 4/5

    By Rerechester22
    This app easily allows me to read and listen to books dowloaded from my local library. So I’m reading much broader content and a lot more of it! The only regret I have is it automatically returns books while I’m in the middle of them if my time is up snd someone else has them on hold. There is no warning so you can be in the middle and poof- it’s gone. It’s torture waiting to reborrow but it does somehow magically hold the spot you stopped.
  • Best app ever 5/5

    By Jambo4545
    I love this app ! All apps can go as long aS I have this one! Thank you
  • A most frustrating app 1/5

    By Puzzled19
    Especially given the wonderful interface and cool features, Libby is buggy as hell! She takes three—sometimes four—attempts to get started. Recently, she just stops mid-sentence and requires rebooting. I’m going back to Overdrive. At least it’s reliable.
  • Love this app! 5/5

    By gathcryjx
    Works great, easy access to free library resources.
  • Libby 5/5

    By addy fab
    I love this app and I read a lot more books than I usually do with Libby ,my mom is also reading a lot more than I have ever seen , my brother is also reading a lot more to. Thank you so much for all of the fun in reading.😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍
  • Wow 5/5

    By Wasp31
    This is one of my all time favorite apps. I get the chance to listen to and read all the books I've been putting off. I love this.
  • The black book 5/5

    By Didie went
    I like that i can get any book any time, very enjoyable
  • Last Olympian 5/5

    By i love bananas☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️
    Libby is amazing because I can read books without going to the library📚📚📚📚📚📚📚
  • The last man 5/5

    By jimr10
    It’s the best, Don’t have any idea how many books I’ve listened to! I’d be lost without it.
  • What a great way to borrow books! 5/5

    By ShirleyShowalter
    Libby makes it easy to explore books from my recliner! Thank you.
  • Can’t get my books! Bad update! 1/5

    By 47291dugr
    I updated the app on my phone but not my tablet. I can’t retrieve my books from the new update on my phone but no problem getting them from my tablet!
  • Great way to read a book 5/5

    By Turkey Sandwiches
    Love this app. It’s so easy to use.
  • This app is a lifesaver! 5/5

    By !MsG!
    Lately, I find myself without a car, so it’s difficult for me to get to the library. This little app has allowed me to, once again, lose myself in the wonderful world of books! I’ve missed it so much!
  • Suddenly my card on file was not in the system 2/5

    By Fashionnts
    I have been borrowing books for some time, then suddenly I needed to add a card. Of course, I couldn’t find it and just ended up getting a new card. Now, the book that I borrowed seconds before this happened is not on my shelf. However, my holds are still there ... twilight zone moment. Prior to this, I was pretty happy with Libby although it seems to longer for the titles I prefer to be available at my library.
  • Most Wonderful App Of All Time 5/5

    By Betsy 14
    I read a lot and Libby has made it possible for me to read for free. I download books to my Kindle. Audio books are also available and work on any iPhone or iPad.
  • Libby 5/5

    By Dudey Mom
    This app makes reserving and downloading books to my Kindle devices so easy. I find I am using library ebooks much more often. My only difficulty is that books I reserve tend to be checked out to me at inopportune times, but this is because I tend to reserve very popular titles that require long waits. Love using Libby.
  • Motivates me to workout! 5/5

    By ZipC_PU
    I love this free app. I can borrow books for free & listen to them while I workout! When I finish a book I don’t have to wait till I have time to get to library, I can borrow another right away! Just wish they had even more titles.
  • I love Libby! 5/5

    By MarilynnBean
    First off, I love my Kindle. I have problems with arthritis in my hands, as well as eyesight that isn’t what it used to be. So it’s “light” to hold and always “light” enough so I can read anywhere!!! And Libby makes it so easy to have a book (books really!) available. What freedom. Before Libby (using the library app) I had a hard time finding available books. Now I can easily find, and when books are on my shelf, I can see if folks are waiting for a book. If I don’t think I will be able to read before it’s due, I can return early, and place on hold again. I always have something to read. Libby is my favorite app (since reading is my favorite pastime, this means a lot!!) Thank you!!
  • Nice app 5/5

    By CYPT77
    I really enjoy this app! I can listen to autobooks while driving to work and I never have to worry about overdue book fees!
  • Easy, useful and cute 5/5

    By Treat2Read
    I love Libby. It’s so easy for me to access the libraries with whom I have cards. I can easily search the library and find books to read and audiobooks to listen to. This has been my life so much richer (at it saves me tons of money because I don’t have to buy books). The one thing I don’t know how to do it in the app is how to ask the library to get a title that they don’t have that I want to read. I understand that if I went to a brick-and-mortar library I could ask them to get a book I want to read that they don’t have yet. But I don’t know how to do that in the app. Be that as it may this is an amazing app and I love it. Thank you thank you thank you to the people who built this app.
  • Should have left well enough alone 1/5

    By hawk_lv
    Everything that has been reimplemented instead of using iBook is objectively inferior. This should have been implemented as a wrapper around the included iOS to do little more than handle DRM. It’s not easy to make kindle look good, but this succeeded.
  • App is not dependable 1/5

    By Eflocka
    It force closes every time that I read a book, very annoying. There was an update yesterday. I guess no one tried testing the it first.

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