Libby, by OverDrive

Libby, by OverDrive

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 5.2.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: OverDrive, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
2,383,447 Ratings
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Libby, by OverDrive App

All over the world, local libraries offer millions of ebooks and audiobooks. You can borrow them — for free, instantly — with a library card and Libby: the award-winning, much-loved app for libraries. • Browse your library’s digital catalog of books — from classics to NYT best-sellers • Borrow and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines • Download titles for offline reading, or stream them to save space • Send ebooks to your Kindle (U.S. libraries only) • Listen to audiobooks via Apple CarPlay • Use tags to create your must-read list and any other book lists you want • Keep your reading position automatically synced on all your devices In our beautiful, intuitive ebook reader: • Adjust text size, background color, and book design • Zoom into magazines and comic books • Define and search for words and phrases • Read and listen to read-alongs with your kids • Add bookmarks, notes, and highlights In our ground-breaking audio player: • Slow down or speed up the audio (0.6 to 3.0x) • Set a sleep timer • Simply swipe to skip forward and backward • Add bookmarks, notes, and highlights Libby is built by the team at OverDrive, in support of local libraries everywhere. Happy reading!

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Libby, by OverDrive app reviews

  • Finding Libby at the perfect time 👏 5/5

    By Sunset DeVotee
    The summer of 2016, I was traveling by car alit so listening to the audiobooks was a huge thrill. It is now February 2021, I still love the option to listen to books👏😎
  • Since recent update keeps crashing 1/5

    By Peaches424242
    iOS 16.1.2 Please look at when you get a chance. Husband and I having same issue on separate devices. Ty!
  • Seemingly resolved issues with app updates. 5/5

    By BA Moore
    I really enjoy this Libby app, especially now that they seem to have resolved issues with app software updates.
  • Functionality is all there but interface is confusing 4/5

    By MyAppReview5,062
    Listening speeds, playback, seeking forward, bookmarking, etc is all there. The confusing pieces are holds, tags, availability, history, etc.
  • Disappointing 2/5

    By OHM76
    I’m a self proclaimed bookworm and proud of it. I use kindle unlimited, Overdrive, hoopla, Goodreads, audible etc. This app is such a disappointment and difficult to navigate!! Cute graphics is it’s only claim to fame ☹️
  • Great access to titles, but gltchy 2/5

    By Jlbowen13
    Despite my devices being connected, there is often a network error on this app which affects loading of content. And regardless of the parameters I enter, when searching for new titles, there seems to be a heavy bias that is definitely not my preference.
  • Great App 5/5

    By Dungeon Mastodon
    This is my go-to for audio books, the interface is easy to use and although there’s often a wait, there are plenty to choose from while I wait for loans to become available.
  • Libby 5/5

    By speech79
    Makes a trip to the library - so easy- you don’t even have to leave your house!!
  • I love Libby! 5/5

    By Jujubeejulie
    It’s a library in my lap!
  • Great App for Learning and Entertainment 4/5

    By CYMinMN
    Libby is now part of my daily life.
  • Your awesome! 5/5

    By KepJayFel
    I think that you are awesome because you have a great operation system!
  • Libby library app 5/5

    By zaks mom the reader
    Absolutely love it and highly recommend it!
  • Overdrive is better 3/5

    By music guy NYC
    Overdrive listed many more categories than Libby. Much easier to find selections. Libby does not seem to care .
  • Libby 5/5

    By PA-KellyGirl
    Sends me notice when new magazines are released. Ratings and reviews. Love using it!
  • Best library ever!! 5/5

    By Flying mum!
    Awesome way to read your favorite book or author or discover something new! Great selections! Easy check out and return! Get notified when it’s your turn to check out a popular book. It’s wonderful!
  • Bring the library with you. 4/5

    By thePrisoner
    I love this app. You can get books sent to your kindle, or read them on the app itself. I mostly use it to check audiobooks out of my county and city libraries. It’s all free, works great, and it’s all free.
  • Free books! 5/5

    By KevMinLaw
    Like to listen to your books - this is your answer! Libby got me to use a library for the first time since school. Love the audiobook options.
  • Love!!!!!!!NO ADS 5/5

    By CRAZY @ppL€ GURL 🍎🍏
    My mom,stepdad and my sister have this app it’s so cool! The best part is that there’s no ads!!! I know it’s very short but thanks!📖📖📚📚👩🏽‍🏫👩🏽‍🏫
  • Love it 5/5

    By louisekelnhof
    Libby is by far my favorite app! It has every book I’ve ever wanted to read and the wait time is always shorter than expected :)
  • LIBBY the 21st Century Library App 5/5

    By Donna Lena
    Libby is a goldmine for avid readers who have long depended on their public library for their next book addiction fix. IMO libraries are the pinnacle of modern civilization and Libby extends the miracle of free literature into the realm of the internet. A blessing to anyone who has access to their public library.
  • One of my favorite apps 5/5

    By bw.moonstomp
    I use Libby almost every day to listen to audiobooks borrowed for free from my two connected public library accounts. If my libraries don’t have a title I want or if I love a particular title, I’ll download it on Audible and/or buy it in print. I usually listen at 2.0x-2.5x speed, but Libby allows up to 3.0x. After several years and hundreds of audiobooks, Libby is definitely one of my favorite apps.
  • Libby 1/5

    By ClemyCherie
    Very poor management among categories. Previous was so clear. Table of contents with the scale is terrible. Cannot maneuver easily. You ruined a good thing.
  • Expecting to Die 5/5

    By MillyAJ
    Lisa Jackson is great author. Selena Alvarez/ Regan Pescoli Novels. Definitely suspenseful. Thank you Libby for allowing me to be able to fulfill my love for reading
  • Great App 5/5

    By Jay_Rao_Here
    For borrowing Audiobooks and Ebooks
  • Good 5/5

    By Nope nickname1
  • Library on you phone 5/5

    By TreP73
    So grateful for this application. Saves me both money and time! Plenty of options. My only complaint is the number of holds you can have but honestly it keeps me in check!
  • LOVE 5/5

    By 12-Nic
    Libby is an app I use everyday! I love how easy it is to read all sorts of books, especially since it connects so well to my kindle.
  • Glitchy 3/5

    By Choppers70
    Very glitchy compared to Overdrive. Doesn’t like app changes while it’s playing and will stop for no reason.
  • Easy to use! 5/5

    By Mg0001
    App is easy to use! Great selection of books.a
  • libby <333 5/5

    By strwbrrywtch
    guys all u need is a library card and the libby app and then u can read like any book for free on ur phone or whatever other device u use. no ads. e-books and audiobooks. skip-the-line loans. it's free. seriously why would u pay audible or another e-book/audiobook app to allow u access to books when u can get them for free on libby. i don't get it. oh and also while ur here support ur local library too!!
  • Fabulous app 5/5

    By rossyk
    I don’t mind waiting for books if they are on the best seller list. Books are easy to download to my Kindle. I love the fact that I don’t have to run to and from the library. All in all, a wonderful experience from start to finish.
  • Amazing 5/5

    By packie62
    Love every page of the his book
  • Email notifications 1/5

    By slayerprincess
    I only use Libby because Overdrive no longer works. And my only real issue with it is that they don’t send email notifications, but I didn’t realize that and I’ve missed several available loans and holds because I’m not getting these notifications. App notifications do not replace email notifications when the device I use isn’t used or checked on a regular basis.
  • Libby 5/5

    By lae8
    Easy way to borrow books coordinated through my local library
  • Books, books and more books 5/5

    By IDix59
    Love reading and this gives me the opportunity to get books without going into the library. Love it!!
  • Libby is wonderful! 5/5

    By JFNVM
    It’s well-run and easy to use.
  • Field Trip Report 5/5

    By JAG MV
    It takes us 24 driving hours to go from Northeast to west coast of Florida every winter. And of course 24 driving hours back. Libby gets us through the drives. The Lincoln Highway Spare Nothing to see here Louise Penny books Lessons in Chemistry all make the hours glide by. Libby is a great service provided by our wonderful West Tisbury Library. So thanks Libby. Jim Graham
  • Full series, please!! 3/5

    By book worm2020
    A lot of books have only the first one in a series, some don’t have a FIRST ONE!!!
  • Not easy to use or intuitive 1/5

    By Dr. Misty Funk
    Like many other library patrons, I have been forced to switch from Overdrive to Libby. I downloaded Libby quite some time ago and found it very hard to use, so I switched back. Overdrive was simple and intuitive. I struggle figuring out how to even borrow a book with Libby. Figuring out how to save books into a wish list is infuriating. I'm not sure what suggestions to make – except give my feedback. Libby is difficult to use, unintuitive, and is one of the least user-friendly apps I've ever been forced to use. I love libraries. I love books. But this app does a disservice to both.
  • Very nice to have the library with you 5/5

    By FrankieDino
    It’s very nice to have Libby with books in your hand. I like to go to my local library as much as possible, so it won’t close. However, sometimes our library does not carry book's that Libby does.
  • I love it!! 5/5

    By KyToyGirl
    I’ve been using this app for a year. I love it!!
  • A very good experience 5/5

    By mackoftheswac
    Easy to use, very intuitive and feature filled.
  • I hate this 1/5

    By sqidward's plump booty
    Really wish I could have just kept Overdrive which works perfectly fine and is so much more simple and much easier to navigate. Fancy doesn’t mean better. So incredibly annoying to be forced to switch apps when I am perfectly happy with what I already have.
  • Libby, by OverDrive 5/5

    By SAK56
    Anyone who reads needs this app which offers instant access to their own library’s books. I definitely read more with Libby because of its convenience. It’s a real treat to be notified of book requests on their own time. This app keeps me connected to my library.
  • Limitted 5/5

    By basular
    I wish there where more audiobooks to choose from . Very limited
  • Great Selection! 5/5

    By clow66
    From books to magazines. Whatever you care to read!
  • STILL my most used and LOVED app! 5/5

    By 2BeTamed
    {updated -again- 3/23/23. 4th update/review. Used more often than my two Audible accounts (for which I PAY a monthly fee). I now have acquired access to 14 library cards allowing me the joy of many FREE audiobooks, ebooks and magazines. The updates have been so fabulous! Beyond my expectations! I’m sure I haven’t found all the benefits of the app yet. My favorite features still is being able to use the bookmark and then set a (sleep) timer (even if I’m not sleeping -sometimes I need to do other things and this helps keep me on task!). But this feature is especially helpful because I almost always go to sleep listening to an audiobook. When waking I only have to go back to my last bookmark and scroll forward 15-30 mins (depending on how long I set my timer) to find where I last listened. Previous I was left scrolling and scrolling sometimes through hours of a book! My other favorite feature is being able to speed up the narration! You can also slow it down. Not sure who might need that but it’s there. They’ve adjusted it so now you can increase in smaller increments. 1.05x’s, 1.10 etc (used to just be 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0 and so on). I find 1.25 is often too fast but 1.05 or 1.10 is great! Speeds it up just enough for those books where the narration is soooo slooowww but speeding it too much significantly changes the voices. [THEY HAVE DONE THIS!!] I do wish they’d add more sorting options for borrowed books on my shelf. Possibly being able to sort by my most recently opened/accessed books. Also, I have not yet been able to access any pdf files that accompany some audiobooks. I’m not sure if that is an available option and I’ve just not been able to figure it out or if it’s just not an option. I am able to do so when I purchase books through Audible. Sometimes the author or narrator will mention at the beginning of the audiobook that the accompanying materials are available on the publisher’s website and list the web address. The most common/annoying problem I have is the app often hangs when going back to a bookmark and I have to close/force quit the app and restart. As of 3/23/23 this is STILL an ongoing issue!! Still I adore this app and would absolutely pay for it! Thank you so much for your continued work!
  • Excellent 5/5

    By NAlleyS
    So easy and so much to choose from!
  • Advanced Filters! 5/5

    By snow-raven
    I can filter my tagged book lists now to see which ones are available! My life is complete.