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.
Is Libby Free to Use?
Yes, Libby is completely free. The Libby app is free to install from your device’s app store, 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).
What Devices are Compatible with Libby?
You can download the Libby app on:
If you have a Windows computer, Mac computer, or a Chromebook, you can use Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com. (ß clickable link?) We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge.
Is Libby the Same as Overdrive?
Libby is built by OverDrive, who also developed the classic 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.
Does my Library work with Libby?
Libby works with public libraries that use OverDrive.
If you can’t find your library in Libby, it might be because they haven’t developed a collection with OverDrive (the developers of Libby) to lend digital titles. 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.
What Titles does Libby Have?
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.
How do I use Libby?
(information above taken directly from Libby website)