Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app. You can even send your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle device! Libby’s ebook reader makes it easy to customize how you read. You can adjust an ebook’s font size, book layout, and lighting. As you read, you can also add bookmarks, create notes and highlights, and define words. Libby makes it simple to listen when, where, and how you want. Swipe on the book’s cover to skip backward or forward. Increase playback speed up to 3x. Set a sleep timer until the end of the chapter or for 5, 10, 30 minutes, or more.
Getting started with Libby
- Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android or iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) device. Or, visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.
- In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card. Don’t have a card? Click here to sign up.
- Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title.
- Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically when you’re on Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you’re offline. On your Shelf, tap loans at the top of the screen. From there you can:
- Tap Read With… to choose whether you’d like to open a Kindle (U.S. libraries only) or Libby.
- Tap Open In Libby, Open Magazine, or Open Audiobook to start reading or listening in the app.
- Tap Manage Loan to see options like Renew and Return.
Reading with Kindle
How to send a book to a Kindle Device and read it there.
- In Libby, tap Shelf.
- Tap loans at the top of the screen.
- Tap Read With…
- Tap Kindle.
- You’ll be taken to Amazon’s website to finish getting the book.
- If you’re signed into your Amazon account, verify the “Deliver to:” device and tap Get Library Book.
- If you’re not signed into your Amazon account, tap Get Library Book, and sign in.
Is Libby free?
Yes, Libby is completely free. It’s free to install, and there are no subscription costs, no in-app purchases, and no late fees. All you need is a valid library card from your library.