What is Libby?

Libby is a free app that allows users to borrow and read eBooks and audiobooks from their local public library. The app was developed by OverDrive, a company that provides digital content solutions to public libraries and schools.

With the Libby app, users easily search for and borrow digital books from their local library’s collection. The app supports a wide range of eBook and audiobook formats and provides a user-friendly reading experience with customizable settings, such as font sizes and background colors. Users also listen to audiobooks directly within the app and even speed up or slow down the narration.

Libby is available for free on both Apple and Android devices and is downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store.


How to Use Libby?

Here are the basic steps for using the Libby app:

What are Libby’s Accessibility Features?

For more information about accessibility in Libby, visit Libby Help or check out OverDrive’s accessibility statement. Note that some settings are only available for the English language.

How to Read Aloud with Libby?

Libby provides an easy way to listen to audiobooks on your mobile device, including the ability of adjustable playback speed, setting sleep timers, and more. Here’s how to listen to audiobooks in Libby:

If you want to read along with the audiobook player, Libby offers a feature called “Read Along,” which highlights the text as the narrator reads the book aloud. Here’s how to use Read Along:


What are Web Content Accessibility Guidelines?

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are a set of international standards for making digital content, such as websites, apps, and documents, more accessible to people with disabilities.

WCAG assists content creators about whether their digital content is accessible to the widest possible audience, including people with disabilities and vision problems.

Is Libby the Same with OverDrive App?

While both Libby and OverDrive are owned by the same company, OverDrive Inc., they are different products.

Is Libby Better than Amazon Kindle?

It depends on what you’re looking for. If you want to access a large selection of eBooks and audiobooks for free from your local library, then Libby may be the better choice for you. But if you want a device or app specifically designed for reading eBooks, with a wider selection of titles available for purchase, then Kindle may be a better option.