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Libby Tips & Tricks

New here? Learn why the Libby app will improve your reading life


Welcome! Meet Libby, the reading app from your local library that allows you to borrow ebooks and audiobooks for free.

Go ahead, pinch yourself. You aren’t dreaming.

Libby is real, and it was designed by readers, for readers. The oh-so-easy design makes it simple to navigate whether you’re an avid tech enthusiast or this is your first time trying digital. Here are just a few reasons readers love Libby:

Libby app checklistLibby is completely free for readers.

There’s no cost to install, no in-app purchases, no subscription fees and no late fees. This is all thanks to your public library.

It’s all digital.

You’ll find ebooks and audiobooks to borrow, and some libraries have magazines and other great content to discover, too.

You can browse thousands of books.

From classics to the latest bestsellers and everything in between, your library hand-selects titles based on your community’s needs and reading preferences.

No late fees.

Borrowed titles are automatically returned for you at the end of their lending period. Now that’s service!

Available 24/7.

It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 AM or you’re about to board a long flight. Whenever and wherever, you can access your library’s digital collection.

Customize how you read or listen.

Adjust an ebook’s font size or lighting. Add a bookmark or make notes and highlights. Increase playback speed on audiobooks or set a sleep timer. The reading experience can be tailored specifically to you.

Did we mention, it's free from your local library?

Yet another reason to love your library (as if we needed another).

Here’s how to get started:

Libby instructions getting started☑️ Download the Libby app from the app store on your phone or tablet.

☑️ Follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a library card. Don’t have a library card?

☑️ Browse your library’s digital collection and borrow a title to start reading.

☑️ Subscribe to Libby Life for a free weekly email with top books, new releases, Libby tips and more.

Download the Libby app today and start borrowing ebooks, audiobooks and more for free from your library.

Published Sep 30, 2022


About the Author

Annie Suhy has been working in the book industry since 2006. When she’s not working, practicing yoga, or petting cats, she’s doing paint-by-numbers and buying more plants. An avid poetry fan, her favorite collection is "The Splinter Factory" by Jeffrey McDaniel.


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