Libby App Enables Borrowing From L.A. Public Library!


Libby is an innovative in-browser and mobile app from OverDrive designed to make borrowing and enjoying e-books, magazines, streaming services and audiobooks from the library easier than ever. Libby is available on your browser and for Android and iOS devices.

Other resources include:

The OverDrive app will be discontinued May 1, 2023. 

Here are some helpful resources for making the switch to Libby:

The OverDrive desktop interface will still be available. You may continue to use this interface to browse and check out, place holds, manage your account, and download mp3 audio files.

Read across devices

All your loans, notes, bookmarks and reading progress sync across your devices.

Offline access

Download ebooks and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space.

Listen in your car

Enjoy audiobooks in your car through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or a Bluetooth connection.

Send to Kindle

If you prefer reading on your Kindle, Libby can send your library books to it.

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