Link to Accessible Catalogue

Overdrive's Libby App

Enjoying eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive on your tablet, smartphone and computer is easy with the Libby app for iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.4 and up, and Windows 10. If your device isn’t compatible with Libby, you may still be able to access OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks with the original OverDrive app

How to Use Libby

Download Software

  • Download and install the Libby app from your app store.
  • Select Hi! and then select Find My Library. Libby will try to find your nearest library but if it doesn’t find the right one, select No… and use the search option
  • Select Add Your Card to sign in with your library card or an OverDrive or Facebook account. We recommend always signing in by the same method.

Browse the Catalogue

  • Scroll down the page to browse new and popular titles, as well as selections by genre or subject. Search for a specific title or author by selecting the magnifying glass at the top of the page. If a cover image has a headphone icon at the bottom, the item is an audiobook.
  • Select the cover for book details and select Borrow to borrow it. Change your default loan period if desired by selecting it, and then confirm by selecting Borrow!
  • If an item isn’t currently available, select Place a hold to go on the waiting list. When your hold is ready you will be contacted by email.
  • Once you’ve borrowed a title you can start reading. By default, Libby downloads all your loans when connected to Wi-Fi. Downloaded items will be found on your Shelf in the Libby app.

Return or Renew eBooks and Audiobooks

  • eBooks and audiobooks automatically return on their due date.
  • To return items early, find them on the Loans tab of your Shelf. Select the cover image, and then return by selecting Return Title to Library and confirming Return!
  • Items can be renewed 3 days before the due date if there are no holds. Find the item on the Loans tab of your Shelf. Select the cover image, and then renew by selecting Renew Loan and confirming Renew!

Need Help?

For more help, visit the searchable Overdrive Help page or the Libby Help page

Telephone 519-661-4600 during Library hours or send us your questions online!

The Book a Librarian service offers personal, one-on-one help with London Public Library's databases, online resources and print collections. Appointments can be made Monday to Friday during business hours at the Central Library. Request an appointment using our online form. You can make up to 2 appointments per month.