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Overdrive's Libby App

Enjoying eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive on your tablet, smartphone and computer is easy with the Libby app for Apple iOS 9.0 or later, Android 5.0 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

Getting Started

  • Download and install the Libby app from your app store.
  • Select whether you have a library card or not.
  • You can search for your library or allow Libby to use your geolocation service to select your 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. You can select any one of our 16 locations.
  • You can then add your Library Account Details.
  • You can now browse the catalogue or Search for a Book.
  • Scroll down the page to browse collections through the lists, by subject or by popularity. Audiobooks have a picture of headphones and are marked Audio at the bottom, eBooks do not have a label.
  • Select the cover for book details and select Borrow to borrow it. At this point, you can change your default loan period if desired by selecting the number of days you wish to borrow the item. Confirm by selecting Borrow!
  • If an item isn't currently available, select Place 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. You can locate your Shelf at the bottom of the screen.

Return or Renew eBooks and Audiobooks

  • eBooks and audiobooks are automatically return on their due date.
  • To return items early, find them on the Loans tab of your Shelf. Select the Manage Loan, and then return by selecting Return Loan 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!

Privacy and Terms of Use

OverDrive is a commercial service whose policies concerning privacy and user information differ from that of the London Public Library. For more information, please read OverDrive's Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use.