Read Books for Free with Libby

Save money on ebooks and audiobooks with no late fees

Devette Lindsay

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Photo by Susan Q Yin on Unsplash

Ok, I admit it! I own too many books and I’m running out of places to stash them. This fact has not stopped me from perusing Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and my local used bookshop regularly in hopes of finding the next best read. Sigh! However, to avoid sacrificing a couch for yet another bookcase, I’ve chosen to purchase only those books that I plan on reading again. I’ve also decided to explore the offerings at my local library.

Meet Libby

During my library visit, I learned about their useful app, Libby by Overdrive. Libby allows you to borrow both ebooks and audiobooks to enjoy on your own devices. The app was developed by Overdrive, a global distributor of digital content for libraries & schools. It also creates apps and websites designed specifically for the institutions it serves. You can download Libby from both the Apple Store and the Google Play Store.

Time to Renew Your Library Card

To start using Libby, all you’ll need is an up-to-date library card and your ID. I’ve not used my card in over 15 years but it only took a few minutes to renew it during my in-person visit. (Online renewal is not currently an option in my town. Your town may differ).

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Devette Lindsay

I'm a writer, an avid reader, and a fan of magic found within the mundane. I publish articles on speculative fiction, literature and creativity.