Answered By: Layla Andros
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2017     Views: 45

OverDrive's new Libby app is an easy way to get started with downloadable books and audiobooks and is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) and Windows 10. Learn more about Libby.

Download and set up the app (a one-time process)

  1. Install the free Libby app from your device's app store. You may need your Apple, Google or Windows ID and password.
  2. Open Libby. Find your library by using your location or searching for Austin Public Library.

Borrow and use content

  1. Browse or search the collection using the magnifying glass icon in the top left: . Audiobooks are marked with a headphones icon on the cover:
  2. Tap Borrow if available, or place a hold to get in line. When prompted, sign in with a library card number and PIN (if needed, learn how to reset your PIN).


    Tip: You can have 10 checkouts and 10 holds at a time.

  3. Tap Borrow again. When connected to WiFi, items download to the app automatically so you can read them when you're offline. You can now open the item, keep browsing, or go to your Shelf.

    Borrowed items appear on your Shelf. From your Shelf, tap open book or open audiobook to start reading or listening to a title.


Have a Kindle? You can send most borrowed books to Kindle. To send a book to Kindle, go to your Shelf, tap the cover, tap Send to Device, then select your device. You'll be taken to Amazon's website to finish getting the book.



Need help?
Call us at 512-974-7400, Option 1, or come to Tech Time for hands-on help with setup and troubleshooting.

Libby Help - Learn how to search, borrow, place holds, and renew items.
Libby Support - Email support staff 24/7.