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Answered By: Leah Oswald
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2021     Views: 22557

OverDrive's Libby app is an alternative to the OverDrive app. It's great for first-time users of OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks, but it doesn't yet have some features of the OverDrive app. The OverDrive app will remain an option for the foreseeable future.

Not sure which app is right for you? Check out our comparison of current device compatibility, collections and features:

 


OverDrive


Libby

Device Compatibility
iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)
iOS 9+ 

iOS 9+ 
Mac macOS 10.6 -
10.14 only
see note
Android
Android 4.0+ 

Android 5.0+
Chromebook see note
Windows 8 see note
Windows 10 see note
Kindle Fire  
Kindle eReader
Send items to your eReader from the app on another device.
Collections
eBooks
eAudiobooks
eMagazines
Streaming video
Features
Simplified download process
Just tap borrow—no need to select a format.
 
Borrowing history
Place holds and view your place in line
Estimated hold wait times
Read magazines in Article View  
Sign in to multiple libraries with one or more library cards  
Customizable browsing options  
Separate collections for Kids and Teens
Dedicated collections that display content only for kids or teens.
Dyslexic font
Compatibility with screen readers coming soon
Multilingual interface ✓ 
Wish List
Save titles to check out at another time. Library specific.
Tags
Tag titles as read, loved, hated, wish list, school, beach—whatever you like! Device specific.
 
eBook highlighting and annotations
Recommend for purchase
If you search for an item not in the collection, recommend it for purchase with just a tap.
coming soon

 

♦Note: If you have a Windows computer, Mac computer or a Chromebook, you can use Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com. We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium).