Introducing Libby, a One-Tap E-Reading App from OverDrive

Welcome to Libby, a new one-tap reading app for borrowing digital titles from OverDrive. If you love the convenience of e-books but want an easier way to search and download titles, you’re in luck. Libby is inspired by user and library feedback to be as simple and easy to use as possible!

Follow these four easy steps to get started.

  1. Install the free Libby, by OverDrive app from your device’s app store. Libby is available for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 devices.
  2. Open the app and find the Arlington Public Library. You can search by library name, city, or zip code.
  3. Browse our collection of digital materials and select a title to borrow. When prompted, use your valid library card number and PIN to sign in.
  4. Borrowed titles download automatically to your Shelf, so you can read them offline. From your Shelf, you can tap Start Reading or Start Listening to begin a title. Or tap the cover image and then tap Send to Device to send the title to Kindle.

Is Libby replacing the current OverDrive app?

No, Libby is not replacing the existing OverDrive app. If you’re happy with the current app, feel free to keep using it. If you’re new to digital materials or want a new reading experience, try Libby.

Can I use both Libby and the existing OverDrive app?

Yes, but we recommend selecting one or the other for the best user experience. The apps are not fully synced to each other yet.

What if I need more help with Libby?

Libby help is available at https://help.libbyapp.com and is also available via the Tips & Secrets option in the app’s menu. You can also contact us through phone, web chat, or in person for assistance.