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LibbyWhat is Libby, by OverDrive?

Access popular ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines for free using your library card and this friendly, easy-to-use app from OverDrive.

Patrons may borrow up to 10 items at a time.

Getting Started

Navigating the App

Use the icons in the footer to navigate.

  • Tap  libby icon: library building  to browse the Bloomfield Township Public Library collection, Metro Net Library Consortium.
  • Tap  libby icon: stack of books  to find your Loans, Holds, and Tags.
  • Tap  libby icon: clock for activity timeline  to view your Activity Timeline.

When you find an available ebook, audiobook, or magazine issue you want, tap Borrow. By default, titles are automatically downloaded for offline use when connected to Wi-Fi. Tap Actions from your Shelf and Change Download Rules to change this setting.

Finding a Book or Audiobook

Browse the lists on the home page, such as “just added,” “popular,” or “random.” Tap a link above your results to narrow your search. Tap Refine to sort or limit your search.

Search the catalog. Tap  Libby Magnifying Search Icon  in the footer to search for a title, author, or keyword. Use the Explore with Filters options and + More to access advance searching.

Set your search preferences. You can screen out items that you’re not interested in. Tap + Preferences to set preferences for all of your searches. Your settings will hold until you opt out of them or override with Refine.

Additional Resources

Tap the three lines in the footer to access the menu and select Get Some Help  for tutorials or help resources.

Updated 1/2022