Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. It's free and easy to get started for new users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.
Getting Started With Libby
Watch this short video about getting started.
You can download Libby on:
- an Apple iPhone or iPad with iOS 10+
- an Android smartphone or tablet with 5.0+
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. All Belleville Public Library users can also browse, borrow, and enjoy titles on the Ontario Library Service Consortium's OverDrive website.
Signing into Libby
1. When asked if you have a library card, select Yes.
2. Find and select your library:
- To have Libby find your library using your location, choose Yes, Guess my Library.
- To search for your library by name, city, or postal code, choose I'll Search for a Library. Make sure you choose Belleville, Ontario (not Illinois!).
3. Follow the prompts to enter your card number and PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number).
Learn more about each feature with the links below:
|Navigating the app||Read|
|Borrowing a title||Read|
|Viewing your progress in a book||Read|
|Changing your reading settings||Read|
|Viewing your progress in an audiobook||Read|
|Labeling the navigation icons in Libby||Read|
Visit Libby Help for Frequently Asked Questions, including browsing by subject, searching for a series, filtering by availability and format, using tags, managing your holds, and more.
Enjoy magazines, ebooks, and audiobooks all in one place. OverDrive Magazines can be read on the Ontario Library Service Consortium's OverDrive website and in Libby.
OverDrive Magazines have no circulation cap and allow unlimited simultaneous use, so you can enjoy every issue of every magazine. Read the latest issues and up to 3 years of back issues.
You can transfer ebooks from Libby to some Kobo eReaders using free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your Windows or Mac computer. See this guide for instructions.
Some Kobo eReaders have a built-in OverDrive feature, allowing you to borrow and download books from the library straight to your eReader. For details and instructions, see Kobo's guide or OverDrive's guide.
Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets
Libby is now available to download from the Amazon Appstore. Going forward, users with Amazon Fire tablets should download Libby directly from the Amazon Appstore instead of manually sideloading the app.