Libby, by OverDrive for pc and mac

Libby, by OverDrive for Pc

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Access Literature Classics and Free Books with Libby app for PC:


If you’re interested in borrowing ebooks and audiobooks, then you should consider using the Libby app. From literary classics to new raves and bestsellers, there’s nothing that’s missing on the Libby app.  Magazines are not left out as well.  If you cannot stay online for a long period, then you can download books you can read offline. You can also stream the books in real-time so that you can save space on your device. 

Developed by Overdrive, the app works in conjunction with Kindle, which gives you access to as many books as you want.

If you’re into the organization of the books you’re interested in, then you’re in luck. You can make use of tags to create any book lists you want. Here’s the best part: you can maintain positional synchronization across all your devices. 

To explain further, wherever you stop reading on a certain device, you can continue reading from the same place on another device. How good is that? For ebook lovers, you will find the Libby app’s ebook reader to be highly interactive and intuitive. You can highlight words and phrases, define them or get their contextual meaning. Family time can get better when you listen to read-alongs with your family. This will give you the chance to deliberate and rub minds on the contents being readout. This can also help foster a collective understanding of the text being readout.

It is not a secret that so many readers might have visual impairments which may prevent them from reading without stress. Many may also have eye conditions. If you’re in this condition, then you do not need to worry. The ebook reader has features that will help you customize your reading to your advantage.


Here’s why you should use Libby App:

  • Digital catalog of books — from classics to NYT best-sellers.
  • Unlimited ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines.
  • Offline reading, or stream them to save space.
  • Android Auto feature to listen to audiobooks
  • Reading Lists to help you organize your reading
  • It saves your reading position automatically across all your devices

Some pros and cons of the Libby App.

Pros of using the Libby app:

  • Bookmarks
  • Customized Audio player
  •  Accessibility
  • Customization options


  • Low Playback Speeds
  • Slow app usage

Download and install Libby, by OverDrive on your Laptop or Desktop computer

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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

Select your PC version:

  1. Windows 7-10
  2. Windows 11

If you want to install and use the Libby, by OverDrive app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >>

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Libby, by OverDrive in the search bar and press Search. Click on Libby, by OverDriveapplication icon. A window of Libby, by OverDrive on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use Libby, by OverDrive for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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How to download and install Libby, by OverDrive on Windows 11

To use mobile apps on your Windows 11, you need to install the Amazon Appstore. Once it's set up, you'll be able to browse and install mobile apps from a curated catalogue. If you want to run android apps on your Windows 11, this guide is for you.

Steps to setup your pc and download Libby, by OverDrive app on Windows 11:

  1. Check if your computer is compatible: Here are the minimum requirements:
    • RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
    • Storage: SSD
    • Processor:
      • Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum or above)
      • AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum or above)
      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum or above)
    • Processor Architecture: x64 or ARM64
  2. Check if Libby, by OverDrive already has a native Windows version here ». If there is no native version, proceed to step 3.
  3. Install the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store here ». Selecting "Get" will begin the installation of the App and will automatically install Windows Subsystem for Android too.
  4. After installation, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app will appear in the Start menu and your apps list. Open the Amazon Appstore and login with your Amazon account.
  5. Go to the Amazon App store and search for "Libby, by OverDrive". Open the app page by clicking the app icon. Click "Install". After installation, Click "Open" to start using the Libby, by OverDrive app.

To find Libby, by OverDrive Android app on Windows 11 after you install it, Go to Start menu » Recommended section. If you can't find the Libby, by OverDrive app there, click on "All apps" next to the pinned section in the Start menu and scroll through the list.

Was the setup process hard? Is Amazon Appstore on Windows not available in your country or Is Libby, by OverDrive app not working on your Windows 11? Simply download the APK directly and install via emulator. Follow the best guide for this here ».

Libby, by OverDrive On iTunes

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Free On iTunes OverDrive, Inc. 1819603 4.84015 5.1.0 4+

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Libby, by OverDrive Software Features and Description

All over the world, local libraries offer millions of ebooks and audiobooks. You can borrow them — for free, instantly — with a library card and Libby: the award-winning, much-loved app for libraries. • Browse your library’s digital catalog of books — from classics to NYT best-sellers • Borrow and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines • Download titles for offline reading, or stream them to save space • Send ebooks to your Kindle (U.S. libraries only) • Listen to audiobooks via Apple CarPlay • Use tags to create your must-read list and any other book lists you want • Keep your reading position automatically synced on all your devices In our beautiful, intuitive ebook reader: • Adjust text size, background color, and book design • Zoom into magazines and comic books • Define and search for words and phrases • Read and listen to read-alongs with your kids • Add bookmarks, notes, and highlights In our ground-breaking audio player: • Slow down or speed up the audio (0.6 to 3.0x) • Set a sleep timer • Simply swipe to skip forward and backward • Add bookmarks, notes, and highlights Libby is built by the team at OverDrive, in support of local libraries everywhere. Happy reading!

Top Pcmac Reviews

  • Libby Rating as compared to Cloud Library

    By nkeefover (Pcmac user)

    I give Libby a 5 star rating. It was so very easy to work with, so easy to figure out. I never had to request help from the library staff. I have read more than 60 audio books using Libby App. Search is easy. Returns are automatic or if you want to return early, no problem it is a simple procedure. Hold worked without a hitch. I cannot praise this App. Enough. Port Saint Lucie Libraries has now switched us to "Cloud Library"for all audio books. I have had one problem after another with this "Cloud Library". App. First of all I cannot seem to set my setting the way I would like. I accidentally requested an e-book on this app. And couldn't figure out how to return it. It was on the app. Showing overdue for awhile, may still,be,out there somewhere. I did go to the library and try to get help, however there seems to be only one person who can help, and she had not responded to my request for help and it has been 2 weeks. And, the gentleman with whom I spoke when I went to the library tried to convince me that it was NOT possible to borrow an ebook in Cloud Library even tho I have a photo of that book indicating that it is in an overdue status. I am looking forward to the day I am asked to review "Cloud Library", I will go into more depth re: my problems working with this App.
  • Fantastic interface

    By Phaikfancy (Pcmac user)

    I’ve only browsed one ebook sample but have listened to several audiobooks and the interface is leaps and bounds better than Hoopla and OverDrive. Cons: I’d give it a 5th star if the sleep timer for audiobooks had more than the 30 minute option (custom timer would be best along with 15 minute intervals up to an hour, then 30 minute intervals thereafter), the UI colors could be customized (at the least a dark mode, but I’d also like to change the blurred background color for audiobooks while in landscape mode), and I could customize my library card color tags/icons? (a minor gripe but two of my cards are too similar in color). I’m also not a fan of the settings menu but I can’t put my finger on why right now... Pros: The book layout is great (Hoopla doesn’t even do landscape or two page mode🤬). As a whole, the Libby interface puts books at your fingertips quickly and offers a sleek & modern yet minimalist design that appeals to the eyes. The sort/refine/preferences works well although an ability to sort series by order in the series both ascending and descending is missing. The ability to sync Libby across multiple devices is FANTASTIC (again, looking at you Hoopla) and saves the hassle of logging in on each device and manually downloading each book (again, Hoopla, sup?). The audio/book sample feature (Hoopla comeon!) is conveniently placed, as is the book sample, review, and jacket information.
  • FREE ebooks & audiobooks w/a library card

    By mh in mn (Pcmac user)

    If you don’t have a library card, go get one NOW! Find out where your closest public library is and go there pronto. OK, call first to ask what proof of residency they might need; they’ll probably say just 1-2 pieces of mail showing your name and address. Or maybe your library system has the application on their website. Download the Libby app and select your library from the list of library systems that appears, enter your library card barcode #, and you’re set! If you haven’t read an ebook before, go for it! You can modify background color, text size, font, and even HIGHLIGHT text or bookmark pages—then go to Reader Settings and scroll down to see all your bookmarks and highlighted passages. The app keeps your book settings so you can close and reopen the app as often as you want. (If you have any problems, just call the library helpdesk—that’s free, too!) Your library may have other ebook apps besides Libby. But Libby is hands-down the best of the two i’m familiar with. If you’re more of an audiobook fan, you can check those out, too, via the app. No more driving anywhere—you can check books out & return them in the app! All age groups, all genres. Mind blowing.
  • Enjoyable

    By ann237 (Pcmac user)

    What an enjoyable book. In my personal opinion, the Author seemed to take more liberty placing himself into the life of Mr. Knight, then wanted. Was it out of selfish reasons or more Nobel reasons? Only Mr. Finkle can answer that. On the other hand, it seemed the book was respectfully written. Mr Knight had expressed concern of how he would be “portrayed”. If he added this one to his reading list, I do hope he was not let down. Mr Knight May of lived his life that others may find odd or crazy. But he was living it, his way. The B&E as well as stealing I found strange. I mean, understandable he saw it as a means of survival. But in the way of how he stated that he was raised being taught morals & never to take help from the Government or handouts from others. Which is why he never applied for any type of assistance, or accept help from those who offered support. But how does one decide to steal & invade the homes of others, which is morally wrong, causing a feeling of fear & being violated, just as I am sure Mr. Knight would experience if someone “helped themselves “ to his home in the forest. From accepting offered support? Granted there was the fear offered support was a trap, but when raised as what seems to be right & wrong how does one choose the gray, in a world of black & white? I am glad to know that this book was held to accountability by a number of fact checkers. Especially when we live in a world where reality & fake seem to be merged.

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