Goodbye Overdrive, Hello Libby!

The original OverDrive app has been removed from the Google Play, Apple App, and Microsoft stores. This means that new OverDrive users will need to download the Libby app to access OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks on their Android and iOS devices.

Current users of the OverDrive app may keep using it for now, but OverDrive plans to discontinue it in early 2023.

OverDrive states that Libby provides a better experience. Here are some Libby features not available in the original OverDrive app:

  • Easier onboarding for new users
  • A unified bookshelf for all loans and holds
  • Support for multiple library cards
  • Direct user support from OverDrive
  • A best-in-class eBook reader
  • Push notifications for ready holds
  • Same look and feel on both Android and iOS devices
  • Ability to export notes and highlights
  • Tags to track favorite reads, wish lists, and more
  • Compatibility with Apple CarPlay
  • Sonos speaker integration

How do you get the Libby App?  Simply download it from your app store, either the Apple Store or Google Play. If you are a PC user, you can go to and use Libby on your PC.

Is Libby free? Yes, Libby is completely free. It’s free to install, and there are no subscription costs, no in-app purchases, and no late fees.