eBooks & Digital Audiobooks
Libby, by OverDrive
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/.
OverDrive is the legacy app that preceded Libby. In almost every case, the content Libby and OverDrive provide are identical. The only exception is that OverDrive content includes streaming videos, whereas Libby does not. Also, the Libby app doesn't support the Kindle Fire at this time. Please install the OverDrive app if you have a Kindle Fire.
If you are new to ebooks, we recommend that you download the Libby app. If you currently use the OverDrive app, you may continue to use it or replace it with Libby. For general information about Libby, go to Meet Libby.
Borrowing Rules for Libby and Overdrive
- eBooks and digital audiobooks may be borrowed for 7, 14, or 21 days. You can select the loan period when you are checking the item out.
- You may have up to 10 items out at a time. You may also have up to 15 requests in at a time.
- You need your library card number and PIN, which are the same as for your regular library account. If you know your library card number, but have forgotten your PIN, you can reset it here.
Digital books, comics and audiobooks from Hoopla are available for 21 days. There are no holds and everything may be downloaded instantly.
You may borrow up to 5 Hoopla items per calendar month. Use on a computer or download the app. Hoopla access is reserved for Framingham residents.**