Try Libby, the one-tap reading app from your library

Try Libby, the one-tap reading app from your library

Try Libby, a new app developed by OverDrive to discover and instantly enjoy thousands of e-books and audiobooks from your library. Inspired by user and library feedback, Libby was designed to get you reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. And it's available for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library customers to experience!


  • One tap to find a library near you.
  • One tap to discover something new.
  • One tap to read or listen to that book you won't be able to put down.
  • One tap to a shelf that has everything you borrowed, and all the books you want to read.
  • One tap to finding your next great read at any library location.

It's so easy. All you need to get started is a library card or ONE Access account number. Then download the Libby app to get reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

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Watch this video to see how easy it is to use Libby.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which experience should I choose? The existing OverDrive app or Libby?

Because it's so easy to use, Libby is the recommended OverDrive app for new users. But current users of OverDrive can choose to either download the new app and try it out, or continue enjoying their digital library through the existing OverDrive app.

The OverDrive app offers some features Libby doesn’t yet offer, like accessibility, Recommend to Library, streaming video and a multilingual interface. If you require those features, the OverDrive app will be a better option for now. 

Will the Libby app replace the OverDrive app?

No. If you’re a current user of the OverDrive app and love using it, please keep doing so. Whether you’re a new user or a current OverDrive app user interested in a new reading experience, give Libby a try. 

Can I use both the OverDrive app and Libby and the same time?

Yes, but we recommend using one or the other for the best experience because the apps are not fully synced.

Where can I find help?

Libby help is available at and is also available via the Tips & Secrets option in the app’s menu.