We are offering select services at 38 library locations, including Central Library.

Meet Libby from OverDrive


Libby's app icon plus logos for OverDrive and Los Angeles Public Library

Libby is an innovative mobile app from OverDrive designed to make borrowing and enjoying e-books and audiobooks from the library easier than ever.

Find and borrow a title with just a few taps. You can use Libby in place of, or in addition to, the traditional OverDrive app. Libby is available for Android, iOS and Windows devices.

Getting Started

Step 1 - Download the Libby app from your device's app store.

Step 2 - Open Libby and find the Los Angeles Public Library.

Step 3 - Browse the library's collection and borrow a title. When prompted, sign in with a valid library card and PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number).

Step 4 – Enjoy! Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf.

Libby Action for Google Assistant

For those with a Google Home or Google Assistant on their devices, you can now try the Libby Action for the Google Assistant. Google offers this voice-activated service on over 1 billion devices, including:

  • Android and Apple smart phones
  • Android smart watches
  • smart speakers
  • Google Home
  • smart TVs
  • smart displays

Simply say Hey Google, talk to Libby to get started!

The Libby Action helps you discover and borrow books from your library’s digital collection with speech. You can ask the Libby Action to help search for a book, read a description, get a recommendation for the next read, borrow a title, and more.

For additional help and to learn more about Libby and how it works, go to help.libbyapp.com.

Library Card

Don't have a library card? Get an e-card to get access instantly!