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What is Libby?

Libby is an all-in-one app that makes reading and downloading eBooks, audiobooks and magazines easy. You can download the app or access the website to borrow eBooks and audiobooks right from your phone, tablet, or on your computer. 

How do I get started on Libby?

On your computer:

  1. Go to - You're done! 

Note:  When using Libby on your computer, you cannot download books to the desktop for offline use.  You can only download books on your phone or tablet.

On your device:

  1.  Go to the app store for your device and search for "Libby, by OverDrive". 

  2.  Download the app. 

  3.  Follow the instructions on the screen to log in with your library card.

  • Howard Miller Library card holders, choose "Lakeland Digital Library".
  • Herrick District Library card holders, choose "Midwest Collaborative for Library Services".

Gain access to more materials by following the instructions for adding a card for a partner library on Libby's website and looking for our partnering libraries:

  • Lakeland Digital Library (Lakeland Library Cooperative)
  • Download Destination
  • Great Lakes Digital Libraries
  • Metro Net Library Consortium
  • Mideastern Michigan Library Consortium
  • Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)
  • Suburban Library Cooperative
  • Up North Michigan Consortium
  • White Pine Library Cooperative (Fuel Your Mind)
  • Woodlands Downloadable Library

Send a book from Libby to Kindle

What you need:  Cell phone or computer, Amazon account information (email and password), your Kindle

  1.  Find the book you want on the Libby app on your phone or your computer.
  2.  Check out the book.
  3.  Click on "Open Book".  You will be taken to a screen that says "Where would you like to read *book name*" then select "Kindle".
  4.  Your phone will open a new tab and take you to Amazon.  Sign into your Amazon account using your email and password.
  5.  Select your Kindle from the menu that says "Deliver To:"  Then click on "Get Library Book" to send to Kindle.
  6.  Make sure your Kindle is connected to Wi-Fi and sync your device.  The library book should appear on the main page.

More questions?  See this link for common Libby issues and questions.

Updated: 9/12/2023