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Using the Libby app

The Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books and audiobooks. Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android, iOS or Windows 10 device. Or visit in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge browser.

In Libby, follow the prompts to find The London Library and sign in with your membership number and PIN.

Browse our collection and borrow a title. Borrowed titles appear under Shelf > Loans and download to the app automatically when you're on Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you’re offline. From your Loans, you can tap tap 'Open Audiobook' or 'Open Magazine' to start reading or listening to that title. Tap 'Manage Loan' to see options like Renew and Return.

Note that the ‘recommend to library’ feature that tells staff at The London Library about titles you would like to be able to read is not available in the Libby app – that feature is only available using a web browser by going to - see ‘Using Overdrive on a computer’ below.

Using Overdrive on a computer

Use these steps to borrow and enjoy digital titles from your library on your Windows or Mac computer. NOTE: If you're using a Chromebook™ or Windows 8 and up, you may be able to use the new Libby app or the original OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy digital titles from your library.

STEP 1: Go to

STEP 2: Sign in with the same email and password used to register as a member.

STEP 3: After you borrow a title, you can: read, watch, or listen to a title right in your browser, download an ebook, then use free Adobe Digital Editions software to transfer it to a supported ereader or download an audiobook then use OverDrive's free desktop app for Windows to transfer it to a supported MP3 player.

Using Overdrive on an ereader

STEP 1: Install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer:

STEP 2: Connect your ereader to your computer.

STEP 3: On your computer, open your library's digital collection and borrow an ebook.

STEP 4: Click Download for the borrowed ebook.If prompted, authoriSe ADE with a free Adobe ID or an OverDrive account.

STEP 5: To transfer an ebook to your ereader, drag and drop it from your ADE library into your ereader, which should appear on the left under "Devices."