How to Download and Use Libby App on Your Mac

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Are you a Mac user looking for an easy way to access ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines? Look no further than Libby by OverDrive!

Libby is the newest app from the team at OverDrive that makes accessing thousands of titles from your local library simple. All you need is a valid library card and you can instantly access thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines on your Mac. Plus, its interface is incredibly user-friendly and intuitive so you’ll have no problem navigating through the app.

Getting started with Libby on your Mac is easy. Simply head over to in your Chrome, Safari, or Firefox browser and log in using your library card number. Once logged in, you can start browsing titles from the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium or other library systems that are supported by Libby. You’ll be able to search for books by author, title, or keyword, as well as filter results by genre or format (ebooks & audiobooks). When you find something you like all you have to do is select it and click “borrow” to add it to your digital library shelf.

Once added to your shelf, the title will be available for 21 days before returning itself automatically – no need to worry about late fees! You can read ebooks in the Libby app itself or send them to other compatible apps like Kindle or Apple Books if desired. The same goes for audiobooks – they can be played directly in Libby or sent over to your favorite music players like iTunes or Spotify.

Libby also allows you to keep track of what books you’ve borrowed so there’s no need for paper receipts or keeping notes about when items are due back. And if something does come up where a book needs to be returned early – say someone else wants it – just delete it from your shelf and it will be available again for other people to borrow instantly.

So don’t wait any longer! Download Libby today and start exploring all of the titles available at your local library!

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Can Libby Be Used on Mac Computers?

Yes, Libby can be used on a Mac computer. To stream titles in your web browser, simply go to and use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium). Libby is also available as an app for iOS and Android devices. With Libby, you can browse your library’s digital collection, borrow titles with your library card, and download them to the app for offline use. You can also access ebooks and audiobooks from other libraries through OverDrive’s extensive catalog.

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Downloading the Libby App on a Computer

To get the Libby app onto your computer, follow these steps:
1. Open the Microsoft Store on your computer. You can type ‘Microsoft Store’ into your search bar or find it in your list of apps.
2. Once you have opened the Microsoft Store, click on the magnifying glass in the top-right corner to open a search box.
3. Type in ‘Libby by OverDrive’, and click on the app when it appears in the results list.
4. Click ‘Get’ to download and install Libby onto your computer.
5. Once you have installed and opened the app, Libby will help you identify your library so you can start downloading titles!

Is There a Library App for Macs?

Yes, there is a library app for Mac users! Libby is a free app developed by OverDrive that lets you access ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your local library. All you have to do is download the app, sign in with your library card information, and link your library card to get started. You can use Libby on both Mac and iOS devices to check out and enjoy digital content from your local library anytime.

Are Libby and OverDrive the Same App?

No, Libby and OverDrive are not the same apps. While both allow users to borrow and read digital content from their library, they differ in design and user experience. Libby has a modern design with an easy-to-use interface that makes it ideal for most library users. OverDrive has been around for longer but has a more traditional look and feel that might be better suited to experienced library users.


In conclusion, the Libby app by OverDrive is an excellent choice for Mac users looking to access ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from their local library. With its easy-to-use interface, it makes borrowing content a breeze. Furthermore, it is completely free to use, making it a great resource for anyone looking to save money on books. Whether you are an avid reader or just want something to do in your spare time, the Libby app is an excellent way to get started!

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.