What is the Libby app?

 Check out the collection of e-books, audiobooks and e-magazines directly on a browser by visiting Irving Public Library's Libby page. Mobile users can access the same great items using the Libby app.

Checkout limit: 5 items on the card at a time (includes Always Available items)
Always Available items: 3 ebooks and 3 audiobooks per month
Hold limit: 8 items at a time
Checkout period allowed: 7 day, 14 day, 21 day (Default checkout: 21 days)

libby appThe Libby app powered by OverDrive has many incredibly useful features that make accessing Irving Public Library's digital catalogue of e-books and audiobooks more convenient. Users can adjust an ebook’s font size, book layout, and lighting. The audiobook player also gives readers the ability to control playback speed and even set a sleep timer. Other notable features include the ability to add multiple library cards, place or even delay holds, and much more.

With Libby, it only takes a few taps to find, borrow, and enjoy e-books. To get started, Irving Public Library cardholders need their 14 digit library card number and PIN. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™. 

Check out Libby today by downloading the app on a personal device or visit

Contact Us

  1. Have you followed the instructions but still can't get it to work?

    Did you check-out an eBook that failed to download?

    Check out the Troubleshooting page for our top tips, or fill out our Digital Downloads Troubleshooting form and we will return your message during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

  2. Which collection to choose first?

    If you're not sure which Digital Download collection to use, we recommend searching the library's catalog for your favorite authors and subjects to identify which collection will have what you want.  

    After searching for a favorite topic, on the search results page you can limit the list to items from our Digital Download collections by selecting "Electronic Resources" in the left column under the heading Type of Material. Browse through this new filtered list and look for which Digital Download collection appears most frequently.


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Android phones
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Apple iPhone
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Amazon Kindle
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Important Notice: As of May 1, 2023, the legacy OverDrive app has been retired in favor of the Libby app, which offers the same great service and selection, but with many convenient modifications. 

OverDrive users will no longer be able to access items via the retired app. Users will need to download the Libby app and log in with their Irving Public Library Card and PIN. Items currently checked out and on hold will carry over and be accessible via Libby. 

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