Answered By: Simon Dixon
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2023     Views: 125

What is Libby? 

Libby is a free app for accessing ebooks and digital audio books through your University Library account. You can stream titles with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. Our collection includes over 200 titles chosen by student volunteer Library Champions and an Environmental Action collection. 

If you are a campus-based student or member of staff, you can join Leicester city council libraries to access more content through your public library membership. Students and staff living in Leicestershire can use Libby with their Leicestershire libraries membership

How do I use Libby?

Step 1

Download or open Libby on your device:

Step 2
In Libby, follow the prompts to find your the University of Leicester library and sign in with your University IT account details. 

Step 3

Browse the catalogue, then borrow a book or audiobook. Loans last for 7 days, and you can borrow 3 items at a time. 

If you are a member of another subscribing library you can add these by searching for them and entering your login details for that service.