How to Read books on Libby using your iOS device

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies then the man who never reads lives only one.” ~George R.R. Martin

Whether you’re reading e-book or a physical copy for avid readers buying books is extremely expensive and not easy to handle while commuting especially hardcover. Luckily, there are numerous websites and apps are available which offers free of cost access to public libraries. You can read your favorite book on your device with ease in night mode while commuting.

In this post, we’re going to talk about how to read books on Libby using your iOS device. But, first, understand what is Libby app?

What is Libby App?

What is Libby App

It is free and simplest way to get your hands-on magazines, audiobooks, and digital books from the public library. Libby supports all the platforms such as Windows, Android, Mac, iOS and Chromebooks.

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How to Get Started with Libby?

To get on-board with Libby, you will be needing Library card. Make sure you already have a library card before you get started with Libby. Follow the below steps to download Libby app.

Step 1: You need to click on the Yes when the AI personality when the app asks you whether you have a library card.

library card

Step 2: You need to select the option provide to you like Guess My Library, I’ll Search for A Library, Copy From My Other Device to look out for the nearest library from you.

Guess My Library

Step 3: Now, you need to select the location where you would like your books to be sent. So, you can opt for the Libby apps itself, or Kindle according to your preferences.

opt for the Libby apps

How to Enter The Library’s Website Information?

Step 1: You need to click on the “Enter The Library” option.

Step 2: Now, enter your library card info to sign in. You can also acquire an instant digital card to do the same.

Enter The Library

Step 3: After signing in, you will able the check about your hold and loans about the account.

hold and loans about the account

Step 4: You need to hit Enter The Library one more time.

How to Obtain Free Books to Read?

Step 1: Click on Preferences to establish your searching considerations and preferences according to your taste.

Obtain Free Books to Read

Step 2: You need to choose the precise format like language, audiobooks, compatibility, audience and accessibility.

Step 3: You use filters and sort by popularity, relevance, author, title and release date.

Step 4: Click on the eye glass which looks like a magnifying glass from the upper corner of your screen and type down the name of the book, author to find the book.

Step 5: Select Explore to look through the name of the book. If you’re not sure about the title, then you can type down relevant information to get desired results.

Select Explore

How to Borrow A Book For Reading?

If the Book Is Available to Download:

Step 1: Once you find out the book that you’re interested in reading, then you need to select it and click on Borrow to get the book download in case it is available.

Borrow A Book For Reading

If the book is unavailable to download:

Step 1: When the book is not available, the demand the book by using the option called Place Hold. Once the book will be available you will get an alert reading the same.

book is unavailable to download

For Kindle Users:

In case, you’re going with the Kindle edition, then you will be redirected to Amazon website from where you can login to your account by entering your Amazon ID and password. Do not forget to select the preference of your device to get the book on and after that, you will notice your device has been synced.  At last, you need to click on the option which says, “Get Library Book”.

How to Get Books to Read On iOS?

You need to be careful about the option you’re choose to read the book, as the end page won’t be synced with your both the app Kindle and Libby.  So, you need to be on the app to read the whole book.

For Kindle Users:

If you’re a Kindle user, then you need access Kindle & then click on the cover of the book.

For Libby Users:

If you’ve decided to read the whole book with Libby, then you need to click on the Shelf which is located in the bottom of the page.  Click on the book that you want to read.

Digital book reading is quite a different reading experience than reading a physical copy. The same way, the digital book never charges delay fees and automatically run away from your library the moment your borrowing duration is over. Most of the time users have their hands on their books for 2-3 weeks but it differs from app to app.

Digital book policies are not similar like library submission policies, so you never have to pay delayed charges with digital copies. With the digital copies, books will automatically disappear from your device when the due date has passed. With the Libby app you can get the duration 2 weeks to one month the reading your books.

Now, you can read books on Libby using your iOS device and utilize your free and commute time for something good.

Happy Reading!

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