eCollection (eBooks and More)


eCollection

e-Books, e-Audio Books, e-Magazines, and more


libby by overdrive

Download eBooks, including Kindle books, and eAudiobooks from OverDrive with Libby.

Checkout up to 10 titles at one time and keep them for up to 21 days. Titles will return automatically.

You can also check out unlimited magazines with Libby by OverDrive. Magazines do not count against your 10 title limit!


how do i begin?

Visit https://libbyapp.com/ in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.

Or, download the app.

  • Connect to Memphis Public Libraries.
  • Add your Library Card number.
  • Search for books with the “eyeglass” icon or browse with the “library card” icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Read checked out books in the “Books” icon.

Visit Libby Help – Getting Started for more details!

A Library card is required to check books on Libby. Need a library card? Register for one online!


e-books

  • Select the “Library Card” icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select “Preferences”. Select “Format”. Select “Books”.
  • All browsing and searching will be limited to e-Books.
  • To see only available titles, select “Preferences”. Select “Availability”. Select “Available Now”.

Visit Libby Help – Reading e-Books and e-Magazines for more information.


e-audiobooks

  • Select the “Library Card” icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select “Preferences”. Select “Format”. Select “Audiobooks”.
  • All browsing and searching will be limited to e-Audiobooks.
  • To see only available titles, select “Preferences”. Select “Availability”. Select “Available Now”.

Visit Libby Help – Listening to audiobooks for more information.


e-magazines

  • Select the “Library Card” icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select “Preferences”. Select “Format”. Select “Magazines”.
  • All browsing and searching will be limited to e-Magazines.
  • All magazines are available at all times and do not count against your 10 title checkout limit.

Visit Libby Help – Reading e-Books and e-Magazines for more information.


kindle

You can read most borrowed books with Kindle. To send a book to Kindle and read it there:

  1. Tap the “Shelf” icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap loans at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Read With…
  4. Tap Kindle.
  5. You’ll be taken to Amazon’s website to finish getting the book.
    • If you’re signed into your Amazon account, verify the “Deliver to:” device and tap Get Library Book.
    • If you’re not signed into your Amazon account, tap Get Library Book, and sign in.

Visit Libby Help – Kindle Books for more details.


OverDrive

Or visit https://memphis.overdrive.com/ to access the legacy OverDrive site.


support

For technical issues with the Libby app:

  1. Tap the Libby icon at the bottom center of the screen.
  2. On the side menu, select “Get Some Help”.
  3. Search for your issue or question, then tap ask our Support team.
  4. Choose a category, enter a description, and follow the prompts.

For other issues, contact us with our eCollection support form.