Ebooks and Audiobooks

Ebooks are digital books that you can read or listen to on a computer or a portable device such as an iPad, Kindle or smartphone. Martin County residents can access a wide selection of digital ebooks, audiobooks and magazines for free from the Martin County Library System through OverDrive. Browse Collection.

Download the Libby App

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With your library card, you can borrow ebooks and audiobooks to read on your phone or tablet using the free Libby app by OverDrive.

Through Libby, all titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use. Download the free Libby app to get started!

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Getting Started

  1. Download the Libby app.
  2. Open Libby and find Martin County Library.
  3. Sign in with your library card number (no spaces) and PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number).
  4. Browse the collection and borrow a title.

You can download Libby on:

  • iOS 10+
  • Android 5.0+
  • Amazon Fire Tablets from 2020 or later

For a complete list of compatible devices, visit Libby Help

On a computer? You can visit libbyapp.com through Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge web browser. You can also access the library's OverDrive collection at martin.overdrive.com to browse and borrow titles, and start reading on a PC or Mac.

Kindle e-readers and Kindle reading apps:

You can read most borrowed books with Kindle (available in the U.S. only). To send a book to Kindle and read it there, follow these instructions

Kindle Fire:

As of June 2023, you can download the Libby App from the Amazon Appstore here.

Users with OverDrive's Libby APK on their Fire tablet can continue to use that version. If you'd like to switch to the Appstore version of the app, you can follow these stepsNote: Users who switch from the APK version to the Amazon Appstore version of Libby may lose their Libby timeline activity, search history, and app customizations. They will not lose their loans, holds, or tags.

For a complete list of compatible Fire tablets, visit Libby Help

Patrons can check out a maximum of (30) digital titles at a time for up to (14) days.

Renewing Titles:

Renewing digital titles works a little differently than renewing physical books from the library. When you renew a digital title, it doesn't extend your lending period; instead, it lets you borrow the title again immediately after your current checkout expires.

The option to renew will be available three (3) days before the title is scheduled to expire. Only one (1) renewal is available and it will only be available if no one else is waiting for the item. If the title has holds, you can't renew it, but you can request it again.

Instructions to renew a title

Returning Titles:

Digital content is returned automatically at the end of the checkout period and there are no late fees. 

You can request digital titles not currently available through OverDrive or through Libby.

In Libby, you can find titles your library doesn't offer by searching for it, using the "Deep Search" filter, and selecting the "Notify Me" smart tag to express interest in titles to your library. If a title you've tagged with your "Notify Me" smart tag is purchased, you'll get a notification and have the option to borrow it or place it on hold right away. See more information about this smart tag from Libby Help.

Also, through a collaboration with the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN), some downloadable materials are available through the LYRASIS Palace Project available from Google Play and the Apple Store.

LYRASIS Palace Project

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The Martin County Library System is participating with the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) to pilot The Palace Project! This eBook and eAudiobook app provides access to materials like Audible and Amazon exclusive titles purchased by SEFLIN.

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Need Help?

If you need more help, please visit Libby Help or OverDrive Help. You may also request help and contact the library via the button below or visit any Martin County library branch for assistance.