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 Libby app by OverDrive. It’s free and easy for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. 

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+

For a complete list of compatible devices, visit Libby Help.

Using a Kindle Fire? If you are reading on a Kindle Fire tablet, older device or require the use of a screen reader, you can use the classic OverDrive app.

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:

If you are using a Kindle Fire tablet, you can use the classic OverDrive app or libbyapp.com.

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 in our OverDrive catalog at martin.overdrive.com and we'll do our best to acquire a copy for you. Please be aware that not all items are made available by publishers for library lending. 

Need More 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.