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Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines with your library card from Libby.

How to Download and Sign In on the Libby App


What Are The Checkout Limits in Libby?

  • 5 loans at one time from Up North Michigan Consortium
  • 5 holds at one time from Up North Michigan Consortium
  • 3 day to borrow a hold once it is ready

Why Do I have to Put a Hold on an eBook or Audiobook? It's Online, Can't You Just Make Another?

MCL purchases a license for each copy of an eBook or audiobook that we own. The eBook license works like a physical book - only one person can borrow a copy at a time. We do buy more copies based on demand, so make sure to place a hold if you are waiting for a title.

What Happens When My eBook or Audiobook is Due? How Do I Return It to the Library?

When your eBook or audiobook is due, it is immediately returned to the library. You don't have to worry about returning it or any late fees. You can return your item early if you are finished with it; this will allow other patrons to check out and enjoy the item.

Can I use Libby on my Amazon Fire tablet?

Yes, Libby is now available directly from the Amazon Appstore. 

Have you ever been frustrated when you can’t find the book you want with your Libby reading app? Now there are more options. You have access to even more books!

To add your card to use a partner library using Libby:

  1. Go to MENU > Add Library
  2. Search for the partner library by name (ex: Great Lakes Digital Libraries)
  3. Tap Sign In With My Card
  4. Under “Partner Libraries,” choose your home library from the list and sign in with your card number and PIN (last 8 digits of your card #)

Get more access with your Up North Digital Consortium library card! Borrow titles from any of these collections:

  • Great Lakes Digital Libraries
  • Download Destination
  • Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
  • Lakeland Digital Library
  • Suburban Library Cooperative
  • White Pine Cooperative
  • Woodlands Library Cooperative

Have specific questions about using the app? Check out the Libby Help Page here: