Get Libby and Read NOW!

Convenient, easy, fast, and free – that’s the Libby reading app by OverDrive. Libby accesses the library’s consortium OverDrive website. Find the Libby app in your smart device’s app store, then sign in. You will need to specify Mason County District Library (we are part of the Up North Michigan Consortium). Then use your library card number and the last four digits of your phone number to sign in. Libby works on iOS and Android devices, but cannot be used with any Kindle device due to Amazon’s app restrictions.

Download and read eBooks, Audiobooks, videos, and eMagazines. You can read anytime and anywhere on your computer or smart device. You only need internet or WiFi to download. Then the book is on your device – no internet needed.

You may borrow 5 ebooks or audiobooks at one time. Magazines don’t count toward your checkout limit, and the issues are simultaneous use – so no waiting for someone else to return the issue you wish to read!

You do need to know your library card number and PIN (which is the last 4 digits of the phone number on our records). So, if you don’t know your number, email us. Include your address and phone number as well.

Already using Libby? Great! There are always improvements made to the app. Find more help and how-to’s for Libby at

Device compatibility update, October 2021:

  • Libby’s minimum iOS version is now iOS 10. To use Libby on an iOS device, users are required to update their device’s operating system to iOS 10 or newer. These are the steps to help iOS users update their operating system version.
  • Older Kindle Fires may experience issues with our OverDrive website (UpNorth Digital Collection)
  • Users on legacy web browsers may experience issues loading or our OverDrive website and should upgrade to a newer browser version, if possible.

App update, February 2022:

The legacy OverDrive app is no longer available to download from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or the Microsoft store. Users who have the OverDrive app (mobile or desktop) installed will still be able to use it without disruption. You can continue to access and use our library OverDrive website.

Use this form to email the Digital Lending Expert:

Meet Libby Poster

Lisa Dains

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