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Meet Libby, by OverDrive

Libby GraphicThe Libby app allows you to instantly borrow OverDrive eBooks to read on your phone or tablet. You can even send and read your borrowed eBooks to your Kindle ereader! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the Library's eBooks?
The Library's OverDrive collection is one of a variety of sources of eBooks. Search the Library's catalog for a comprehensive search of all eBooks available to you. Visit OverDrive if you only want to see what is available on OverDrive.

Who can read the Library's eBooks?
Department of Commerce staff and contractors stationed at the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC with a Library Account may use Overdrive eBooks.

Is Libby the same as OverDrive?
Libby is built by OverDrive, who also developed the classic OverDrive app. Both apps let you borrow the same digital content. However, Libby was designed to make finding, borrowing, and enjoying eBooks easier than ever.

Can I download Libby to my government phone?
For the most part, yes. If you are having an issue with downloading the app to your government phone, please contact your Bureau's IT help desk.

Getting Started

QR Code to Get the Libby App1. Get a Library Account
2. Download the Libby app:

Download on the App Store

Or read online in the Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.

3. Open the Libby App, then:

  • Select Yes: do you have a library card?
  • Then tap on I'll Search For A Library.
  • In the Library name, city or zip search box type in Commerce Research Library.
  • Now select Commerce Research Library.
  • Tap Enter Library Account Details, then tap Next.
  • Finally, login with your Library Account credentials.

4. Start browsing the collections!