Libby App



Libby App is our most popular digital reading app for our library users. It is free to every Upper Hutt Libraries' members to use. All you need is your library card number and pin number to log into Libby App.


What you can do:
  • Browse eBooks, audiobooks and magazines
  • Simply search for books or authors
  • See clearly what books you have on hold/borrowed
  • Easily return books early if you want to.


Access Libby Here

Using Libby App

Search Apple Store or Google Play store for Libby App. 

  • Download the Libby app. Search for Lower North Island: Upper Hutt Libraries.
  • Enter your library card number and pin/password.  



OverDrive|Libby – eBooks, Audiobooks, and More

Can you edit the search terms?

On the main page of the Libby App, you can set your search preference by Age, Format or Availability.


Do I need to sign in every time to Libby?

Once you sign into Libby you will not need to sign in again unless you change device or it' s time for your Library Card renewal which is every two years.

Can I read the books with no wifi/data?

Yes, you need wifi or data to download the ebook or audiobook but once you have downloaded the book, you can read it without wifi or data.

Change your reading settings

Change your reading settings

When you are reading an ebook you can tap the screen to change your reading settings. Once you have tapped the screen, you can select the “A” icon to change the font size, the font itself, line spacing, and even use a dyslexic font. You can also switch your lighting to night mode or to a sepia background.


Tips and Tricks
Top Tip Suspending your Holds:

If you don’t think you will be able to get to a book when your hold becomes available, you can suspend your hold for a future date. The book will then become available as soon as it is ready after that date. 

1. Go to your Shelf, then “Holds”. Click on “Manage Hold” next to the hold you would like to suspend. 

2. Click “Suspend Hold”.

3. Choose how long you would like to suspend your hold and click “Update”

If your hold is already available, but you want to listen to it later, you can choose the “Deliver Later” option when you get your hold notification

Top Tip Author Books:

If you click onto a book's title, at the top of the page the Author's name is underlined. If you click the Author's name you will be taken to the Author's page, where you can see all the Author's books at once.

Top Tip Tags:

You can create tags to help you organize books in Libby.

You can use tags to make a list of what you want to read, your favourites, what you've borrowed, and more.

You can find your tags on your Shelf () under tags. Once you select a tag from your Shelf, you can borrow a tagged title, filter the tag by format, export a list of titles in the tag, and rename or delete the tag.

You can create as many tags as you'd like.

Top Tip See your place in line for a hold:

After you place a hold, go to Shelf (), click Holds and tap the calendar icon to see your place in line. You’ll also see your approximate wait time, the number of copies in use, and the number of people waiting.