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What is Libby?

Libby is an app for your phone or computer that can be used to check out over 5,000 eBooks and audiobooks to our Jefferson community. Unlike our academic collections (ProQuest eBook Central and EBSCOHost eBooks), Libby provides access to popular fiction and nonfiction. These eBooks and audiobooks can be checked out for free! 

Introduction to Libby

The free Libby app is the easiest way to get started with eBooks and audiobooks from Jefferson Community and Technical College Learning Commons. All you need to do is download the app and sign into our library using your KCTCS userID and password to begin browsing the digital collection. 

Getting Started

Getting started is easy! Just follow these simple instructions:
  1. Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android, iOS, or Windows 10 device.
  2. In Libby, follow the prompts to find  Jefferson Community and Technical College Learning Commons and sign in with KCTCS userID and password
  3. Browse the digital collection and borrow a title. 

You'll need: 

  • KCTCS userID and password
  • Internet access
  • A smartphone, tablet, or eReader
  • The free Libby app, which can be downloaded for free from your devices app store or Kindle. 

Borrowing Info

Quick facts about borrowing books or audiobooks through Libby:

  • Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period. No late fees!
  • Check out up to 4 titles at a time.
  • Borrow titles for up to 21 days.
  • You can place a hold on 4 titles at a time.

Quick Tips

If a title is not available, you can place a hold.
  • After you place a hold, view your spot in line by going to your Shelf, tapping Holds, then tapping Wait List. 
You can view your place in line for a hold.
  • After you place a hold, go to Shelf > Holds and tap the calendar icon. You'll see your approximate wait time, the number of copies in use, and the number of people waiting.
You can save time by saving your preferences. 
  • Tap Preferences at the top of your library's home screen, or at the top of any list. Adjust your filters and default sorting option. Tap Apply Preferences.
You can explore more book recommendations.
  • Tap Explore at the top of your library's home screen to discover your next great read. Search by subject, popularity, what's available, and more.
You can add more than one library card.
  • Tap the Libby icon in the top right corner, then tap Add a Library. You can search by name of zip code.

Need More Help?

There is an in-app support feature to help answer frequently asked questions. You can also reach out through Ask a Librarian.