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Libby Ebooks and Audiobooks: App Overview

Getting Started with Libby

St. Kate's Libby

The free Libby app is the easiest way to get started with ebooks and audiobooks from the St. Kate's Library. All you need to do is download the app and sign into our library using your St. Kate's login credentials to begin browsing the digital collection. Libby can also be used on a web browser in addition to your smartphone, tablet, or ereader.

What you'll need:
What do you need to enjoy free instant access to digital ebooks and audiobooks?

  • Your St. Kate's login information
  • Internet Access
  • A smartphone, tablet, or ereader (Kindle, Nook, etc.)
  • The free Libby app, which can be downloaded for free from your device's app store; alternatively, use Libby on your browser here.

Getting Started

  1. Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android or iOS device.
  2. After opening the app, click "Yes" when asked if you have a library card.
  3. Click "Search For A Library" and enter St. Catherine University.
  4. Click "Sign In With My Card", then "Next", and login using the St. Kate's single sign-on.
  5. Browse the digital collection and pick titles to borrow! 

Borrowing Privileges:

  • Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period. No late fees!
  • Check out up to 3 titles at a time.
  • Borrow titles for 7, 14, or 21 days—your choice!
  • You can place holds on up to 3 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. 
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.
Editing 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.
Explore 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.
Add another library card:
Tap the Libby icon in the top right corner, then tap Add a Library. You can search by name, city, or zip code.
Need Additional Help? 
Ask us or use the in-app support feature to help answer frequently asked questions. 

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