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OverDrive – borrow English-language ebooks and audiobooks free of charge, anytime, wherever you are

Go to OverDrive

Our new cost-free digital library for English-language ebooks and audiobooks.

What you need:

  • Valid library card (using OverDrive is cost-free)
  • Internet access
  • Tablet, smartphone or notebook/PC


  • English-language ebooks (novels, children’s books and books for adolescents)
  • English-language audiobooks (novels, children’s books and books for adolescents as audiobooks)


  • On your mobile devices: use the „Libby“ app
  • On your PC or notebook: use Libby via this website or use the OverDrive web portal of City Library Halle
  • Transferring media to your e-reader: download media on your notebook/PC as EPUB or PDF files and transfer them to your

e-reader (only supported e-readers) with Adobe Digital Editions:

  • Borrow and download ebooks directly on your e-reader: e. g. with Tolino
  • First steps in the Libby app: select Stadtbibliothek Halle and login with your library card number and password
  • Find titles in the Libby app: use the Search function (magnifier icon) or browse City Library’s various thematic collections (house icon)
  • Renewing your loans and placing holds on borrowed titles is free of charge
  • After the loan period has expired (renewals are possible), the media file becomes unusable

Loan periods:

  • ebooks – up to 21 days
  • audiobooks – up to 14 days

Libby app first steps:

  • Search the „Libby“ app in your app store and install it on your device (system requirements: from iOS 10 and from Android 5.0)
  • Open the Libby app and search for "Stadtbibliothek Halle"
  • Login with your library card number and password
  • Search our OverDrive collection (magnifier icon) or browse the thematic collections (house icon) and borrow the titles you like
  • Your borrowed titles show up in your shelf (book pile icon) and are downloaded automatically when your device has a Wi-Fi connection – now you can also read and listen to your media offline
  • Use 'Manage Loan' in the shelf menu to renew the loan period of your borrowed media or return your borrowed media
  • Your borrowed titles are returned automatically when the loan period is over
  • Find the help pages of the app in the menu (3-stripes icon)

Help and information: