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Download eBooks and audioBooks from eLibraries


Browse a collection of ebooks and audiobooks and download them to your computer or mobile device using the Libby app.


Getting started:

  • Download the free Libby app to your phone or tablet from the Apple App Store or Google Play. You can also access eLibraries Manitoba on a computer.
  • Select your library’s name. Choose either Bibliothèque Allard or Bibliothèque Allard Beaches, depending on which branch is your home library.
  • Enter your library user name (your barcode) and password. If you have a 4-digit patron barcode, you’ll need to add “P” in front of your 4-digit number. If you have a 14-digit barcode, enter all 14 digits. If you don’t know your barcode number and/or password, ask library staff.
  • If you need help, contact library staff or visit the Libby help page.

Borrowing ebooks and audiobooks:

  • Browse for book titles and use the filter options to narrow your search by genres, audiences, languages, availability and so on. Use the search option (the magnifying glass) to search for specific titles or authors.
  • Click “borrow now” to borrow a book. Libby defaults to a 14-day borrowing period. You can change this to 7 or 21 days.
  • Place a hold on a book if you would like to borrow it when it is available. You will be notified in the Libby app when the book is available.
  • You can return a book early or the book will automatically be returned on the due date. If there are no holds on the book, you can renew it for a longer period.
  • You need an internet connection to borrow and return books. Once you have downloaded a book, you can read it without an internet connection.
  • If you need help, contact library staff or visit the Libby help page.

Accessibility features:

  • For information on using screen readers, changing text size, changing background colours, zooming into text and more, see Libby’s Accessibility help.

Overdrive app retirement:

  • The Overdrive app (different from Libby) is being retired at the end of April 2023. For Overdrive users switching to the Libby app, visit the Switching to Libby page.