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April 25, 2024

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Read Free On Your Phone Courtesy of Tennessee READS

Popular ebooks and digital audiobooks available 24/7 through the Libby app

As people increasingly read and listen to books on their smartphone or tablet, they’re discovering one of the best resources is their local public library. Tennessee residents can access a wide selection of popular digital ebooks and audiobooks free from Tennessee READs. With a library card, members of the community can borrow from the digital collection by visiting the library’s website or downloading Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from OverDrive.

“We are thrilled to share this training opportunity, said K. Tyree, Branch Librarian of the Technology Engagement Center. “Our online services have been such a boon these past few months and the Tennessee READs collection is vast; every time I open Libby, I find something else I want to read!”

In addition, Rutherford County Library System (RCLS), a member of Tennessee READS, is hosting live, virtual demonstrations of how to get started with borrowing ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app. This free online event features sessions for both new and experienced users and takes place on Thursday, August 20 from 9-11am. More information and registration can be found here:

Named one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and one of Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, Libby seamlessly connects first-time users and experienced readers with their own public library’s digital collection. This tailored collection offers ebooks, audiobooks and magazines, including bestsellers and new releases in a variety of topics. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business and more.

Readers may browse the digital collection, instantly borrow titles and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [US only]. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.

To get started enjoying ebooks, audiobooks and more, visit or download Libby today.

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.