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The free Libby app gives you access to an array of e-books and magazines from DMU library with a leisure reading angle. These are provided in addition to the range of academic e-books and journal subscriptions that you can access via our catalogue and our print Leisure Reading collection in Kimberlin Library. All you need to access these collections is to download the Libby app and sign into our library using your single sign-on details to begin browsing and borrowing from the digital collection.

You can also read on Libby within a browser.



Getting Started 

Getting started is easy! Just follow these simple instructions:

  • Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android or iOS device
  • In Libby, follow the prompts to find De Montfort University and sign in with your single sign-on details
  • Browse the digital collection and borrow a title
  • If you are already a Libby user through Leicester or Leicestershire Public Libraries, you can add your DMU registration as an additional "card"

What You'll Need 

To enjoy free instant access to digital ebooks you need:

  • Your single sign-on details
  • 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

Borrowing Privileges

  • Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period. No late fees!
  • Check out up to 5 titles at a time
  • Borrow titles for up to 21 days
  • You can place a hold on 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.
  • 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. Both Leicester City Libraries and Leicestershire County Libraries subscribe to Libby, so if you have memberships of either of these services you can add your registration to the app. You can search for other libraries by name or postcode. Note that subscription content may vary between different institutions.

Need Additional Help?

There is an in-app support feature to help answer frequently asked questions.