Library members can download eBooks and eAudiobooks free of charge using the Libby app from Overdrive. 

Find eBooks and eAudiobooks on Overdrive

This service is not available on Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Touch.

Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from Libby

To download eBooks and eAudiobooks, you first need to install the free Libby app on your smartphone or tablet.

You can download Libby from:

Once you have downloaded the app, you’ll be asked to select your local library and sign in using your library card and PIN.

If you do not have a PIN, you can reset your PIN. Or you can join the library online.

You can also use Adobe Digital Editions to install downloaded titles onto your Kobo or Nook device.

eMagazines, eComics and graphic novels

Our RbDigital magazine service has moved over to Overdrive's Libby app. Only the existing UK titles have moved.

Find out how to get the Libby app

Read over 130 complete digital magazines or choose your favourite major brand comics and graphic novels.

Brand comics include:

  • Marvel's Spider-Man, Avengers and Deadpool
  • blockbuster volumes like Black Panther Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet and X-Men: Days of Future Past and Civil War. 

Read anywhere, anytime on the Libby app.

All you need is your Medway Libraries card to create an account and sign up for the service.

Join the library for free


Use NewsBank to access more than 1,000 daily, weekly, national, regional and local newspapers from across the UK. These include:

eNewspapers and eMagazines on PressReader

PressReader gives unlimited access to thousands of magazines and newspapers from around the world.

PressReader is available free to Medway library members. Just use your library card and PIN to sign in.

View eNewspapers and eMagazines on PressReader

Using Libby – compatibility issues

Libby will not work on most Kindle devices. If you have a Kindle Fire you should be able to use the older Overdrive app, although this access is being phased out.

Please be aware that there are some access limitations, especially on older devices, following an update made to the Overdrive system.

This update affects older Android devices that cannot upgrade to at least Android version 5, including:

  • early Kindle Fires
  • early Samsung Galaxy tablets
  • Kobo Arc devices (all of which were released in 2014 or earlier).

To keep using the Overdrive app and Overdrive websites, you need to either update your device's operating system (if possible) to a version that supports TLS 1.2 (used for data encryption) or switch to a device that supports TLS 1.2.