Libby is Multilingual

We’re happy to announce that Libby is now available in the following languages:

 Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese



Notes about additional languages:

  • Libby will recognize the readers’ device language setting and automatically display the app in that language if included in the list above. Users will be able to toggle Libby’s display by updating the language setting on their device.
  • This release does not affect the language of titles offered in the collection.

Other important updates:

  • With this release, improvements have been made to Libby’s reader and audio player in all languages, including more intuitive controls for playback speed and the sleep timer.
  • To support this upgrade and enable future feature development, Libby’s minimum Android operating system requirement has changed from version 4.4+ (KitKat, released in 2013) to version 5.0+ (Lollipop, released in 2014). This change affects Android devices that cannot upgrade to Android version 5 or higher. Based on usage data, that presently accounts for less than 1% of Libby users across all library systems. Users with these older devices will see a message with options to either update their device’s operating system, switch to a supported device, or access Libby in the device’s web browser. The iOS minimum requirement for Apple devices (iPhones and iPads) remains unchanged at 9.0+.

Hilary Lewis, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh