If you’re new to digital borrowing, Libby is the place to start! Use your library card to download thousands of free eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines. Install the Libby app on your smartphone or tablet, or visit libbyapp.com on your computer.
Download the free Libby app from the app store on your Apple or Android device
Don’t have a smartphone or a tablet? You can access Libby from a computer at libbyapp.com
In Libby, follow the prompts to connect your library card
You will need to know your home library and your library barcode number and PIN.
What's my home library?
For Marin County residents, your home library is determined by your residential address. If you live in an unincorporated area, your home library may be different from the city on your postal address.
If your residential address is outside Marin County, your home library is the library where you signed up for a library card.
Browse the catalog and borrow a title or place a hold
The default loan period is 21 days, and items are returned automatically on the due date—no late fees!
See holds and borrowed titles on your Shelf
Tap Loans to view your borrowed titles and Holds to see where you are in line and how long a wait to expect.
Take advantage of Reciprocal Lending
MARINet patrons can also use Libby to borrow digital items from our partner libraries, NorthNet and the Peninsula Library System (PLS).
Tap the menu icon in the middle of the bottom row and tap Add Library. Search for the Peninsula Library System and NorthNet Library System and add your card using the same barcode and PIN that you use for MARINet.
Now when you search for a title that is unavailable in MARINet, you may be able to borrow it from our partners! Browse different library collections by tapping the menu icon and selecting them in Your Libraries.
Request new titles
Use Deep Search and Notify Me tags to request that the library add new titles. Selecting librarians will review the anonymized suggestions, and you'll be notified if your tagged titles are added!