The public library system doesn’t seem to get a lot of love lately, but they are making great strides in modernizing. One example​ is the Libby app for phones and tablets.

I first seen it mentioned by a friend on Twitter and decided to check it out. I found the Leonardo Da Vinci biography as an audiobook and put it on hold. ​Last night I got an email it was available and was instantly able to start listening.

The app is pretty well done, and it includes all the main features you need. Plus a bonus for ebooks to automatically send them to your Kindle.

The only downside is that a lot of book titles that I looked for had only one or two stock and you have to place a hold which can take some time before it’s available, but if you haven’t tried out your local library lately, I’d recommend it.