Browse eMagazines on Libby

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Using Libby on a tablet

  • Over 3000 magazines are available through the Libby app, with a rolling 3 years of back issues where available.

  • There are no magazine checkout limits, so you'll be able to borrow as many as you like.

  • Borrowed magazines will expire at the end of their lending periods, but you'll be able to renew them if you need more time to read.

Browse eMagazines on Libby

Open Libby

Access Libby your on your computer or laptop anywhere, anytime using your web browser. 

Open the Libby web app below, and follow the prompts to select Hamilton City Libraries and sign in with your library card number and PIN. 

Note: if you search for "Hamilton", be sure to choose Hamilton City Libraries, not an overseas library such as Hamilton Public Library.

Libby app

Libby Hamilton web app

Magazines can be viewed as Pages (the same look as the original print magazine) or as Articles (text and images optimised for on-screen reading). You can alter the text size and background colour to suit your preferences.

Install the Libby by OverDrive app on your compatible smartphone, or tablet.

Follow the prompts to select Hamilton City Libraries, and sign in with your library card number and PIN.

Magazines can be viewed as Pages (the same look as the original print magazine) or as Articles (text and images optimised for on-screen reading). You can alter the text size and background colour to suit your preferences.

If you are using an older device which isn't compatible with the Libby app, you can also view magazines using the classic OverDrive apps and website.

In your web browser, open the link below and click "Sign in" to log in with your library card number and PIN.

OverDrive Hamilton

There are a number of OverDrive apps available for computers and mobile devices. See the complete list with download links on the OverDrive app page.

Need help with using the Libby app? See if our can help!

For further help and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the Libby help section. If you are using the classic OverDrive app, try the OverDrive app help section.

If you can't find a solution using these resources, please contact the Matihiko/Digital Services Team with a description of the issues you're having and we'll do what we can to help.