Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a Danish word for a calm, comfortable time with people you love. It's often enjoyed with good food, warm drinks,  blankets, and candles.

Please check back next year for more details on our Hygge Kits and related events at the Boston Public Library!

Cozy up with an Audiobook


Download the Libby app to listen to audiobooks today! You can also place holds through our partner libraries.

Libby FAQs

  • The OverDrive app was discontinued on May 1, 2023. This was our vendor OverDrive's decision, not the Boston Public Library's decision.

    We encourage you to make the switch to OverDrive's Libby app, opens a new window.

    Here is OverDrive's Libby Help guide for OverDrive app users, opens a new window

    Access to our OverDrive site, opens a new window will remain available.

  • You can borrow up to ten titles from OverDrive at a single time. These do not count toward the limit of seventy-five physical loans at a time on your library card.

  • OverDrive lends eBooks and audiobooks for up to fourteen days. If you prefer, you can select shorter loan periods for each format individually in your account.

    In some cases, the loan period is set by the publisher and will vary from the above. When this happens, the loan period will be displayed at checkout.

  • Yes, so long as no one else has a hold and is waiting for them. Renewing is only possible in the OverDrive platform or the Libby app and will not work from your main BPL account page. You can also borrow the title again after it expires.

    Some OverDrive materials can be renewed up to three days before expiration. Check the loan for details.

    OverDrive materials that cannot be renewed can be borrowed again after your loan expires, so long as there are no other users waiting with an active hold.

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Finding Happiness & Peace: 15 Self Help Titles

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List for a Rainy Day

Whether a rainy day makes you feel cozy, bored, or inspired to finally tackle that long title, you're sure to find something on this list!

Get Creative!

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Homemade for the Holidays: DIY Gifts

Surprise a loved one this holiday season with a unique, homemade gift inspired by one of these handy DIY books.

Sweater Weather Sweethearts: 17 Holiday Romances

Find love over the winter holidays with one of these romance novels.

Coffee Breaks and Coziness

Bring a cozy happiness and joy of hygge into your life by checking out this booklist of recommendations.

Cozy Sci-Fi: 14 Titles to Read With a Cup of Tea

Cozy science fiction features goodhearted characters, supportive friends, found families, a little romance, and other feel-good elements.

Cozy Fantasy: 14 Titles to Read With a Cup of Tea

Cozy fantasies feature goodhearted characters, supportive friends, magical elements, found families, a little romance, and other elements.

Quozy Comfort for Colder Days: 14 Queer Cozy Mystery Novels

Quozies simply refer to cozy mystery novels, or mysteries devoid of gratuitous sex or violence, which feature an LGBTQ cast of characters.

Shelf Serve: Diverse Cozy Mysteries

This personalized reading list was created by a librarian at the Boston Public Library for a reader.

12 Days of Cozy Winter Mysteries

Winter is here! Curl up by the fire with one of these twelve, winter and holiday themed cozy mysteries.

Journaling for Yourself: 18 Books to Get You Started

It's the new year and maybe you've been thinking about keeping a journal. Let one of these books help you figure it out!

The Art of Divination: 16 Books to Get You Started

Have you ever wondered how to get in tune with your intuition? The art of divination can help!

20 Books to Celebrate National Crafts Month

March is National Crafts Month! Whether you are interested in books about crafters or books for crafters, we've got you covered.
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