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Libby by OverDrive

Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card.

For help getting started, stop into your library or go to Libby Help.

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RBDigital

Create an account by visiting the library’s RBdigital website. Select the “Register” link in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen and grab your library card. Fill in the information requested then enter a user name without any spaces (i.e. user123). Passwords must be at least four characters long and can contain both numbers and letters. Passwords are case sensitive. Usernames are not. If you need further information for creating an account, check with your local library staff. Then download the app on your device to start listening!

Stop into your library for help or go to RBDigital’s help page.

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eBooks Minnesota

Ebooks Minnesota, an online ebook collection spearheaded by Minnesota’s libraries, is open to Minnesota readers. The collection is accessible online at EbooksMN.org and via free apps from iTunes, Google Play, and Kindle. There is no charge to libraries or individuals who wish to use the collection, and no username or password is required. Ebooks Minnesota is open to all readers within Minnesota’s borders.

No process is required to “check out” a book. Readers can access any book in the collection at any time regardless of how many other readers are also using that book. This feature makes the collection particularly useful for schools that may wish to assign a single book to an entire class or even an entire school. Likewise, community book clubs, no matter how large, can read books together without worrying about checkout limits or due dates.

The collection contains more than 2,000 books, including titles from these Minnesota publishers: ABDO, Lerner Publishing Group, Cherry Lake Publishing, University of Minnesota Press, Milkweed Press, and Coffeehouse Press. Nonfiction titles from Arcadia Publishing about Minnesota and its history are also included in the collection. A selection of popular titles that are in the public domain, such as "Dracula." and “Jane Eyre,” completes the collection.

Visit Ebooks Minnesota to read ebooks featuring content from the Minnesota’s independent publishers.

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MN Writes Reads

MN Writes MN Reads is a suite of resources that support local authors with online creation and publishing tools and allow readers to access locally-produced content. We believe that libraries have a vibrant role to play in helping communities come together to create and share books. These resources, Pressbooks, SELF-e, and Biblioboard Library, are free to Minnesota residents.