Use Libby to borrow e-materials

Meet Libby - your one tap reading app from your library  Opens in new windowCheck out e-materials with the Libby App ⇗; Download e-books to your Kindle, listen to e-audiobooks on the go, sync progress across devices, create wishlists, and more!

Libby is free to install, no in-app purchases, and no late fees!

To get started, add your library card barcode number and the password for your account to the Libby App. To reset your password or to activate your account, contact us at (218) 773-9121. 

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dyslexic font available in Libby ereader

Did you know?

Libby can make books friendly for readers with dyslexia!

To enable the font: 

  • Open your books
  • Tap the A at the top right of the screen 
  • Scroll down and choose OpenDyslexic.

How to Use the Libby App

Click the image above to start the tutorial.

Click theniche-lessonsbutton on the top right to navigate to a specific lesson.

Click theniche-prevandniche-nextbuttons below the tutorial video to navigate to the next or previous lesson.

Lessons

  • Overview
  • Device-Specific Instructions
    • Android
    • Apple iOS
    • Kindle eReader
    • Kindle Fire – OverDrive
    • Kobo – Integrated
    • Kobo – Adobe Digital Editions
  • Media
    • eBooks
    • Audiobooks

How to send e-books to your tablet or e-reader:

If you are unable to download the Libby App on your tablet or e-reader, there are a few ways your can access your e-books.

Read online via the web:

Send to a Kindle:

  • In your Libby app or at libbyapp.com ⇗, tap Shelf.
  • Tap Loans at the top of the screen.
  • Select the book you want to read, then tap Read With....
  • Tap Kindle.
  • You'll be taken to Amazon's website. If prompted, sign into your Amazon account.
  • Verify the "Deliver to:" device and tap Get Library Book to finish getting the e-book.

More Kindle help can be found at help.libbyapp.com ⇗

Other Devices:

  • On your computer, go to libbyapp.com ⇗ to borrow an e-book that supports EPUB or PDF format.
  • Tap Loans at the top of the screen.
  • Select the book you want to read, then tap Read With....
  • Select Other Options, then EPUB or PDF. This will download a file that can be opened in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) ⇗.
  • Open the downloaded file in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), connect and authorize your e-reader, then drag the e-book from ADE onto your device.

For more help with ADE, visit helpx.adobe.com ⇗.


How to recommend e-material:

Discover titles that aren't in our library's collection in Libby. Use this guide to learn how to find and tag these titles in the app so you can get notified if they're available in the future.

  1. In the app, tap Search libby search icon in the footer, then search for a specific title, author, or series.
  2. If you see the title you're interested in, and it has a Notify Me button libby notify me icon , skip to step 5.
    If not, move to step 3.
  3. Tap the Filters icon libby filters icon
  4. Near the bottom of the panel, select deep search. Tap Deep Searchlibby deep search icon
    Titles not offered by your library are now added to your search results. 
  5. Find the title you are looking for and tap Notify Me libby notify me icon.

The first time you do this, you'll be walked through a quick tutorial to set up a Notify Me smart tag (or prompted to use an existing one). In the tutorial, select Manage Notifications, then select a notification option for Notify Me:Title.

If our library purchases a title you've added to your Notify Me smart tag, you'll be alerted and given the option to borrow or place the title on hold.