E-books: You’ve got options!

The Saint Paul Public Library has three options for checking out and reading e-books. Find the one (or three!) that works best for you:


OverDrive e-books are available to anyone with a Saint Paul Public Library card or a card from one of the Twin Cities metro area libraries (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Scott, Ramsey, or Washington counties) that has been registered in the Saint Paul system. Sign in using your library card number.

Get the Libby App

You can read OverDrive e-books online using your web browser or you can download the Libby app for your iOS, Android, or Windows 10+ device.

Read on a Kindle

Most OverDrive e-books are compatible with Kindle e-book readers. Learn more about getting started with OverDrive e-books and Kindles


E-books from cloudLibrary can be checked out by anyone who has a Minnesota library card registered in the Saint Paul Public Library system. Sign in with your library card number.

Get the cloudLibrary App

Download the cloudLibrary app for your device or computer. Apps are available for most mobile devices as well as Mac and Windows desktop or laptop computers.

cloudLibrary e-books are not compatible with Kindle e-book readers, but the cloudLibrary app can be installed on Kindle Fire devices.

Ebooks Minnesota

Ebooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages and features content from our state's independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction. Check out the special collections for grades K-5 and middle school students.

Access any book in the collection at any time regardless of how many other readers are also using that book. Educators can assign a single book to an entire class and book club members can all read a book together without worrying about checkout limits or due dates!

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