Digital Library

Free access to e-books, downloadable magazines, audiobooks, learning tools, online research resources and more!

E-books from OverDrive

Ebooks from the Twin Cities Metro eLibrary. Download the Libby app to browse, borrow, and read.

LinkedIn Learning Library

Easy-to-use video tutorials to help you learn business, technical and creative skills -- anytime, anywhere. Free with your library card.

Transparent Language Online

Learn 120+ languages (including English). Available for free with your library card!

Access all of the great online resources that the library has to offer!

Digital Library For Kids

DIgital Library for Teens

Browse the library, place holds, manage your account, and more.

Online Tutorials

Tutorial: Libby E-books, E-audiobooks, and Digital Magazines

A quick video introduction to the Libby app and access to e-books, e-audiobooks, and digital magazines.

Niche Academy

Learn to use digital services with step-by-step how-to video tutorials.

Digital Library FAQs

  • To check out e-books or e-audiobooks in the Libby app or on the OverDrive website, you need:

    • a Saint Paul Public Library card, or
    • a library card from the Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington County Library that has been registered with Saint Paul Public Library.
  • E-books for Kindles are available from OverDrive. Please note that note that not all titles are available in the Kindle format.

    The basics of borrowing an e-book from OverDrive for your Kindle are:

    • Log in to OverDrive using your library card number
    • Find a book and check it out.
    • Use the “send to Kindle” option to open up your Amazon account in a new window.
    • Choose your Kindle device and click the button to send it over wirelessly.

    More information from OverDrive about borrowing e-books for Kindles.

  • If LinkedIn Learning or the LinkedIn Learning app asks for a library ID, enter sppl.

    More information about LinkedIn Learning.


  • E-books are automatically returned at the end of their check-out period, but they can be returned early.

    Return an e-book early using:

  • You can have up to 15 holds on e-books and e-audiobooks in OverDrive or on the Libby app.

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