E-books

Download e-books for your mobile device.

OverDrive / Libby

Libby, from OverDrive

E-books from OverDrive

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • E-books and e-audiobooks can be checked out for up to 21 days.

    Electronic items are automatically returned at the end of their borrowing period.

  • You can have up to 15 e-books and audiobooks checked out.

    Magazines do not count against the 15-item limit.

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