eBooks

Welcome to the Twin Cities Metro eLibrary on Libby!

MELSA Twin Cities Metro eLibrary logoScott County Library has united with other area libraries on OverDrive's Libby app to bring you a one-stop shop for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines. Scott County readers may now access the growing collection on Libby with their SCL library card and PIN. The Twin Cities Metro eLibrary combines eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines from 8 library systems. Brought to you by MELSA, the Metropolitan Library Services Agency.

CloudLibrary access ended on 2/22/2021. Checkouts, borrowing history, and holds did not migrate to Libby. For more information about this change, read our Frequently Asked Questions.

How to Use Libby 

Libby by OverDrive iconLearn how to use Libby: Read the Getting Started with Libby Guide 

Get the App: Download Libby from your app store and search for "Scott County Library" (listed under "MELSA: Twin Cities Metro eLibrary"). Sign in with your library card and PIN.

  • Android Phones & Tablets: Libby on Google Play
  • Apple iPhones & iPads: Libby on iOS 
  • Kindle Paperwhites: You can send Libby items to your Kindle by signing into your Amazon account. Read Libby's Kindle FAQs for more information.
  • Kindle Fires & Other Devices: If your device is not compatible with Libby, use the OverDrive app instead. You will see the same collection, but from a different app. Please note that the OverDrive app will retire in 2022 and eventually be replaced by Libby to ensure compatibility. 
  • In a browser (any device): Visit libbyapp.com or melsa.overdrive.com to read in a browser

Borrowing Limits

  • You may borrow up to 15 items at a time. Each item may be checked out for 21 days. 
  • You may put up to 15 items on hold.
  • Items with holds cannot be renewed. Instead, you may place a hold to borrow the item again.

Get Help with eBooks

Other eBook Options 
Libby loans eventually expire, but there are other free collections of eBooks that never expire from your device.  

  • eBooks Minnesota: An eBook collection for all Minnesotans. All of the titles are simultaneous access, meaning many readers can read them at the same time. It is hosted on a platform called MackinVIA, which can be accessed in a browser.
  • Reference Books Online: Looking for online encyclopedias and other high-quality learning materials? Reference Books Online has general and subject specific reference works for all ages that can be downloaded or used online. You will need your Library Card and PIN number to sign in.
  • Project GutenbergA volunteer-run site that digitizes, archives, and distributes literary works. Most of the items are historical. All of the texts are free and can be read in a browser on different devices.