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Access ends February 21st

Changes Coming to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines

This winter, Scott County Library is transitioning to OverDrive's Libby app as your one-stop shop for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines. There will be a period of migration as we work to move our collections to Libby. 

  • Readers may continue to enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks in the cloudLibrary app or website through February 21st, 2021. On February 22, 2021 cloudLibrary will no longer be available.

  • If you use cloudLibrary, your checkouts, borrowing history and holds will go away with the platform. We invite you to start using Libby now, including placing holds on any titles still on hold in your cloudLibrary account.

  • On February 1st, we will reduce the number of holds customers can place in cloudLibrary from 10 to 1. If you have previously placed cloudLibrary holds, they can be fulfilled before February 21st, but you won't be able to add more. Be sure to check Libby to see if the title you want is available. 

Want to give Libby a try? We've already made many great titles available. Grab your library card and watch the video below to see how it works!

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

  • 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.

  • Ebooks MinnesotaAn eBook collection for all Minnesotans. All of the titles are simultaneous access, meaning many readers can read them at the same time. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features titles from our state's independent publishers, as well as highly-regarded national and international publishers. It is hosted on a platform called BiblioBoard, which can be accessed in a browser or the BiblioBoard app (available on Android or iOS).

  • 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.