eBooks

Welcome to the Twin Cities Metro eLibrary on Libby!

MELSA Twin Cities Metro eLibrary logoThis winter, Scott County Library is uniting 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. 

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.  

  • 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. It is hosted on a platform called BiblioBoard, which can be accessed in a browser or the BiblioBoard app (available on Android or iOS). Watch the Ebooks Minnesota (BiblioBoard) Niche Academy Tutorial for more instructions.

  • 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.