Ebooks at your library

Did you know you can access library materials without leaving your home? This post lists the various ebook databases you can access for free! This post includes e-book collections you will need a library card to access, and e-book collections you can access with no library information. Scroll down this page or give the library a call for more information (218-748-7525).

Resources that need a library card to access:

If you have a library card with the Arrowhead Library System you can access the collections below. The materials available include Adult and Children’s books, audio books, and magazines. You can access these collections on your computer, or download an app on your device. You will need wifi access to search for materials, but once the items are downloaded to your device you can read or listen with no internet access!

To get started, click the following icons. To learn more about signing up, keep reading.

Overdrive (and it’s app, called Libby)

This collection includes e-books (for all ages) and e-audio books.


This collection includes e-magazines (for all ages).

To create an account you must log in with your library card number (found on the back of your physical library card). You will also need a library pin number, which is often created using the last four digits of your telephone number. If you are not sure what your pin number is or if your library card has expired we recommend calling the library at 218-748-7525.

If you do not have a library card and would like to get one, please visit the Arrowhead Library System’s website at https://www.alslib.info/. There you can fill out a form and sign up for a library card, which will allow you to use our library resources!


Resources that do not need a library card:

There are several e-books collections the library subscribes to that you can access without a library card!

eLibrary MN is a collection of databases made for Minnesota residents. Their database includes resources like newspapers, magazines, job resources, student research, and more. They also host a collection of e-books (for all ages) through a service called BiblioBoard. While this collection does not require a library card, you may be prompted to create a free BiblioBoard account. Click the icon below to get started with eLibrary MN!



The TumbleBook Library is now available for use, courtesy of the Arrowhead Library System! Click the image or link below to get started. TumbleBooks provided children’s picture books, chapter books, graphic novels and more – all you need is an internet connection!


TumbleBook Library