6/19 SERVICE ALERT: All ECRL branches will be closed on Wednesday, July 19 in celebration of Juneteenth. Regular service will resume on Thursday, July 20.

Library Online

East Central Regional Library

Curious about what your local library offers online? See what online services your library has in Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine Counties.

If you’re searching for a specific item, we recommend checking out the Catalog.

Download the East Central Regional Library app to browse both physical and digital items from your mobile device. Now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for in our catalog, try placing an Interlibrary Loan request through MNLINK.

Looking for a great read online?

East Central Regional Library offers these tools for a great selection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, and even online newspapers.

*If you are asked for your library card number, please use your East Central Regional Library (ECRL) library card number, without spaces.

LIBBY is a free app that allows you to easily borrow and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines from the OverDrive collection to your device. Titles may be streamed using a Wi-Fi or cellular connection.  Download titles while using a Wi-Fi connection to save on data and to read offline anytime, anywhere.

Read with Libby

Get started with Libby 

Get help with Libby

Install Libby on your Fire tablet

The East Central Regional Library app is a free mobile app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Use the app to browse the catalog and place holds on both physical and digital items, manage your library account, and access a digital version of your library card for using at the self-checkout stations in your favorite ECRL branch!

This app does not replace the Libby app. If a hold is placed on a digital item in ECRL’s app, it will be sent to Libby to be read/listened to.

EBOOKS MINNESOTA: Read local. Ebooks Minnesota is an online eBook collection for all Minnesotans, featuring content from Minnesota’s independent publishers.

Stream eBooks online in your web browser or download the MackinVIA appNote: When asked for School/Library Name, enter EBOOKS MINNESOTA.

How to access your Ebooks Minnesota Collection

More Ebooks Minnesota Help

MN WRITES MN READS: Create, Share, Read. Local authors: create eBooks and share them with readers across Minnesota and potentially the United States. Readers: find eBooks published by independent local and national authors.

ProQuest U. S. Newsstream: Newspaper articles from hundreds of papers including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Barron’s, USA Today, and many more.*

Early Literacy at home

What happens in early childhood can last a lifetime. Caregivers are a child’s first teacher, and fostering a love of reading from a young age sets children up for a lifetime of success.

East Central Regional Library provides you with a great set of programs, print-outs, kits, and more to foster early reading with your children.