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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.

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.

Meet Libby (video)

Read more about Libby 

Get help with Libby

OVERDRIVE: eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines from OverDrive can be downloaded to your computer, eReader, or mobile device, or read online in your web browser. Kindle format is available through OverDrive.

A children’s collection of streaming video is also available through OverDrive. Streaming videos are not available in the Libby app.

OverDrive/Libby Help Page

Get help with the OverDrive app

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.