Participate in World’s Largest Global eBook Club

Big Library Read program allows readers to borrow American Sniper without wait lists or holds March 17th – 31st. East Central Regional Library is taking part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with the same eBook at the same time. […]

Introducing Ebooks Minnesota!

READ LOCAL! Ebooks Minnesota is an online eBook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state’s independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.   Ebooks MN is a collection featuring content from Minnesota’s independent publishers.  The collection […]

Intermittent errors at OverDrive digital library website

Update:  The previously reported website issues that some users may have encountered on ECRL’s OverDrive Digital Library are now resolved. We will continue to monitor. We apologize for the inconvenience. (6:23pm) We have received notice from OverDrive that you may be experiencing issues accessing ECRL’s Digital Library website. OverDrive is investigating the cause.  ECRL will post an update when […]

Search for eBook and eAudiobooks in the Catalog

Physical books or digital books?  If you’re like most digital readers, you don’t read digital books exclusively but also read physical books .  Previously, if you were a physical AND digital book reader from ECRL, you had to search in more than one place.  If you were looking for physical books like hardcovers or Books on CD from ECRL, you […]

Top 10 OverDrive Support Questions This Holiday Season

With many people receiving new devices this holiday season, more patrons will be using East Central Regional Library’s OverDrive-powered Digital Library for eBooks and eAudiobooks. With new users in mind, we’ve listed some frequently asked questions below: How do I return digital titles? Find information for this is on OverDrive Help in the article about […]

Big Library Read: October 7 – 21, 2015

Offered several times throughout the year, Big Library Read provides participating OverDrive libraries such as East Central Regional Library free simultaneous access to a selected title that any reader with a library card can instantly start reading without holds or waitlists.   For the first time ever, Big Library Read is offering two titles! Read a […]

Digital Summer Reading (June 9 – 23, 2015)

June marks the official beginning of summer, which means long hours spent soaking up sun beside the pool, cutting the grass on warm evenings, and going on road trips to wondrous destinations. Why not spend these nostalgic summer activities enjoying a great read from the Digital Library?  Big Library Read is back from June 9-23, 2015 with […]

Announcing a new listening option for eAudiobooks: OverDrive Listen

A new format for listening to eAudiobooks went live today (May 19th) on ECRL’s Digital Library.  Similar to OverDrive Readfor eBooks, OverDrive Listen offers the same streaming experience. There are no downloads or software required; all you need is a compatible web browser and internet connection.  OverDrive Listen Highlights OverDrive Listen eAudiobooks play right in your […]

The eBook everyone is enjoying

Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates For the 6th time, East Central Regional Library is excited to participate in Big Library Read.  Big Library Read is the international program which makes a popular eBook available to all users whose libraries have an OverDrive-powered Digital Library during the program dates, creating a virtual, global eBook club.  […]

Simon & Schuster eBooks and ‘Buy it Now’

East Central Regional Library is excited to announce that we are now able to offer eBooks published by Simon & Schuster Inc. to our patrons.  This includes popular Minnesota authors like Vince Flynn and William Kent Krueger! In order to purchase Simon & Schuster titles and make them available on our OverDrive powered Digital Library website, […]