As students everywhere get ready to go back to school, East Central Regional Library wants to remind you to pack your library card — a powerful way to promote academic success. With innovative programming, access to resources, and hands-on mentorship, the library has something to spark every student’s interest.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month; visit one of our library locations today to get your FREE card.
Did you know? The library offers access to over 40 online educational resources. With resources such as Hoonuit and Learning Express Library, students of all ages can learn everything from how to format their PowerPoint presentation to studying for the SAT. Or maybe you want to learn a new skill? Take one of over 500+ self-paced, instructor-led online courses with Universal Class which offers everything from Canoeing 101 to American History to an Introduction to Essential Oils.
Prefer learning the old fashioned way? Check out one of the Great Courses on DVD or CD audio.
Need a book to read, but can’t get to the library? Visit Ebooks Minnesota for a great selection of materials from Minnesota’s independent publishers or download one of 11,000+ popular titles in eBook or eAudiobook from the Libby app.
All of this and more are available with your FREE East Central Regional Library Card. Stop by one of our branches to apply or renew your card today!
Update: the previously reported sign in issue is now resolved. Patrons can successfully sign in at ECRL’s OverDrive Digital Library. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.
We have received notice from OverDrive that you may be experiencing issues signing into ECRL’s OverDrive Digital Library website. OverDrive is investigating the cause. ECRL will post an update when the issue has been resolved.
In the meantime, have you explored your digital options from Ebooks Minnesota or Oneclickdigital?
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 includes approximately 2,500 titles, with plans to add more soon. eBooks from ABDO, Lerner Publishing Group, and Cherry Lake Publishing make up a significant part of the school-age collection. Ebooks MN also includes scholarly and literary titles from the University of Minnesota Press, Milkweed Editions, Coffee House Press, and Arcadia Publishing/The History Press. These independent presses publish eBooks on a wide variety of topics and genres from sharks to the black death and from graphic novels to literary fiction. Ebooks MN also includes titles about Minnesota, such as Twins Baseball and Legendary Locals of Crookston, that were published outside the state. A selection of popular titles that are in the public domain, such as The Origin of Species and Dracula, rounds out the collection.
You do not need to create an account to use BiblioBoard, if you are using an internet connection in Minnesota. However if you choose to create a free profile as an Ebooks Minnesota Member, you can use bookmarks, add notes, and download content to the BiblioBoard app on your Android, IOS or Kindle Fire HD. Without the profile, you can access and read these eBooks by streaming online, but you will not be able to save your progress.
Unlimited checkouts, no waiting lists, and there are never any due dates! Happy eReading with Ebooks Minnesota.
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Ebooks Minnesota is a joint project of Minitex and the Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services. The collection was made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Education through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The initiative originated from the 2014 Explore eBooks MN Summit and from the contributions of librarians across the state.