eBooks and digital audiobooks

We have a number of online resources that give you access to thousands of titles to read and listen to. All you need is a library card or e-library card registered with Hennepin County Library.

You can read and listen online, and if you download the corresponding app, you can easily find and check out titles as well as manage your loans from your device. You can view your holds and return digital items as soon as you’re done reading them.

Demand has increased for our eBooks, so if you can return them early, please do so from the app.

eBooks and more

OverDrive Digital Library

Read online or use the app to download eBooks and audiobooks for all ages.

  • There is a checkout limit of 15 titles.
  • You can download and read offline.
  • Register your library card number through the app.
  • Under Collections you will find Chinese, Russian, and Spanish language eBooks  as well as Audiolibros en Espanol (Spanish language audiobooks).
  • App: Libby

Tip: If you click on “Explore” and scroll down to “What’s Available?” you’ll find titles you can check out right away.

Tip: Find picture books and easy readers that come with the audio embedded, so kids can listen and follow along. Great for keeping pre-literate kids busy while parents need to focus elsewhere! Search in OverDrive for “Read-Along” or “Read & Listen.”

Indie Minnesota

Read online or use the app to download self-published titles for adults and teens from Minnesota authors.

  • There is no checkout limit.
  • You can download and read offline.
  • No library card required.
  • App: BiblioBoard Library for Apple and Android

EBooks Minnesota

Read online or use the app to download titles for readers of all ages featuring content from independent Minnesota publishers, including some of Minnesota's best literature and nonfiction.

  • •The current statewide read, "Because of Winn-Dixie" is available with unlimited copies on EBooks Minnesota.
  • There is no checkout limit.
  • You can download and read offline.
  • No library card required.
  • App: BiblioBoard Library for Apple and Android

cloudLibrary

Read online or use the app to download eBooks and audiobooks for all ages.

  • There is a checkout limit of 15 titles.
  • You can download and read offline.
  • In the app, use the filters to the right of the search box to find Spanish language eBooks and audiobooks
  • App: cloudLibrary

Tip: If you click on the filter symbol at the top right and scroll down to “Available Now” you’ll find titles you can check out right away.

RBdigital audiobooks

Listen online or use the app to download audiobooks for all ages.

  • There is a checkout limit of 15 titles.
  • You can download and listen offline.
  • Create a profile online before logging into the app.
  • There are over 2100 titles that allow for multiple checkouts at a time. These are always available titles, and they include many popular authors and series such as Sarah Maas and Jenny Han for teens, and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" for children.
  • App: RBdigital

RBdigital magazines

Read online or use the app to check out popular magazines. They may be kept indefinitely. Free access is limited to the library collection.

  • There is no checkout limit.
  • You can download magazines and read them offline.
  • Create a profile online before logging into the app.
  • App: RBdigital

 

For younger readers only

TumbleBook Library

Watch and read animated storybooks and chapter books with highlighted text online. Includes graphic novels, nonfiction books, videos, puzzles and games. Some titles are in Spanish and French.

  • For Kindergarten-grade 5.
  • Online streaming only.

BookFlix

Watch and read video storybooks and nonfiction books for young readers online. Includes streaming video, games and educator resources.

  • For PreK-grade 4.
  • Online streaming only.

One More Story

Previously available only in a library, now permanently available remotely. Picture books set to music and read aloud to you, or use the "I Can Read It" mode to read them yourself. For children ages 2-6.

Available now

Here are some eResources that are available now, no waiting: