Digital Library


e-booksLooking for something to read on your phone, digital device or computer? LARL has a wide variety of Fiction and NonFiction eBooks available. See our Digital Library to browse the collections.

Need help getting started with the Digital Library? See our Digital Library (OverDrive) Support for device setup tips.

planeChildren and Teens: check out our eReading Room, the OverDrive youth portal, which is the fastest way to get to your favorite digital collections!


tumblebooksTumbleBooks Library is an online collection of animated picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they will love.

TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

OCD_Button (1)OneClickdigital is another great resource for downloadable eBooks.



ebooks-mn-widgetCheck out more than 2,000 books using Ebooks Minnesota,which allows Minnesota readers to access any book in its collection at any time, without waiting for other readers to return it. This unlimited checkout feature is particularly useful for book clubs and classroom reading projects.

Use the links below to download the Biblioboard Library app while within the borders of Minnesota, and click on the titles you wish to read.

Available for Apple, Kindle and Android devices.


e-audiobooksThink you don’t have time to read? Nonsense! Listen on-the-go or relaxing at home. LARL has a wide selection of digital audiobooks available for listening on your computer or mobile device; Click here to view our eAudiobooks. You can also search for a new eAudiobook, view recently returned, or browse the most popular.




zinioZinio allows you to read popular magazines on your computer, Android, Blackberry Playbook, Kindle Fire, iPhone or iPad! New to Zinio? Click here for information on getting started.

Digital Newsstand

e-newspapersFind online access to current issues of over 350 newspapers including New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and many more.

Online Databases

View our Complete List of Databases

ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents online access to magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, eBooks (online books), and other information resources.

Use this database to access Chilton manuals, diagrams and videos from 1940 to the present.

Learning Express provides access to e-book study guides for GRE, ASVAB, GED, SAT, and Job Skills & Career Center. To create account, enter your library barcode as the username and create a password.

Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more. Accessible in libraries only.

This genealogy database provides a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history.

Search full-text periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more.

Search one or more of the following databases at the same time – great for middle & high school research: Discovering Collection, General Science Collection, Informe!, Junior Edition, Student Edition, & Junior Reference Collection.