eLibrary

Welcome to the Twin Cities Metro eLibrary on Libby!

MELSA Twin Cities Metro eLibrary logoScott County Library has united with other area libraries on OverDrive's Libby app to bring you the Twin Cities Metro eLibrary, one of the largest eBook collections in North America!

The eLibrary combines eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines from 8 area library systems so readers across the region can access more items than ever with shorter wait times. Scott County readers can access the entire collection on Libby with their SCL library card and PIN, no new account required. 

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How to Use Libby by OverDrive

Read to get started? Download Libby by OverDrive from your app store and search for "Scott County Library" (listed under MELSA: Twin Cities Metro eLibrary). Sign in with your Scott County Library card and PIN. 

Tip: Having a tough time finding us in the app? Try entering your Scott County zip code or the Shakopee zip code 55379 as a shortcut.

Android Phones & Tablets: Get Libby on Google Play

Apple iPhones & iPads: Get Libby for iOS in the App Store

In a web browser: Visit libbyapp.com or melsa.overdrive.com to read in a browser

Kindle Paperwhites: You can send Libby items to your Kindle, or the Kindle app, by signing into your Amazon account on the same device. Check Libby's Kindle FAQs for directions. 

Kindle Fires: While Amazon has not approved Libby yet in their app store, there's now a workaround: Load Libby onto a Kindle Fire. Your Kindle Fire must be running Fire OS 5 or higher for this to work. If this doesn't work for your Fire, we recommend using libbyapp.com in your Fire browser to get the same experience as the Libby app.

Other Devices: Not sure if your device is compatible? Check Libby's Device Compatibility FAQs to see if it is listed. If your device is incompatible with the Libby app or does not allow you to download it, we recommending using libbyapp.com in your device's browser to get the same experience as the Libby app.  


Note on the Legacy OverDrive App

The legacy OverDrive reading app will be discontinued in early 2023 so the company can focus on developing Libby. It was retired from app stores in February 2022 and is no longer downloadable. 

  • If you currently have the OverDrive app downloaded, you can continue using it for now, but we recommend switching to Libby when possible. Please follow the prompts that are now displaying to switch to Libby. Your borrowing history and activity will automatically transfer to Libby when you switch, with no additional steps required on your part. 
  • Visit the OverDrive Resource Page or Frequently Asked Questions for more information. 

Last Updated 9/29/22