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.

Unsure if your device is compatible? Check below or review Libby's Device Compatibility FAQs

  • 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. Read 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: 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 is being 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. In July 2022, you will start seeing prompts to switch within the app. Your activity will 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 6/15/22