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La Crosse Public Library offers downloadable ebooks and audiobooks from Wisconsin's Digital Library, also known as Overdrive. Kids have their own version of Wisconsin's Digital Library, too. You can download ebooks to ereaders, like the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook. Overdrive also offers apps for Apple devices (iPhone, iPad), Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone. Overdrive also offers audiobooks that will play on many devices.

To use Overdrive, you need a valid library card from a Winding Rivers Library System library, and have no more than $10 in fines on your account.  Unsure if your device will work with our eBooks/audiobooks? Check out Overdrive's Device Resource Center. All new users should start at the Overdrive Help page. If you need assistance after consulting the Help page, call the Reference Desk at 608.789.7122 to make an appointment for further help. When you do come in, make sure you bring your device, fully charged.

Are you a Minnesota residenent? SELCO, in southeast Minnesota also offers Overdrive.

For young readers, we have Tumblebooks, a collection of interactive, animated books to be read on computers or tablets. Find out why it's the most popular online resource we have! This resource is only available to LPL cardholders who reside in the city of La Crosse.