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Ebooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages and features content from our state's independent publishers, as well as national and international publishers.

 The collection is validated by IP ranges. There is no Digital Rights Management (DRM) required. We have permanent access to most of these titles, there is no limit in number for the majority of titles checked out at any time, and readers can keep most titles as long as they wish.

IP Address Authentication

Ebooks Minnesota uses geolocated IP authentication, so no sign-in authentication should be needed. The process works for the vast majority of Minnesota residents.

For Library Staff

If your library is not able to access the collection, you can submit your IP address range(s) through our MyLibrary Portal.

Create a Minitex MyLibrary account here—when the form asks you to choose a service, be sure to select "IP Address Manager."

Website Links

Place any one of or all of the links below on your library's website to provide access:

  • Ebooks Minnesota (full collection) or
  • Ebooks Minnesota for Schools (K-8 titles only)

If you're looking for assistance with the MackinVIA platform or app please visit MackinVIA help.  You can download the MackinVIA app to use Ebooks Minnesota on your phone or tablet device but please be sure to create an account online before you use the app.

Direct Links to Ebooks within the Collection

To create a direct link to a specific book within Ebooks Minnesota, add "ebooksmn." to the URL.  For example, if the link to the book you want is "" change it to "".


Please email or use the Feedback Form with all your questions. Your feedback and questions will help us make Ebooks Minnesota better. Thank you!

Staff contact
Beth Staats

Outreach & Instruction Librarian, Ebooks MN Coordinator