- What is Ebooks Minnesota?
- Is there a charge to use Ebooks Minnesota?
- How can my patrons access Ebooks Minnesota?
- What titles are available in Ebooks Minnesota?
- Where can I find promotional materials for my library?
- Is there an app for Ebooks Minnesota?
- Which publishers are a part of Ebooks Minnesota?
- Who do I contact for help and more information?
- What are the checkout limits for Ebooks Minnesota?
- I am a self-published author. Can I add my book to Ebooks Minnesota?
- Where can I find usage statistics for Ebooks Minnesota?
- How is Ebooks Minnesota funded?
What is Ebooks Minnesota?
Ebooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction, for readers of all ages, and features content from our state's independent publishers, as well as national and international publishers.
Is there a charge to use Ebooks Minnesota?
Ebooks Minnesota is a project brought to you by Minitex and made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Education through a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. There is no additional charge to libraries or patrons in Minnesota who use the collection.
How can my patrons access Ebooks Minnesota?
Minitex will manage access to Ebooks MN using the familiar IP-range method we use for the eLibrary Minnesota (ELM). No digital rights management (DRM) is required. You can share Ebooks Minnesota with your patrons by posting a link to the collection on your website and by sharing the link in promotional materials: https://ebooksmn.org.
What titles are available in Ebooks Minnesota?
Titles are currently being migratated to a new platform and may not be immediately available. Please check back for updates.
Where can I find promotional materials for my library?
Order posters and bookmarks, download logos, and more on our promotional materials page.
Is there an app for Ebooks Minnesota?
Yes! You can download the free app here: MackinVIA app
Which publishers are a part of Ebooks Minnesota?
* indicates a Minnesota-owned company
- ABDO *
- Arcadia/History Press
- Capstone *
- Cherry Lake Publishing *
- Chicago Review Press
- Coffee House Press *
- The Creative Company *
- Dark Horse
- Flux *
- Fremantle Press
- Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia
- Jump! *
- Lerner *
- Milkweed Editions *
- Orca Book Publishers
- Poisoned Pen Press
- Quarto *
- Rosarium Publishing
- Rosen Publishing
- Sleeping Bear Press *
- Teacher Created Materials
Additional publishers will be added over time.
Who do I contact for help and more information?
What are the check-out limits in Ebooks Minnesota?
Patrons can read and access ebooks without any checkout or due date limits.
I am a self-published author. Can I add my book to Ebooks Minnesota?
Ebooks Minnesota is designed as a collection built from large title sets acquired from Minnesota publishers. The Minnesota library community wants to support publishing within the state so they have created the Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project to help authors get their work published, and the public library community now offers MN Writes MN Reads, a system to collect and distribute ebooks created by Minnesota authors.
Where can I find usage statistics for Ebooks Minnesota?
We are able to provide a general set of statistics that show where and how frequently Ebooks Minnesota is being used throughout the state. Find your city/town in the spreadsheets below:
- Ebooks Minnesota usage by city or public library group, January 1–December 31, 2020
Use the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet to toggle between city and public library group data.
For questions about the terminology used in the report, consult the Google Analytics glossary.
How is Ebooks Minnesota funded?
Ebooks Minnesota is brought to you by Minitex and made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Education through a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.