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Need Help Downloading eBooks?

Date: Jan 5th, 2013

Did you know you can access free eBooks from the Anoka County Library? Would you like to borrow free eBooks from the Library but aren’t sure how?  Are you thinking about giving or getting an eReader this holiday season?  Anoka County Library is offering several programs in January to help people learn how to download free library eBooks.  eBooks are available to Anoka County Library and Columbia Heights Public Library card holders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the Anoka County Library website at

“If you received an e-reader as a gift this is a great way to learn how to use it and get the most out of the e-lending library offered by Anoka County Library,” said Anoka County Commissioner Jim Kordiak.

Three types of programs will be offered:  one for Kindle users, one for Nook or other eReader devices, and one for iPad or other mobile devices.  Be sure to attend a class that is tailored to your device:


                          Kindle Classes:

Sat Jan 05 11:00 am Columbia Heights Public Library
Tues Jan 08 11:00 am Rum River Library (Meeting Room B)
Thur Jan 10 3:00 pm North Central Library
Sat Jan 12 11:00 am Johnsville Library
Wed Jan 16 6:00 pm Centennial Library
Thur Jan 17 2:00 pm Crooked Lake Library
Wed Jan 23 6:00 pm Northtown Library

                       Nook or other eReader Devices:

Wed    Jan 09    6:00 pm

Crooked Lake Library

Thur Jan 10 2:00 pm

North Central Library

Mon Jan 14 6:00 pm

St. Francis Library*
*Registration is required for the class at St. Francis Library.
Register online at or
call 763-753-2131

Sat Jan 19 11:00 am

Centennial Library


                        iPads or other Mobile Devices:

Sat Jan 05 1:00 pm

Columbia Heights Public Library

Mon Jan 07 6:00 pm

Mississippi Library

Sat Jan 19 2:00 pm

Northtown Library


Seating may be limited, so plan to arrive early to ensure a place.  If room capacity is reached, you will be referred to a future session.

“eBooks bring the library with you wherever you go,” said Library Board President Bob Thistle.  “Learn how you can check out library books with ease for your eReader or tablet.”

In the classes, we demonstrate how to browse our eBook collection, check out items, and download eBooks to devices.  We also talk about the kinds of eBooks available and the lending policies for this collection.  And we cover the necessary steps to use our eBook service, including required software and where to download it for free, along with other registration requirements. 

Anoka County Library offers a wide variety of eBooks for adults, teens, and children—both fiction and nonfiction.  We’re adding more titles every month, so visit the library website often to find the latest eBook additions.  For library locations or more information about these programs please call 763-712-2322.