City of Red Wing

Red Wing Public Library offers eBooks and eAudiobooks!

Monday, January 31 2011 12:00 AM
On January 12, 2011, the Red Wing Public Library began offering eBooks and eAudiobooks. The collection consists of both fiction and non-fiction, including works for children and teens. At the time of the launch, there were some 800 items available but more are being added every week, with the total now standing at around 1,000 items.


All you will need is your library card, an Internet connection and an appropriate device (computer or eReader). Users will need to install free software to use the service (Adobe Digital Editions for eBooks and Overdrive Media Console for eAudiobooks).  Depending on the device they have, users may be able to directly download eBooks & eAudiobooks; others (such as owners of Nooks or Sony eReaders) will need to download items to a computer and then transfer them to the eReader. Note that the Kindle will not work for borrowing eBooks because you are locked into purchasing content through the Amazon store.

Because of restrictions set by the publishers, users will not be able to download eBooks using library computers. In general, they'll need to use their home computer, though they will be able to use our Wi-Fi connection to download eBooks if they have a laptop or device capable of directly downloading eBooks (such as an iPod Touch or Android based smart phone). Users will be able to download eAudiobooks in the library using our ‘download station' (a library PC dedicated for use in downloading eAudiobooks). Instructions and help are available from the library website (, by phone (385-3645), or in person - just stop by with your device and we'll be happy to help however we can.

The library will offer a class on eBooks and eAudiobooks on Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 9am to 10am. More classes will be offered (at different times, if necessary) if there is demand. Registration is required for these classes as space is limited. Please call 385-3645 or send an email to to sign up.