Library Apps

WashCoLib has a mobile app!

Using our new app, you can search the catalog, manage your library account, find locations and hours, keep up with library events, scan barcodes to find books at the library, enable push notifications for account alerts, download eBooks, and more.

Get it now!

  1. Install "Washington County Library" from your device’s app store.
  2. Tap “My Account” to enter your library card number and PIN. The the default PIN for your account is the last four digits of your phone number.
  3. Add card numbers to manage multiple accounts through a single sign-in.
  4. Explore!
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Libby

eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Magazines
Libby

Access digital books, audiobooks, and magazines through OverDrive’s Libby app! Use a single app to browse and check out digital items from libraries throughout the Twin Cities. The collection also includes more than 3,000 popular magazine titles.

Works with
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

Get it now!

  1. Install the Libby app from your device's app store.
  2. Follow the prompts to find MELSA: Twin Cities Metro eLibrary then sign in with your library card number and PIN. The default PIN for your account is the last four digits of your phone number. 
  3. Browse and check out your ebook.
  4. Read your ebook with Libby, or send it to your Kindle.
Overdrive

eBbooks, eAudiobooks, and Magazines
OverDrive

Access digital books, audiobooks, and magazines through the OverDrive app! Use a single app to browse and check out digital items from libraries throughout the Twin Cities. The collection also includes more than 3,000 popular magazine titles. This app will no longer be available in early 2022. If you are new to digital checkouts, we encourage you to use OverDrive's Libby app.

Works with
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows

Get it now!

  1. Install the OverDrive app from your device's app store.
  2. Follow the prompts to find MELSA: Twin Cities Metro eLibrary then sign in with your library card number and PIN. The default PIN for your account is the last four digits of your phone number.
  3. Browse and check out your ebook.
  4. Read your ebook with OverDrive, or send it to your Kindle.
BiblioBoard

Local Ebook Collections
Biblioboard

  • Unlimited access to thousands of titles from Minnesota’s independent publishers, including literature and nonfiction.
  • Check out and keep ebooks for as long as you want. No due dates.

Works with
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Fire, Windows, MacOS

Get it now!

  1. Install the Biblioboard app from your device's app store.  
  2. Create an account to read titles offline.
  3. Browse and check out your ebook.

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Reference Solutions

Business Research
Reference Solutions

Research companies and executives, find addresses and phone numbers, and search for jobs, or new business opportunities.

Works with
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

Get it now!

  1. Install the Reference USA app from your device's app store.
  2. Enter your library card number.
  3. Select MELSA for your library. 
Transparent Language

Language Learning
Transparent Language

Radically better language learning, in one complete experience. 100+ languages (and growing!). From Afrikaans to Zulu, the number of languages available to learners is constantly growing. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are the four pieces of the language puzzle. Put them all together through dozens of learning activities, including pronunciation practice and typing tasks.

Works with
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android 

Get it now!

  1. Create a user account on Transparent Language Online and log on.
  2. Choose a language.
  3. Click Go Mobile.
  4. Install the Transparent Language app from your device's app store.
  5. Enter the username and mobile password provided in the Transparent Language app authorization screen to authenticate. 
   

Check out, read, watch, research, and listen to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more using these free apps and your library card.