East Central Regional Library

Serving libraries in East Central Minnesota: Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and  Pine Counties

Digital Library

Check out books and magazines from wherever you are. All you need is your ECRL library card!       

Zinio - check out magazines

  • ECRL provides downloadable magazines through Zinio
  • ECRL has purchased subscriptions to 77 popular magazines for you to download to your mobile internet device or computer. You may also read them online.
  • Downloaded issues are yours to keep, there are no returns necessary. There is no limit to the number of magazines you can check out, or the number of patrons who can check out an issue simultaneously
  • Digital editions are released at the same time as the print edition, and can be checked out as soon as they appear.
  • You will need 2 things to set up access your first time - your library card and an email address. You will need to set up 2 accounts - one for ECRL's magazine collection and the other for Zinio.
  • Download apps for internet devices - links at the bottom of the ECRL collection page


  • ECRL provides digital books for checkout in 2 formats:
1. eAudio - books to download and listen to on your digital player
2. eBooks - books to download and read on your eReader device
  • Both eAudio and eBooks are downloaded through our partner OverDrive
  • In order to check out eAudio or eBooks, you must have a library card in good standing and a password, available at any ECRL Branch, Outreach, or Link Site
  • ECRL's digital library is not in the Evergreen catalog of print books, DVDs, etc. You must search separately for physical and digital items.
  • Want to suggest that a book be added to the ECRL digital library? Search for it and follow prompts to suggest purchase, or send email to ecregion @ ecrlib.org
  • Getting Started with Digital Books (handy guides to read/print)

East Central Regional Library
244 South Birch Street Cambridge Minnesota 55008
Phone 763.689.7390      FAX 763.689.7389
ecregion @ ecrlib.org