eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines & eMovies
NVPL online materials include:
eMovies streaming through RBdigital
eMagazines through Flipster
eBooks & eAudiobooks through MontanaLibrary2Go/Overdrive
Read below to find out how to access these materials with your North Valley Public Library card.
Stream AcornTV through RBdigital.
You can binge-watch for seven days! That is unlimited access for seven days of Acorn TV: The Best in British TV and Film.
The library has purchased limited licenses per week for our patrons. If you cannot gain access one week it is because all our licenses are used, so please try another week. Please be kind and do not create an account to browse if you do not have time to watch, because that will use one of or weekly licenses. Once you create an account a license will be used, so to see what is available BEFORE logging in look HERE.
You must register for an account with your NVPL library card. You will be asked to make a user name, password and enter your first name, last name, and email. Make sure you use a current email. If you forget your password you can be sent password reset by email. (The Library does not have access to your user name or password and cannot reset it.)
Use the same login credentials on all your devices, including your smart phone, tablet or PC.
To watch on your phone or tablet you must download the free app.
Those without a North Valley Public Library card can now access our digital ebooks & eAudio collection through MontanaLibrary2Go and our eMagazines through Flipster with a digital library card. Click Register Here to fill out your registration to access thousands of digital items from the comfort of your home.
Digital Library card available during Covid-19 crisis
Access 77 online magazines using Flipster.
Or browse on your desktop PC or Mac by clicking on the image below.
You will need to enter your North Valley Public Library card. Learn how to use Flipster by watching the video.
eBooks & eAudiobooks
If you have a North Valley Public Library card, or a card from any of our Partner libraries, you can log into our on-line e-book and audio-book content.
E-books are books in text that you can download to your device and read, as you would a book.
Audio-books are "talking books". Books that have been read by someone (usually an actor or other fabulous reader) that you can listen to on your device. Great for falling asleep, gardening, walking, driving - anytime!
There are over 2,000 audiobooks available from the MontanaLibrary2Go and over 23,000 e-books!!
First you must download an app to your chosen device. You can now choose between the traditional Overdrive app and Libby Overdrive app.
If you're just getting started with OverDrive, we recommend trying Overdrive's newest app, Libby. Libby is the easiest way to borrow and enjoy digital content, and is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10. Learn more about Libby here.
TRADITIONAL OVERDRIVE APP:
1. On your device, Google or go directly to app.overdrive.com
2. Click on the "Get Started" button. This will take you to the part in the page where you can find where to download the app, depending on your device type (e.g. android device = google store, iPad or iPhone = iStore)
3. Click on the icon that matches your device type and download or install the app. (This may involve clicking the "get the app" button. You may have to "allow" your device permission to download).
Once the app has downloaded, open the app (you may have to find the app icon <> on your device).
Find "sign up" on the top right of the screen and click.
Click "sign up using a library card".
Find the library that belongs to your library card. Type in North Valley Public Library (Stevensville), or as an example Bitterroot Library (Hamilton), etc. and click GO.
Click your library from the displayed list.
You will probably have to select the library again using the displayed dropdown list on the next screen - don't worry about this.
Enter your library card number associated with that library.
Make sure you check "remember me on this device", or tap the "star" to save your details!!
The above steps only have to be done the first time you log into Overdrive, as long as you "remember me on this device".
The third step is to choose and download the material you wish to read or listen to.
When you open the Overdrive app, it will remember that you belong to MontanaLibrary2Go and will show you the items available.
You can browse by new releases, or search for a particular title or author.
When you find something that you want to borrow:
1. Click (or tap) that item.
2. Tap Add to app (if shown), OR tap books icon to go to your Loans page and see all of your options for the title.
3a. You can choose to either "listen now" or "read now", or you can choose to download the book to your device. I personally like to “download” the items because if you choose the "read now" or "listen now" option, you must be connected to the internet to read / listen.
3b. Choose "EPUB" or "Add to app" to download the item to your device so that you can read / listen at any time.
Just like a library book, only one person can borrow one item at a time. And just like the library, you can place a book on "hold".
When an item is due to be "returned" to the library, it will automatically be deleted from your device.
Need more help?
The State Library provides handouts on how to use Libby app, Overdrive app and how to dowload to your Kindle. The handouts are locate on their website: http://libraries.msl.mt.gov/learning/statewide_projects/montana_library2go