Digital Library: Downloadables & eMedia

Explore, borrow, and enjoy eBooks, movies, television shows, music albums, downloadable audiobooks, and comics on your smartphone, tablet, or computer

Libby & Overdrive

Borrow ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive – anywhere, anytime, with your library card. If you need assistance getting started, stop by the Information Desk by the Columbus Avenue entrance and staff will be happy to help.

Get The App for Your Smartphone

Libby, by OverDrive App

1. Download

Download the Libby app from your tablet or phone’s app store and follow the directions to set up:

Apple App Store  |  Google Play

2. Borrow

Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title by touching “Borrow” next to the book’s cover. On the next screen, touch the “Borrow” button again.

3. Enjoy

You can now select Open Book, Keep Browsing, or Go To Shelf to see all of your borrowed titles and holds.

OverDrive on a Computer

1. Browse or Search

Browse or search the collection here. Simply sign in using your Loutit District Library card number.

2. Borrow

Click on a title to borrow it. Titles you’ve borrowed will appear on your Bookshelf under your Account. You can borrow up to 10 titles at one time. Magazines do not count towards your 10 title limit.

3. Enjoy

On your Bookshelf, you’ll find options for enjoying each borrowed title, like Download (for use on a supported device), Read (in your browser), or Listen (in your browser).


Get Started using hoopla

Explore, borrow, and enjoy movies, television shows, music albums, ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, and comics on your smartphone, tablet, or computer from hoopla digital with your library card. If you need help getting started or have questions, the staff at the Information Desk is happy to help. You can also access instructions and videos on getting started and using hoopla below.


Get Started Using Kanopy

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. If you need help or have questions, ask the staff at the Information Desk or consult Kanopy Support.

Kanopy is a pay-to-play format. Currently, each card holder gets 10 plays per month. When you select a movie, the library is charged $2 and you have 72 hours to watch the material once selected. If you select a kids’ movie or something from the Great Courses series, the library is charged $5 and you have 30 days to watch. Please enjoy but please choose carefully so we can continue to offer this service.

Braille & Talking Book Library

What is the Braille and Talking Book Library?

The Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL) lends audio and braille books to Michigan residents unable to comfortably read standard print materials due to a visual, physical, or reading disability. Apply for service to access thousands of books that can be downloaded directly with BARD, or request one of our digital talking book players and books can be delivered directly to you on cartridge through the regular U.S. postal service. And best of all, this service is FREE, there is not even a charge to mail materials to the library.

Get Started Using the BTBL

Gain free access to more than 135,000 books in audio and braille, delivered to your door or by download. Fill out an application, or call 1-800-992-9012 for more information.
Request a Player: Get a free NLS digital talking book player and accessories. Then receive audio books on cartridge through the mail to begin reading!

Download with BARD: Download NLS books and magazines in audio and braille by computer, or by personal device with the free BARD mobile App.

BTBL Network Libraries: BTBL serves patrons throughout all of Michigan with the help of our Advisory and Outreach Centers (AOCs). Find contact information for your serving location here.