Digital Collections

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RBDigital Audiobooks and Magazines offers unlimited, instant access downloadable audiobooks and digital magazines with your library card.  In order to access the *NEW* audiobook collection, existing users must log out of the RBDigital app and back in again – click here for directions.  After 4/30/2020, if you haven’t already done this, you will be forced to do so.  Also, please note: RBDigital requires a card that begins with “29221”; you may upgrade your Dexter District Library card for free if you have an older card that begins with 29082.  Click here for RBDigital Help or here for a new user registration guide.

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The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available free to Dexter District Library patrons. Library cardholders whose cards begin with 29221 can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting If you have one of our older library cards that begins with 29082, please stop by the Library and we’ll upgrade it free.   Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for Android/Chromecast, iOS/AppleTV, Amazon FireTV and Tablets (not Firesticks), or Roku.  You may check out up to 15 titles (plays) per card, per month (temporarily increased from 10/month for the Coronavirus pandemic.).  The loan period is 72 hours (3 days.)  Click here for help with Kanopy.

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hoopla allows you to check out eBooks, audiobooks, music and videos with your library card. Every item is instantly available, no waiting! Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve temporarily upped the checkout limits – you may now check out up to 15 hoopla items per month; 15 more checkouts are granted the first of every month. Also, now until 4/30/2020, they have added 1100 unlimited checkout items via their hoopla bonus borrows program.  Please note: hoopla requires a card that begins with “29221”; you may upgrade your Dexter District Library card for free if you have an older card that begins with 29082. hoopla Help

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Download Destination (OverDrive) allows you to borrow eBooks, audiobooks and videos with your library card. For help with Download Destination, please click here:

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Click here to access TumbleBooks.  TumbleBooks are talking picture books that have been created from existing picture books from well-known publishers and authors.  Also included are Read-Alongs, Non Fiction Books, Picture Books in French and Spanish, also Puzzles and Games.  Help for TumbleBooks is available by clicking here.

There is also a TumbleBooks app available that you can download by clicking the Android or Apple icons below.  Note that using the TumbleBooks app requires you to sign in with your Dexter District Library card that begins with 29221, if you have an old 29082 card – please contact us and we will upgrade you for free.

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PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.  PebbleGo content includes: animals, science, biographies, social studies, and health.

PebbleGo Next provides 3rd-5th grade students with hundreds of curriculum-connected articles designed for their specific needs in biographies, sciences, social studies, state studies, and American Indian history.

Click here to access PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next.


Project Gutenberg offers thousands of free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, especially older works for which copyright has expired.  Once you’ve downloaded your items, they are yours to keep forever!