Digital Collections

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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.  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, magazines, and videos with your library card. For help with Download Destination, please click here:

Beginning in February 2022, Dexter District Library patrons can now access other Michigan library collections within OverDrive.  Click here for directions on how to do so.

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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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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!

read michigan

Read Michigan is free and unique collection of approximately 300 ebooks about Michigan and the Great Lakes region, including notable Michigan books.  This site geolocates, so it is only accessible while viewing from Michigan.