Accessing free magazines with Libby and your Library Card

Use Libby and your library card to access magazines and books from your device at home, for free!

Accessing free magazines with Libby and your Library Card
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I LOVE libraries, they don't get enough appreciation for all that they do and offer. One of my favorite finds living in Del Norte is finding out that Libby offers access to books, magazines, and more simply by using my library card.

This is how I access some of my favorite magazines like:

Make, Build, Hack, Create.Welcome to HackSpace magazine HackSpace Desktop flamethrower3D-printed marble clockIoT battery chargerStoRPerUniversal remote control LENS • HACK | MAKE | BUILD | CREATE THE FUTURE OF MAKING • What lies ahead for the world of making? We ask the experts… SUBSCRIBE TODAY HOW WE MADE • ANOPEN-SOURCE BRAILLE EMBOSSER The Sanjay Mortimer Foundation • Honouring the memory of a 3D prin…
How It Works
Welcome to How It Works, the magazine that explains everything you never knew you wanted to know about the world we live in. Loaded with fully illustrated guides and expert knowledge, and with sections dedicated to science, technology, transportation, space, history and the environment, no subject is too big or small for How It Works to explain.WELCOME • “Acts of kindness, especially to ourselves, can reduce stres…
Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics helps the reader master the modern world, presenting trusted information about his home, his car, his technology and the world around him. With tool tests, building projects, car reviews and more, Popular Mechanics shows the American man how to upgrade his life. And the magazine’s analysis of the latest developments in technology and engineering keeps him in the know about the science behind the…

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Registering with Libby

First, make sure you have a library card and note down the number. Then visit where you'll be prompted with a few simple questions.

Type in the library name and you should get a pretty accurate search result back. I typed in my zip code and got the wrong library the first time so try a few different options if you don't get what you want right away.

Libby Library Search Results

Select your library then tell Libby you want to add your library card.

Enter your library card!

That's it! You're logged in. If Libby ever loses your login, don't worry, just follow the same steps to access your books again.

Redwoods Wonder Forge Recommendations

Incredible LEGO Technic
From tanks to tow trucks, all the models showcased in this book use LEGO Technic gears, pulleys, pneumatics, and electric motors to really move. You’ll find some of the world’s best fan-created LEGO super­cars, construction equipment, monster trucks, watercraft, and more, along with design notes and breakaway views of the truly incredible mechanisms inside.Look closely, and you’ll learn how expert builders use dif…
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot
From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations!Meet Ricky Ricotta, a little mouse with a big problem!Ricky Ricotta lives in Squeakyville with his mom and dad. Ricky has a hard time making friends at school, and the neighborhood bullies are always picking on him. If only Ricky could find someone to be h…
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The origin story of one of the greatest Star Wars villains… a book that fans have wanted for decades.” - The Verge One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating villains in the Star Wars universe. Since his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire, Gran…