Library Tutorials

Borrowing with the Libby app
There's a huge selection of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines at your fingertips right now on your mobile device... free with your Ada Community Library card. Follow the steps in this quick tutorial video and start borrowing!


Borrowing with a Kindle eReader
Follow these steps to borrow Kindle books from Overdrive with your Ada Community Library card.


Adding a library in Libby
The Ada Community Library has partnered under IDEA (the Idaho Digital E-book Alliance) to give you access to ebooks from libraries across the state. Just follow these quick steps for adding a library in the Libby app and start borrowing ebooks from these partner libraries: Blackfoot Public Library, Cooperative Information Network, East Bonner County Library District, Idaho Digital Consortium, Kuna Library District, LIBRI Consortium, Meridian Library District, and Valnet Libraries.


Browsing the Gear Collection
We've added a ton of Learn at Home kits to our Gear Collection! In addition to helping develop fine and gross motor skills, letter and number recognition and early literacy concepts, Learn at Home kits also support at home learning and can supplement subjects taught in school. Browse all of the Gear and place holds with a few quick steps, demonstrated in this tutorial video!


Kanopy is a streaming service that offers over 30,000 films, including hundreds of blockbusters, box office hits, and must-see award-winning films! Create a free Kanopy account using your library card number, then start watching films and TV shows. You can stream Kanopy on all your favorite devices anytime, anywhere, by downloading the Kanopy app. Go to to start streaming!


NoveList Plus
Looking for reading recommendations? Try Novelist Plus! Find books that match your reading interests, locate read-alikes for your favorite authors, find lists of everything written by your favorite author, get all the titles in order of publication in a series, and much more!


Freegal Music
With Freegal you can stream unlimited music and download free songs every week using your Ada Community Library card. Follow the steps in this quick tutorial video to start streaming and downloading music today!


With personalized courses, daily lessons, language guides, and more, Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn to speak any of the 75 languages offered. Pronunciator also features ESL for 50 non-English languages.


Using the Browse from Home feature
Want to see what's checked in and on the shelf right now? Following these steps, you can use the Browse from Home menu to browse the collection; then place a hold or call for pickup.