Ransom District Library
Ransom District Library
Ransom District Library

e-Books, Audiobooks, and More!


TumbleBooks is offering free access to libraries for their patrons until August 31st.  TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

The entire series of Animorphs is available online for free as ebooks right now.

Free Digital Content

"Check out" and download audiobooks, e-books, music and video from the Southwest Michigan Digital Library (SMDL) website on Overdrive or the Ransom District Library page with Hoopla. You must have a resident library card in order to use these services. If you have a reciprocal library card please use your home library card in order to access the sites. So, sign up and log in today by selecting Ransom District Library and using your library card number. You may begin browsing materials immediately. Please note that an email address will be required to download the software for accessing items and to place holds on checked out items.  Click the related logo below to get started!

To sign up with Overdrive, you will only need your library card number which is on the back of your library card under the barcode.  For Hoopla, it will also ask for a PIN which is also your library card number.


Hoopla Bonus Borrows!

Everyone has seen the impact that COVID-19 has had... including Hoopla.  So not only have we increased your borrowing limit to 10 checkouts per account but Hoopla has curated a "Bonus Borrows" collection of over 1,000 titles that will not count against your borrowing limits.  You can view the full collection of bonus borrows here.

Introducing RBDigital -- Magazines and Newspapers!

We are happy to announce that we are now offering access to digital magazine and newspapers through RBDigital!  Click the image above to check it out!

Feel free to browse the user guides for both newspapers and magazines for in depth instructions on how to sign up and check out materials.

Get eBook Help @ Ransom!

Have a question about how to use the Southwest Michigan Digital Library or Hoopla to download eBooks and more? Call the library at 685-8024 to set up an appointment. General questions about the Southwest Michigan Digital Library and Hoopla are always welcome!

Why can't I download my favorite author's titles from OverDrive or Hoopla?

It's probably because of the publisher's stance toward eBooks in libraries via OverDrive or Hoopla.

If you would like to read more, both services provide lists of publishers who provide content to them at the links below:

OverDrive Publisher Agreements

Hoopla Publisher Agreements


Sign Up for Email Services

Ransom only emails you once a month or as needed for the following reasons:

  • Reserve Notices - (As Needed)
  • Interlibrary loan (MEL) - (As Needed)
  • Item Due Notices - (As Needed)
  • Overdue Notices - (As Needed)
  • Ransom eNewsletters - (As Needed)
  • New Book Alerts - (Once a Month)

Sign up your email to your account and/or your child's account today!

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Ransom District Library - 180 S. Sherwood Ave. - Plainwell, Michigan 49080
Phone: 269-685-8024 - Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10-9 - Fri & Sat: 10-5 - Sun: 1-5

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