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WILBOR and OverDrive

Find instructions, links and the WILBOR website all in one place

Now it's easier than ever to get eBooks and audiobooks from the library!

The instructions in the left hand menu are updated when possible by staff at the Spirit Lake Public Library. This means they are not always the most up-to-date instructions available. For the newest version of instructions please visit the Help and Support page of WILBOR, found here!
Or visit the State Library of Iowa's page containing help guides for WILBOR found here!

Click on the WILBOR logo for direct access into the WILBOR website and start downloading!


Follow the links to the left to find printable PDFs of device specific downloading instructions

*Contact Ali or Cindy with any questions regarding downloading with WILBOR*


Dickinson County Libraries - Changes to WILBOR Services

Do you use the public library to check out e-books?  The contract between Iowa libraries and WILBOR has changed effective July 1st. Three of the Dickinson County libraries (Spirit Lake, Milford, and Arnolds Park) are affected by the changes.

Basically, you will only use one library to check out e-books and it will be the library in the town where you are a resident.  You won’t be able to download from several different libraries.

Residents of cities without libraries may check out these materials through a library that their city contracts for services with - Here are the contracting cities and their libraries:

  • Okoboji residents may choose to use Arnolds Park Public Library or the Spirit Lake Public Library.
  • Orleans residents use the Spirit Lake Public Library.
  • Wahpeton residents may choose the Milford Memorial Library or the Spirit Lake Public Library.
  • West Okoboji residents may choose the Milford Memorial Library or the Spirit Lake Public Library.
  • If you pay residential property tax in any of these cities you are considered a resident of that city for this purpose.
  • If you are here for the summer, you must ask your hometown library about the service.

This library service is called WILBOR (it includes downloadable e-books and downloadable audio-books).  The changes will affect your WILBOR account if you already have one.  As you specify which library you are qualified to use, you will lose existing lists such as your wish-list and waiting list. A good solution would be to begin your new account while phasing out your old account during the month of June, which is just before the change takes place on July 1st.

One nice thing is that all the libraries in the state use the same basic collection of e-books and audio-books, so your selection of materials will not change as you change which library you download them from.  Check with your librarian for any questions you have about using WILBOR.  If you do not already use this popular library service, consider getting an account started.


Last updated October 16, 2013

Designed and updated by:

Ali Ihrke