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Betsie Valley District Library


On this page you will find information on Up North Digital, Up North Digital eMagazines, and ebook resources from the Michigan eLibrary.

E-books, E-Audios and more

Up North Digital

Up North Digital Icon showing an illustration of a pine tree and the state of Michigan in white

You may check out the Up North Digital content by following the link.

NEW:  Up North Digital Magazines.  You will need to log into your account before you can search the magazines.  To search magazine click on the collections button at the top.  You can then see all magazines or different categories.
Please call the Library or stop in for help in downloading to your digital device.

Q: How do I return a book early?

A: Kindle:  On your Amazon account go to "Manage Your Content and Devices".  You will see a list of books that you own and are borrowed from the library.  You will need to go to the ACTION button on the left hand side of the screen from the book that you wish to return.  Click Return from the drop down menu.

If you have questions feel free to call 231-378-2716.
Need some help with downloading?
Check out this website  Up North Digital Quick start guide

PDF of how to download to a mobile device.
PDF of how to Download to Kindle and also for returning books via Kindle.

Reciprocal Borrowing with Libby

Want to add more libraries to your Libby account? The Up North Digital Consortium now has a reciprocal lending agreement with other Michigan consortia to share our digital catalogs! You can watch this video that shows you how to add other libraries to your Libby account.
Borrow titles from any of these collections:

  • Great Lakes Digital Libraries
  • Download Destination
  • Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
  • Lakeland Digital Libraries
  • Suburban Library Cooperative
  • White Pine Library Cooperative
  • Metro Net Library Consortium
  • Up North Digital Collection (the BVDL belongs to the UP North Digital Collection)
  • Woodlands Downloadable Library

These Library consortia will let you add your Betsie Valley District Library account number (Library card number) to their Libby items. Check it out or see the information desk for more information.

Borrow free video, music, and audiobooks with your library card.  Enjoy on your PC, tablet, or phone.

To add your card for a partner library:
1. go to MENU (the icon with the three lines in the center bottom of the app)> Add Library
2. Search for the partner library and open it.
3. Tap Sign In With My Card.
4. Under "Partner Libraries," choose Betsie Valley District Library from the list  and sign in.

MeL Books and Reading Sources

eBook Collection  (You will need to be in the library to access this database)


Michigan Authors and Illustrators

What's Next? from the Kent District Library

Upcoming Events
Betsie Valley District Library 2024 “Adventure Begins at Your Library" Teen Summer Reading Program! Jun 06, 2024 02:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
“Adventure Begins at Your Library” Children's Summer Reading Program! Jun 21, 2024 05:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Digging the Past: Exploring Archeology with the BVDL Jun 22, 2024 01:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Thompsonville Fire Hall and Community Center Park Pavilion
Adventures with Critters! Story Hour Jun 26, 2024 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — 14744 Thompson Ave., Thompsonville, MI 49683
Adventures with Creepy Crawlies! Story Hour Jul 03, 2024 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — 14744 Thompson Ave., Thompsonville, MI 49683
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