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Use your library card to access the best resources on the Web! Magazines, newspapers, vehicle repairs, e-audiobooks, genealogy, practice tests, readers' resources and more can all be found here.

OverDrive e-Books and e-Audiobooks
You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. To get started, you will need to install free software. For audiobooks, music, and video: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, you’ll need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including Kindle®, iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

TumbleBook Library e-books for e-kids
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated talking, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Zinio: provides a quick and easy way to access and view full digital copies of popular magazines such as Consumer Reports, ESPN, Us Weekly, Reader's Digest, Weight Watchers, Seventeen, Guideposts, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Motor Trend,Woman's Day, Men's Health, Popular Science, Martha Stewart Living,Bloomberg Business week, Food Network and much more! Magazines can be viewed from your home computer or Internet-enabled device. You will be able to view color pictures, print pages and enjoy interactive elements such as audio and video.

Mango Languages
Learn a new language with Mango Languages, free for Buckham Memorial Library patrons! Mango Languages offers a fast and convenient solution for our community's increasing language-learning needs. Mango offers are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Mango recommends using Firefox as an internet browser for their product.

Our Vision

Buckham Memorial Library strives to inform, enrich, and empower every person in our community by creating and promoting easy access to a vast array of ideas and information, and by supporting an informed citizenry, life-long learning, and love of reading.

Our Staff

An ambitious team of professional librarians and trained technicians and support staff are dedicated to helping our customers obtain the information and services they need.


  • Deni Buendorf — Children's Librarian Email  |  507-334-2089
  • Delane James — Library Director Email  |  507-334-2089
  • Allyn McColley — Public Services Librarian Email  |  507-334-2089

What's New

Buckham Memorial Library Mobile App: Buckham 2Go! — 9/18/2014
You can visit Buckham Memorial Library anytime, anywhere with a free app on your mobile device! Find and reserve books, movies and music. Renew items and keep track of due dates. Download eBooks and use digital media. Check out upcoming events and programs. Email or call your library. The library’s mobile app, Buckham 2Go!, allows you to do all these things and more right from your mobile phone or tablet. Smart phone users can install the app by using their phone’s Internet browser to visit Android users can download the app from the Google Play and Amazon App stores. iPhone and iPad users can download the app from the iTunes App Store.

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