Area public libraries have had e-books and now they have e-books that are compatible with Kindle readers that can be checked out. Even if you don't have a Kindle there is software you can download to be able to read them on your computer and some phones. I don't have a Kindle, but read them on my computer and Android.
For the Fargo Public Library Kindle books, go to the library's website and click on "downloads".
Information on Kindle books at the Moorhead Public Library is on their website. The Moorhead Library is having an informational session about e-books on Monday, September 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Registration is required at (218) 233-7594.
From the information I found, the West Fargo Library has ebooks but they are not compatible with the Kindle at this time.
Check out periods are different for certain books but it looks like most are 14 days. There are a certain limit of books available, if the limit is check out you can add it to your waiting list. On the Fargo site you are limited to check out 5 title at one time.
This is one way to cut down on clutter and save money on buying books. Also, if you check out an e-book you can preview it before buying the hard copy to see if it is worth it to buy it.
Many libraries are getting access to e-books so check out your area library to see if they are available in your area.