We subscribe to a number of online resources that provide apps for you to use on your mobile devices. Using these apps, you can read or listen to a new book, watch a movie, catch up on the news, or learn something new. Most of these apps require you to create an account, but all you need is your library card number. If you don't have a library card, you can check eligibility and apply online.

App Name

Boundless (iOS, Android, Amazon)
Read and listen to digital content with a single tap. Place items on hold and see at a glance where you are in line. Add digital content to your wish list for later check out.
(Access to Boundless is made possible in part by eRead Illinois)


Brainfuse (iOS, Android)
A powerful suite of academic tools and resources designed for HelpNow tutoring subscribers. No matter where you are, you can use Brainfuse Mobile to submit questions to tutors, take class notes, track your homework assignments, access your flashcards, and more!


Creativebug (iOS, Android)
Thousands of video classes in drawing, painting, sewing, quilting, knitting, jewelry making, and much more. Creativebug is the perfect creative companion for those who like to mix imagination with straightforward DIY instruction.

Freegal Music

Freegal Music (iOS, Android)
A free music service provided through your library. Download and/or stream music on any compatible device. Browse through the vast collection of over 15+ million songs from over 200+ genres.


hoopla (iOS, Android, Amazon)
Instantly borrow free digital eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, comics, and TV shows. Collection has over 800,000 titles—from best-selling novels and blockbuster movies to niche, hard-to find content.


Kanopy (iOS, Android, Amazon, Roku)
Stream thousands of films for free without ads. Watch festival award-winning films, thought-provoking documentaries, The Criterion Collection, and more, with new titles added weekly.


Libby (iOS, Android, Windows)
Provided by OverDrive, discover thousands of ebooks and audiobooks you can borrow instantly, for free.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (iOS, Android)
Learn anytime, anywhere! Maximize your lynda.com membership with full access to the video training library, with the ability to pause and continue later. Provides expert-taught courses in photography, graphic design, business training, web and interactive design, 3D animation, audio, and much more.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages (iOS, Android)
Learn a new language on the go with hands-free features and offline accessibility. Prepare for business trips, family vacations, or study abroad with practical, conversation-based language lessons.

The New York Times

The New York Times (iOS, Android)
Understand the world through award-winning independent journalism, expert reporting and multimedia storytelling with the New York Times app. Read political, social and personal commentary to continue to be informed.


PressReader (iOS, Android)
The best way to read magazines and newspapers on your phone or tablet. Find your favorite titles and discover new ones from around the world. Save a collection of stories and schedule easy, automatic deliveries.