Checkout up to 15 titles per month with your library card and a free hoopla account. Every title on hoopla is instantly available - no holds or waiting lists!
Download the hoopla app for your iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire. Desktop users can read in web browsers including Microsoft Edge, and recent versions of Safari (Mac) Google Chrome and Firefox. Hoopla eBooks are not compatible with Kindle Paperwhite or other eReaders that do not allow installation of apps.
Check out and download up to 15 titles at a time from Overdrive. Find new and bestselling titles and authors from all the major publishers. Titles circulate for 14 days and may be renewed if no one is waiting. If the book you want is already checked out, place a hold, and you will be notified when it is available to checkout.
This collection is compatible with multiple devices and apps including the following:
Libby App - Download on your tablet or smartphone for easy reading and borrowing using your library card. Read ebooks directly in the Libby app, or use it on your smartphone to check out, and deliver ebooks to your Kindle. Compatible with Apple iOS 9+ , Android 4.4+ and Windows 10.
Kindle Devices and Apps - Most Overdrive ebooks are available in Kindle format. Use a web browser or the Libby app on your smartphone to checkout Kindle titles from the Overdrive web site. You will be prompted to use your existing Amazon account to deliver Kindle ebooks to your device.
Don’t want to install any apps? No worries. Most current web browsers are compatible with OverDrive, too. We recommend Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 11, and Edge. Learn more.
If your device is not compatible with Overdrive apps, Amazon Kindle, or an approved web browser, you may be able to use Adobe Digital Editions to download and transfer ebooks from your PC or Mac to a compatible eReader.
Axis360 allows you to check out and download up to 5 titles at a time. Find new and bestselling titles and authors from all the major publishers. Titles circulate for 14 days and may be renewed if no one is waiting. If the book you want is already checked out, place a hold, and you will be notified when it is available to checkout.
The Axis 360 app lets you read and listen to digital content with a single tap; place items on hold and see at a glance where you are in line; and add digital content to your wish list for later check out. The app is available on all major platforms.
Online help for using Axis360 is available:
BiblioBoard / Indie Author Project
The Indie Illinois collection includes fiction and non-fiction ebooks published independently by Illinois authors. Indie Author Project Select is a curated collection of independently-published ebooks by authors from across the United States.
Both collections can be accessed through the BiblioBoard app, available on all major platforms:
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Just for Kids
Bookflix by Scholastic is designed for PreK-3 literacy development, an important part of a child's overall development. This service incldues a wonderful collection of fiction and nonfiction books to read, with some other games and activities to have fun with online!
Tumble Book Library
Enjoy storytime on your own time! The TumbleBooks Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books. Books are available in English as well as in Spanish and Russian. Puzzles and games associated with many of the books are also available!