The Algonquin Area Public Library provides access to several services to offer a wide selection of ebooks for a variety of age levels and devices. For information about downloading audiobooks, visit audiobooks page.

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hoopla

Checkout up to 12* titles per month with your library card and a free hoopla account. Every title on hoopla is instantly available - no holds or waiting lists!

*Monthly limit temporarily raised from 8 to 12 during library’s closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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.

hoopla also has a wide selection of comics, trade paperbacks, and graphic novels from well known publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image, and Dark Horse. Additionally, several all-ages friendly titles are available including Big Nate, Garfield, and Minecraft.

Overdrive

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 IconLibby 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.

Overdrive AppOverdrive Icon - If your device is not compatible with Libby, the Overdrive app may work for you. Available for Android, Chromebooks, iOS, Fire tablets, and Windows 8/10.

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.

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Just for Kids

BookFlix

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!