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 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.

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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Axis360

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:

Access to Axis360 is made possible in part by eRead Illinois.

BiblioBoard / Indie Author Project

Discover books by up-and-coming authors, with Indie Illinois and Indie Author Project Select! Titles are available for open-ended check-out to cardholders from all Illinois libraries, and there’s no
waiting for a title. Simply select, download and enjoy!

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.

BiblioBoard app iconBoth collections can be accessed through the BiblioBoard app, available on all major platforms:

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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!