E-Books and More!
The Library subscribes to digital apps that you can download to your device or read on your desktop from a web browser. For each service, you will create an account with an email address and your library card number.
You will be asked to provide your library card number (the full number on the back of your card, with no spaces), and your library pin number (the last four digits of your library card). If your pin number is not working, you can reset it from your library account. If you do not receive an email back to reset your pin, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on Facebook Messenger.
Items return automatically with no late fees.
You will have to place items on hold if they are checked out, just like normal books.
*We suggest starting with Libby if you are brand new to digital apps!*
Libby and Overdrive are the same service, but Overdrive created a new app: Libby, that is more user-friendly and easier to navigate. Overdrive will be removing the Overdrive app from the app store in Februrary 2022. We suggest switching over to Libby instead of Overdrive. Our subscription is shared with area libraries and is known as "eMediaLibrary". Libby has e-books and e-audiobooks that can be checked out for up to 3 weeks and they return automatically on the due date. You can use the app's filter feature to only show you books that are available right now to check out, which allows you to have a better browsing experience.
Download the app from the app store on your device, or read directly from a web browser.
Notes from Librarian:
- Do you want to see the download process in action? There are some great videos in the help section of Libby that will walk you through step by step how to get started. Click here to view the Help Tutorial Videos
- If you have a Kindle Paperwhite, you will need to go to libbyapp.com from your phone or computer to browse and checkout (or download the Libby app). Once you select a book and are ready to download, it will redirect you to your Amazon login to check the book out for $0.00 which will then send the title to your device. For more questions about using your Kindle, click the help link here.
- If you are using a smartphone, ipad, or other tablet, you will go to the app store on your device (App Store or Google Play) and then type in "Libby" to find the app.
- Click here for questions about device compatibility.
axis 360 (eRead Illinois)
The Axis 360 app provides e-books and e-audiobooks for all ages in a consortium called eRead Illinois. The titles can be checked out for 2 weeks. The app is available to download through the app store on your device (search "Axis 360") or you can visit the website in your web browser.
Note: This app does not work for the Kindle Paperwhite. Please view this device compatibility sheet to see if your device will be able to download the Axis360 app.
This app is different from other apps because:
1.) There is no waiting! Everything you see is available for checkout immediately.
2.) You only get 3 checkouts per month. (Temporarily increased to 5 checkouts during this time.) Your borrows will reset on the 1st of each calendar month. We recommend using the 'favorites' heart icon to save titles you are interested in checking out.
3.) This app provides more than e-books and e-audiobooks. You'll also find graphic novels/comic books, music albums, tv shows, and movies!
To access the system on your mobile device, you will need to visit hoopladigital.com or download the FREE hoopla digital app from the App Store on your Android or IOS device. This app does not work for the Kindle Paperwhite.
Enjoy digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world.
Once you create an account (no library card needed), you will be able to access the sub-boards of Inkie.org (self-published titles), Biblioboard Open Access, and Rails for Schools. All of these platforms provide unique curations from history to children's learning materials to indie published titles. Explore now!
Visit this website to get started: https://library.biblioboard.com/welcome or download the app "Biblioboard" from the app store.
For Indie Illinois Author Collection, click here: https://illinois.biblioboard.com/module/indie-illinois
For RAILS Community Collection, click here: https://illinois.biblioboard.com/module/rails-community-collections
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games.
Some popular authors who are featured are Robert Munsch, Kate DiCamillo, and Doreen Cronin. New books, both fiction and nonfiction, are being added everyday, so make sure to check the site often!
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After you're logged in, you will be asked to enter your library card number