Download a Good Book

eBooks, Audiobooks and a lot more!

The library subscribes to a number of eContent Providers, each of which offers unique titles and formats. We encourage you to try them all.

eBooks & Audiobooks

           

Axis360 - eBooks and audiobooks for all ages as well as a large selection of Spanish language materials. Read or listen from your computer or with the Axis360 app on your mobile device.

OverDrive - eBooks and audiobooks for all ages. What makes OverDrive special is that their eBooks can be read on a Kindle. OverDrive's app is called Libby. Use Libby to check out a title then read or listen with the Libby app or send an eBook to your Kindle.

RBDigital - audiobooks, mostly fiction, for adults. You'll find popular authors as well as thousands of titles that are always available. Register for an account at the RBDigital website then login to the app to download and listen. You can listen from your computer too.

Tumblebooks - for kids in grades K-6: animated picture books, read-along-books, chapter books, graphic novels, National Geographic videos and games. Also, children's books in French and Spanish. No waiting, always available. There is no app for Tumblebooks as it works best on a computer or laptop. Some titles can be accessed using a browser on your mobile device.

Magazines & Newspapers

       

Flipster - Consumer Reports and People magazines. Beginning in January you'll find more titles including Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Pioneer Woman and Do-It-Yourself. Read using a computer or download to your mobile device with the Flipster app. No waiting, always available.

PressReader - complete newspapers and magazines published throughout the world, including our own Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times. No waiting, always available. Read on your computer or download to your mobile device using the PressReader app. Downloads are easiest when on the library's Wi-Fi, but you can download from home too. Find out how.

RBDigital Magazines - popular magazines including The Economist, Us Weekly, Chicago Magazine, Cook's Illustrated and more. Create an account at the RBDigital website. Read from your computer or login to the app on your mobile device. No waiting, always available.

Online Learning & More

           

Lynda.com - instructional videos on a wide variety of subjects, including business, marketing, design, technology, software, photography and education. Log in with your library card number and PIN. Learn on your computer or download the app to your mobile device.

Mango Languages - learn practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. Specialty courses include Medical Spanish, Biblical Hebrew, Shakespearean English and many more. Create an account to keep track of your progress. Learn on your computer or download the app to your mobile device.

Learning Express - practice tests for a variety of exams, including college and graduate school, occupational and military. Subject tests for school-age students. Learn time management and public speaking skills, resume writing and interviewing. There is no app for Learning Express. Learn from your computer or use a browser on your mobile device.

Online Databases - more than 40 reliable resources for all your research needs including Consumer Information (Consumer Reports, Consumers Checkbook), Investments (Value Line, Morningstar), Genealogy (America's Obituaries and Death Notices, Heritage Quest) and Business (ReferenceUSA, Small Business Builder). If you love food, try our newest database A to Z World Food.