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Ebooks & downloads


Ebooks & audiobooks

Axis360

Axis360 features ebooks and digital audiobooks provided by the Illinois State Library

OverDrive

OverDrive provides access to eMediaLibrary, our collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks.

TumbleBooks (new!)

TumbleBooks offers a range of ebooks and audiobooks for different age groups.

BiblioBoard

BiblioBoard features books, articles, images, photographs, maps, pamphlets, and documents as well as streaming audio and video content on a wide variety of topics. All content is available on an unlimited multi-user basis with no checkouts or returns.

RAILS for Schools is a special BiblioBoard page just for schools and school-aged users.This page provides streamlined access to educational content, including:

  • E-books from leading educational publishers, like ABDO and Time for Kids, in English and in Spanish
  • Primary source materials and teaching guides on hundreds of topics
  • Classic novels
  • A collection of engaging and interactive e-books inspired by the Chicago Children's Museum's mission to create a community where learning and play connect

Inkie.org 

Inkie.org is a suite of resources - available to everyone in Illinois at no charge - that supports local authors with online creation and publishing tools and allows readers to access locally-produced content. 



Movies & TV

Kanopy

Kanopy features a wide range of films to be streamed on any internet-enabled device.


New to digital library materials? We can help!

Our staff can help you get set up on your mobile device or ereader! See our Book a Librarian page for more information.