Have a smart phone, tablet, or e-reader? Did you know you can borrow e-books and audio books on your device?
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The website to browse, borrow, and read books from a computer remains the same as before at https://omnilibraries.overdrive.com. But for those who use app-enabled devices, OverDrive has developed a new app named Libby which should be downloaded to replace the older one. Don’t worry, though, Libby still has the same catalog of over 2 million eBooks and audiobooks. Go to https://meet.libbyapp.com/ to get started today!
eRead Illinois e-books use the Baker & Taylor Axis 360 platform. Different catalogs may use different labels for the eRead Illinois e-books. The Axis 360 e-books are also available through a central portal: eRead Illinois Axis 360 Shared Collection.
Free e-books on the web! See eRead Illinois’ list of websites that have free e-books for everyone, even if you don’t have a library card.
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. Collections include the Indie Illinois e-book collection and the RAILS Community Collections multimedia anthologies. RAILS Community Collections include unique content curated by individual libraries, such as digital portfolios, albums from local musicians, and pictures and books from local archives.