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Ebooks & downloads

Ebooks & audiobooks


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


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 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 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 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.