Get Started Using the Apps

If you need help using these apps or any other library apps, resources, and databases, please contact your librarians at 847.810.4610 or reference@lakeforestlibrary.org.

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eBook & Reading Program Apps

Cloud Library logo

Go to CLOUDLIBRARY
https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/lakeforestlibrary/Featured

What you can do with it

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks, especially new and recently published titles.

User Guide

Getting Started with cloudLibrary

Watch a tutorial

Amount

5 checkouts at a time

Loan Period

2 weeks

How to access

App available, search for "cloudlibrary" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets, Kindle Fire, Nook ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
No, does not work on Kindle eInk reader
Libby, Digital Library of Illinois, OverDrive logos

Go to LIBBY / OVERDRIVE / DLIL
https://nsls.overdrive.com/nsls-lakeforest/content

What you can do with it

Borrow from a vast collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.

User Guides

Getting Started with the Libby app

How to Download eBooks to a Kindle

Amount

  • 10 eBook/eAudiobook checkouts at a time
  • No limit on eMagazines

Loan Period

7, 14, or 21 days (you choose in Settings or when checking out an item)

How to access

App available, search for "libby" or "overdrive" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets, Kindle Fire, Nook ... just install the app
Works on Kindle eInk readers ... just choose Kindle format when checking out an item
Read or listen to titles on a computer with an internet browser: dlil.info or lakeforestlibrary.org/dlil
READsquared

Go to READSQUARED
http://lakeforestlibrary.readsquared.com

What you can do with it

Log your reading, complete missions, and win prizes while participating in Library programs including Summer Reading, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, and more!

User Guide

Getting Started with READsquared

Watch tutorials about using READsquared

How to access

App available, search for "readsquared" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser

Movie & Music Apps

Hoopla logo

Go to HOOPLA
https://www.hoopladigital.com

What you can do with it

Borrow and stream movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, and TV shows.

User Guide

Getting Started with the Hoopla app

Watch a tutorial

Amount

10 per month (total for Hoopla plus Hoopla Kids Mode)

Loan Period

3 weeks for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Comics
3 days for Movies and TV shows
1 week for Music

How to access

App available, search for "hoopla" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Works with Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku
Kanopy Video

Go to KANOPY
https://lakeforestlibrary.kanopy.com

What you can do with it

Watch a wide range of on-demand streaming videos including selections from the Criterion Collection, foreign films, classic cinema, documentaries, and more.

User Guide

Getting Started with Kanopy

Watch a tutorial

Amount

10 per month (total for Kanopy plus Kanopy Kids)

How to access

App available, search for "kanopy" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Works with Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku

 

Online Learning Apps

Creativebug logo

Go to CREATIVEBUG
https://www.creativebug.com/lib/lakeforestlibrary

What you can do with it

Choose from more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

User Guide

  1. Start in your device's web browser and visit the Library's Creativebug link.
  2. Enter your Lake Forest Library card number, then set up an account with your email and password.
  3. You can now use your email and password to log in to Creativebug in your browser or the app.

How to access

App available, search for "creativebug" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Lynda.com

Go to LYNDA
https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=lakeforestlibrary.org

If you have trouble logging in to Lynda, please call their customer support at 1.888.33.LYNDA (1.888.335.9632), Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm.

What you can do with it

Be a lifelong learner with free tutorials from the industry leader in technology training. Enhance and expand your business, technology, and creative skills.

User Guide

Getting Started with Lynda

Watch a tutorial

How to access

App available, search for "lynda" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser