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Biblioboard

Go to BIBLIOBOARD
https://www.lakeforestlibrary.org/biblioboard/"
then choose from "BiblioBoard Library of Illinois," "biblioboard open access," or "RAILS for Schools."

What you can do with it

Download FREE eBooks and eAudiobooks, featuring community-created content, local self-published books, and thousands of other always-available titles. No account needed.

User Guide

BiblioBoard support page

Amount

Unlimited with no return period

How to access

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

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
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

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
Hoopla Kids logo

Go to HOOPLA then click KIDS
https://www.hoopladigital.com

What you can do with it

Enable Kids Mode to only show kid-appropriate content in your browse and search results.

User Guide

Getting Started with the Hoopla app

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 the Kanopy app

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
Kanopy Kids logo

Go to KANOPY then click GO TO KANOPY KIDS
https://lakeforestlibrary.kanopy.com

What you can do with it

Free streaming videos ... Just for kids! Kanopy Kids uses Common Sense Media ratings, making it easy for you to decide what's best for your family.

User Guide

Getting Started with the Kanopy app

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
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
LibriVox

Go to LIBRIVOX
librivox.org

Download FREE audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world.

USER GUIDE

LibriVox help page

AMOUNT

Unlimited

HOW TO ACCESS

  • Download audio files and listen on your Computer or Mobile device
  • Add audio files to iTunes

IS THERE AN APP?

Yes, search for "librivox" in your app store

Project Gutenberg

Go to PROJECT GUTENBERG
gutenberg.org

Download FREE eBooks including the world's great literature, especially older works for which copyright has expired.

USER GUIDE

Project Gutenberg mobile device how-to

AMOUNT

Unlimited

HOW TO ACCESS

  • Read in your Computer or Mobile browser
  • Download EPUB or MOBI files for your mobile device

IS THERE AN APP?

Yes, search for "project gutenberg" in your app store

Tumble Book Library

Go to TUMBLE BOOK LIBRARY

TumbleBooks are easy to use eBooks for grades K–6. Read as many books you want, when you want, and on any device with no checkouts, holds, or bulky downloads.