Get Started Using the Apps

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eBook & Reading Apps

Cloud Library logo

eBooks · eAudiobooks

GO TO CLOUDLIBRARY.

What you can do with it

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

User Guide

Get 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
Libby, Digital Library of Illinois, OverDrive logos

eBooks · eAudiobooks · eMagazines · eComics · Videos

GO TO LIBBY / Digital Library of IL.

What you can do with it

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

User Guides

Get 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" 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 by visiting the Digital Library of Illinois
Beanstack Reading App logo

GO TO BEANSTACK.

What you can do with it

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

How to access

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

Movie & Music Apps

Hoopla logo

Movies & TV · eBooks · eAudiobooks · eComics · Music

GO TO HOOPLA.

What you can do with it

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

User Guide

Get started with the Hoopla app

Amount

  • 7 Instant Borrows per month (total for Hoopla plus Hoopla Kids Mode)
  • Get unlimited access to select streaming content for 7 days with a single borrow by using a BingePass
  • Bonus Borrows are a curated collection of popular titles available for unlimited borrowing without using up your monthly borrow limits

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

Movies & Documentaries

GO TO KANOPY.

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

Get 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
Freegal Music logo

Music

GO TO FREEGAL.

What you can do with it

Download Sony Music songs to keep forever.

User Guide

Get started with the Freegal app

Amount

3 downloads per week

How to access

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

Online Learning Apps

Creativebug logo

GO TO CREATIVEBUG.

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

Get started with the Creativebug 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
Linked in Learning logo

GO TO LINKEDIN LEARNING.

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. (Formerly Lynda.com.)

User Guide

Get started with the LinkedIn Learning app

How to access

App available, search for "linkedin learning" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Mango Languages logo

GO TO MANGO LANGUAGES.

What you can do with it

Learn a wide variety of languages more effectively through real-life situations and actual conversation.

User Guide

Get started with the Mango app

How to access

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