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Digital Library of Illinois (Overdrive) is your resource for downloadable versions of books, audiobooks, and magazines. Libby, the app for this resource, is available for iOS and Android. If you own an Amazon Kindle, most of the eBook titles can be transferred to that device for reading.
Maintained by the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Biblioboard is a free-to-use ebook service for all residents of Illinois, and notably features ebook versions of many classics, as well as a large and growing collection of independent and self-published books.
On Hoopla, you will find a bit of everything – books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and digital comics. Apps are available for iOS and Android devices, as well as some smart TVs and streaming devices (check your device’s app store).
Kanopy is a streaming service (like Netflix) that offers a variety of movies and video media, including classics, foreign films, documentaries, and award-winning shorts. Apps are available for iOS and Android devices, as well as some smart TVs and streaming devices (check your device’s app store).