Getting Started with EBooks and Downloads

The Evanston Public Library offers a digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks – accessible from the comfort of your home, 24/7. We have thousands of titles to choose from including fiction, non-fiction, youth, and classics. These titles can be downloaded to most computers and mobile devices, including smartphones, mp3 players, tablet computers, and eReaders.  They are automatically returned, so there are no late fees!

Hoopla

Choose from hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, ebooks, audiobooks and more.  EPL cardholders can checkout 4 items per month from hoopla. New to hoopla? Read our complete, step-by-step guide to getting started with hoopla.

Digital Library of Illinois (Overdrive)

EPL is part of a library consortium called Digital Library of Illinois (formerly, MyMediaMall), which uses the OverDrive service to provide you with thousands of digital books. You can find them in our Library Catalog, or you can browse directly at dlil.overdrive.com/.

Get started with your device:
Kindle  |  iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch  |  Nook  |  Sony Reader  |  Kobo  |  Android

Kanopy

Kanopy makes available more than 30,000 of the world’s best films to stream on computers, tablets, and other mobile devices. EPL Library card holders can sign up to start streaming films instantly at Kanopy.com. Library users can stream three films per library card per month. Each movie is available for 72 hours (3 days).  In addition, EPL cardholders can watch unlimited instructional videos from the Great Courses series and Kanopy Kids! content, including Sesame Street.

Get started with audiobooks

BiblioBoard

BiblioBoard features books, articles, images, photographs, maps, pamphlets, and documents as well as streaming audio and video content on a wide variety of topics. Local Author Collection : This collection represents the best independently published titles submitted by local authors to the SELF-e program, as selected by staff at Library Journal magazine. All content is available on an unlimited multi-user basis with no checkouts or returns. You can access BiblioBoard content from the web or various mobile devices using your library card number.

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