Click the Access buttons to get to each service. If you need help, click the Show Me How to Use... buttons for guides and videos. These services are available through your computer’s web browser (such as Google Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge), and many have mobile apps for phones and tablets.
Use Axis 360 to access the eRead Illinois e-book collection. eRead Illinois is a statewide, partially grant-funded e-book collection shared among patrons in over 150 libraries across Illinois. Over 6,100 ebooks and audiobooks — and always growing!
Anyone physically in the state of Illinois can use this service. There is no limit on use; items can be read by 1 or 100 people at the same time. This means no hold queues and no waiting for titles! Unique curated boards showcase a variety of topics, including independent Illinois writers.
We encourage you to create an account profile. A BiblioBoard Library profile will allow you access while outside of Illinois, to download content for offline reading, and to add bookmarks and notes.
OMNI Libraries offers thousands of books and audiobooks compatible with most devices for all audiences. Depending on your device, a one-time Adobe ID set-up may be required. Kids and Teens have their own collections, too.
RBdigital offers digital popular magazines and classic audiobooks. Get individual issues from over 35 magazines — download and keep them indefinitely. Popular titles include Better Homes & Gardens, Eating Well, Men’s Fitness, Reader’s Digest, and many more. RBdigital also offers a small, always-available collection of predominantly classic audiobook titles that are compatible with most devices after a brief account set-up.
New on iOS (Apple products): RBdigital users can listen to all articles in audio format, which improves reading comprehension and allows you to listen to the article while doing other things.
A Note from RBdigital on Wednesday, June 6: "Our magazine partner, Zinio, is experiencing a technical issue that is impacting the RBdigital magazine and comics service. This issue is causing intermittent time outs when patrons attempt to check out magazine and comic titles. The RBdigital and Zinio teams are working diligently to resolve this issue. We will provide an update as soon as more information is available."
TumbleBook Library is a collection of talking and animated picture books, non-fiction, foreign language titles, read-along chapter books, puzzles, games, and resources for teachers and students.
Technology is always changing — and our staff is always learning. If you need help, we can try to help by phone or email, but in-person visits with your device are best.
For quick questions, please visit one of our reference desks. If you need to sit down with a staff member, contact Adult Services at email@example.com or call us at 815-485-2605 ext. 123 to make a 30-minute or 1-hour appointment with a staff member.