Use the Library from your mobile device with these free apps. Access ebooks, digital magazines and online databases.
Access My Library – Android, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
Find nearby public libraries and then get free access to Gale online resources.
Axis 360 – Android, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
Locate and access eRead Illinois eBooks directly from the app. Check out and read EPUB and PDF eBooks with ease using your library card. Try our new tutorial for using Axis 360!
CardStar – Android, Blackberry, iPhone or iPod Touch
Smartphone users can now carry their library card on their mobile device thanks to an app called CardStar. The app turns your physical card into a digital card that can be used when checking out materials at the Library. We have a how to guide here.
Flipster – Android, iPad
Find popular magazines you can read on a computer or a device with an Internet connection and your Park Ridge Public Library card. Use the Flipster app, available through the iTunes store for the iPad and iPad Mini, a separate one for the iPhone, and on the Google Play store for Android tablets, to download magazines for offline reading.
Hoopla Digital Music and Movies – Android, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Borrow free digital movies, TV shows, ebooks, audiobooks, comic books and music with your Park Ridge library card. Ten checkouts are allowed per card per month. Visit the Hoopla site to sign up and browse the collection. Try our tutorial for using Hoopla!
Lynda.com --Android, iPhone or iPad
Video tutorials on software, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, social networking, etc. Includes Microsoft Office, Windows, and Mac OS. (Does not work with Internet Explorer at this time. Requires creating a free account with your Library card number and a password of your choosing.) Try our tutorial!
Mango Languages – Android, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
Once you have an account with Mango set up through the Library’s website, you can download lessons and learn at your own pace with or without an internet connection.
NovelistPlus Mobile – Android, BlackBerry, Dell Axim, iPhone or Palm 750
NoveList Plus Mobile is a special version designed for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important NoveList Plus features and functionality right in the palm of your hand. Try our new tutorial to help you use Novelist Plus!
Overdrive Media Console – Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, or Windows Phone 7
With this free app, download library eBooks and eaudiobooks directly to your device using your Park Ridge Public Library card. Try our tutorial to help you use Overdrive!
There's a new even easier app called Libby available now! You can download it here for Apple, Android and Windows devices!
PrinterOn --Android, iPhone and iPad
Print wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet.
ReferenceUSA – iPad
With this free app and your library card, you can find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, track down addresses and phone numbers and more! Check out this video on how to use the app! Try our tutorial to help you use ReferenceUSA!
Zinio Digital Magazines – Android, iPad, and iPhone
Read full digital copies of magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device! Choose from 150 popular titles, with no subscription limits and no due dates. Check out this page to sign up for free access with your Library card. Try our tutorial to help you use Zinio!