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eBooks and Downloadables

Thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, TV shows and comics are available to check out! All you need is your Park Ridge library card and access to the Internet to get started! 

Questions?  Call the Reader Services department at 847-720-3280.



Visit the Digital Catalog and Download Center to browse and checkout thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks.
    *Sign in before you search to see additional titles available to Park Ridge cardholders only.

There's a new even easier app called Libby available now! You can download it here for Apple, Android and Windows devices!

For help click on the links below:

How To: Overdrive App
How To: Overdrive Kindles & Nooks
How To: Overdrive Audiobooks to MP3 Players
Overdrive Video Tutorial


Visit the Axis 360 eRead Illinois Digital Catalog to browse the collection and check out even more eBooks and eAudiobooks. eRead Illinois is supported by the Illinois Secretary of State through the Illinois State Library.

For help click on the links below:

How To: Axis360 App for eBooks & eAudiobooks
Axis 360 Video Tutorial


Hoopla   -  Checkout digital movies, TV shows, ebooks, eaudiobooks, comic books and music to stream or download. Visit the Hoopla site to sign up to start enjoying thousands of titles today.  

For  help click on the links below:

How To: Hoopla
Hoopla Video Tutorial


Kanopy--Streaming Videos

The Kanopy collection offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos, including: the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, the Frontline series, and international films. Verify you are a library patron by entering your library card number when creating an account and films can be watched from anywhere, anytime, on smartphones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs. You can watch 8 videos per month!

Kanopy Tutorial


Flipster – Digital Magazines

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, and on the Google Play store for Android tablets, to download magazines for offline reading.

For help click on the links below:

How To: Flipster App for iPhones and iPads
How To: Flipster App for Android
Flipster Video Tutorial


RBdigital – Digital Magazines (formerly Zinio)
RBdigital Digital Magazines are here! 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.

For help click on the links below:

How To: RBdigital Digital Magazines
RBdigital Tutorial