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Mobile Apps

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 tutorial for using Axis 360!


Creativebug--Android, iPhone. iPod touch or iPad

1000+ online art and crafts classes with expert step-by-step instructions plus patterns, templates and recipes from Joann Fabrics. These tutorials are perfect for crafters of all skill levels, and are accessible at home, at the library, or on the go. Create your account on the website first and then you can download it in iTunes or the Google Play store. 



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 iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini, 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!


Kanopy Streaming Videos--Android, iPhone, iPad and more

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! Try our tutorial!


Key Ring – Android or iPhone
Smartphone users can now carry their library card on their mobile device thanks to an app called Key Ring. The app turns your physical card into a digital card that can be used when checking out materials at the Library.  We have how-to instructions here.



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 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!


PressReader --Android, iPhone, iPad or Windows 10

Read hundreds of newspapers and magazines from across the U.S. and in foreign languages from around the world. 

Try our tutorial to help you use PressReader.



ePRINTit --Android, iPhone and iPad
Print wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet. 



RBdigital Digital Magazines  – Android, iPad, and iPhone
This collection of digital magazines is now available through Overdrive and their Libby app. FAQs about the transition are available here. Any questions, please contact To access previously checked out issues, you will need the Zinio app: Apple or Android



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!



TumbleBooks Mobile- Android, iPad or iPhone

With this free app and your library card, you can access hundreds of ebooks for kids!  Young readers can read on their own or have the app read to them as they follow along. Learn more from our tutorial.