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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's online resources.


Boundless (formerly Axis360) – 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.  You can download it in the Apple app store or the Google Play store. Try our tutorial for using Boundless!


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!


LinkedIn Learning (formerly -- 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. Find it in Google Play or the App Store. (When you sign in, choose "Sign in with your library card" and enter parkridgelibrary as the Library ID.)


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!


Libby – Android, iPhone, iPad, or Windows Phone 7
With this free app, download library eBooks, digital magazines, and eaudiobooks directly to your device using your Park Ridge Public Library card. 

To access previously checked out issues of digital magazines that used to be in RBDigital, you will need the Zinio app: Apple or Android

Try our tutorial to help you use Overdrive and Libby!



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. 


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.