Take the library with you 24/7 using our downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Read and listen at home or on the go using a tablet, smartphone, or computer. These services are only available to Elmwood Park residents.
eBooks and Audiobooks
OverDrive is a collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. Media On Demand is a group of libraries that collects materials in OverDrive together. Find popular fiction and non-fiction here for all ages. Consult our instructions for using Media On Demand with these devices:
Axis 360 is a collection of eBooks and audiobooks. Many new books are available here, some of which are unique to this service. Consult our instructions for using Axis 360 on these devices:
If you use both OverDrive and Axis 360, you can search for eBooks and audiobooks in one place using the library's catalog. Check out eBooks and audiobooks from both services in the same place. Get started with these instructions.
The library subscribes to dozens of digital magazines including Chicago, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, and Vanity Fair. Consult our instructions for using Zinio on these devices (all sets of instructions work for using Zinio on your computer):
The library has several circulating tablets and e-readers. This is a great way to try out our downloadable services if you do not have a device of your own. Devices can be checked out by Elmwood Park residents for three weeks.
Read eBooks from OverDrive on all devices. Try out eBooks from Axis 360 on the Nexus, Xoom, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Nook HD. Explore our special Kindle collection of popular titles on any of our Kindle devices, or through the Kindle app on the Nexus, Xoom, and Nook HD. Some titles that have a long hold list are available right away in the Kindle collection. Read a magazine with Zinio on the Nexus, Xoom, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Nook HD. Read the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times digital editions on the Nexus, Xoom, Nook HD, and Kindle Fire HD, Are you looking for a screen that looks more like the page of a book? Try the Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Touch.
Listen to audiobooks from OverDrive on the Nexus, Xoom, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Nook Color, and Nook HD. Axis 360 now has a selection of audiobooks as well. Try those on the Nexus, Xoom, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Nook HD.
Watch our special collection of popular streaming movies using the Flixster app on the Nexus, Xoom, and Nook HD. Some titles that have a long hold list are available right away in the Flixster collection. Watch streaming movies from OverDrive on the Nexus, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Nook HD.
Play with the devices. Download free apps, surf the web, and have fun!