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Elmwood Park residents can click here to apply for a digital library card.Your Digital Library is available 24/7 for Elmwood Park residents with downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and even video. Read, listen, and watch at home or on the go using a tablet, smartphone, or computer.

Read below for more information, help getting started, and direct inks to each service.


Don't currently have a library card and want to access the Library's digital collections? Click here to get a temporary digital access library card so that you can stay safely at home.


Library Digital Collections:




OverDrive (Libby) / Media on Demand:  eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, & Video

Libby by OverDrive logoMedia On Demand is our group of local libraries that collects eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming video through the company OverDrive.  Libby is OverDrive's app that you can use to browse, read, listen, and watch our collection, which consists of popular content for all ages.

You can browse all of the eBooks and audiobooks here, or check out some of the specific collections:  Kids  |  Teens  |  Spanish  |  Magazines  |  Video

The Libby app makes it easy to get started, and you can browse the entire collection right through the app. (If you already use the old OverDrive app, you can continue using it, but we recommend switching to Libby!)

Download the Libby app here:  Android  |  Apple


Media on Demand logoHave questions? Consult our instructions for using Media On Demand with the following devices:

Android or Apple  |  Kindle Fire  |  Kindle e-ink reader  |  Computer or e-ink reader 


 If you use both OverDrive and Axis 360, you can search for eBooks and audiobooks in one place using the library's SWAN Catalog. Check out eBooks and audiobooks from both services in the same place. Get started with these instructions.



Axis 360:  eBooks and Audiobooks

Axis360 logo and library patrons enjoying ebooks on their tablet and phone.Axis 360 is a collection of eBooks and audiobooks powered by Baker & Taylor.  Many new books are available here, some of which you won't find through Media on Demand. 

Download the Axis 360 app here:  Android  |  Apple

Have questions? Consult our instructions for getting started using Axis 360 on these devices:   

Android or Apple  |  Kindle Fire  |  Computer or e-ink reader 


If you use both OverDrive and Axis 360, you can search for eBooks and audiobooks in one place using the library's SWAN Catalog. Check out eBooks and audiobooks from both services in the same place. Get started with these instructions.



Flipster:  Digital MagazinesTablet displaying digital magazines through the Flipster Service.

Check out Flipster, Elmwood Park's new digital magazine service, free with your EP library card! Check out magazines on your smartphone, Kindle Fire, tablet, or computer and take them wherever you go. Never worry about late fees, magazines will automatically return when they are due.

Want to get started?  Try one of these links:

General:  Getting started  |  Frequently Asked Questions

Using Flipster on the computerStart browsing now  |  Information sheet

Using Flipster on Apple iOS devices:  Get the app  |  Information sheet

Using Flipster on Android devices:  Get the app  |  Information sheet

Using Flipster for Kindle Fire:  Get the app  |  Information sheet


What magazines can you read through Flipster with your library card?  Check out the list:

Flipster Logo and a tablet displaying the digital version of Better Homes & Gardens magazine.Entertainment 

  • GQ: Gentlemen's Quarterly
  • OK!
  • Reader's Digest
  • National Enquirer
  • Rolling Stone
  • Star (US Edition)
  • Us Weekly

Fitness & Health

  • Better Nutrition
  • Consumer Reports on Health
  • Prevention
  • Women's Health
  • Yoga Journal

Food & Cooking

  • Food Network Magazine
  • Rachael Ray Every Day
  • Taste of Home

Home & Garden

  • Better Homes & Garden
  • Country Living
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Real Simple
  • The Family Handyman

News & Politics

  • Newsweek (Global)
  • The Atlantic
  • The New Yorker
  • The Week 


  • Popular Mechanics

Travel & Regional

  • Chicago
  • National Geographic 

Women's Interest

  • Cosmopolitan
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Vanity Fair
  • Woman's Day



BiblioBoard Library of Illinois:  eBooks

Biblioboard logoBiblioBoard Library of Illinois offers rotating, curated collections of eBooks, images, videos, and more. Content is always available with no waitlists and no library card required.

You can view content either through your desktop or download the app for the following devices:

  Android  |  Apple  |  Kindle Fire HD


When you follow this link, you'll find there a couple of freely accessible libraries you can choose from:

  • BiblioBoard Library of Illinois - Explore fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, indie authors, and Illinois authors
  • BiblioBoard Open Access - Offers tons of more academic topics and studies.
  • RAILS for Schools - Explore classics, history, museum related items, books in Spanish, and other eBooks on elementary school topics.

BiblioBoard Library of Illinois is provided free with the Library's membership to RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System).  


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