ExpandedCardInfo FB PostYour 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 library card while you shelter at home.


Library Digital Collections:


tbl logoTemporary Collections during Shelter-at-Home

  • Tumblebooks Library - online eBooks and audiobooks for Kids, Teens, & Adults
  • Audible - free audiobooks for Kids & Teens
  • TIME for Kids - For the rest of the school year TIME is offering free access to a library of four grade-specific digital editions of TIME for Kids.
  • Story Times - If you're looking for more online story times and such, visit our Things to Do from Home page for more links.



Overdrive (Libby) / Media on Demand:  eBooks, Audiobooks, and Video

libby1Media On Demand is our group of local libraries that collects eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video through the company OverDrive.  Libby is the app you can use to browse, read, listen, and watch our collection, which consists of popular fiction and non-fiction here for all ages.

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

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 Libby app here:  Android  |  Apple


media on demand2Have 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 app1Axis 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 Magazinesflipster icon square 250

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 Public Web Banners VerticalEntertainment 

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

Fitness & Health

  • Prevention
  • Men's Health
  • 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

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

Science & Technology

  • Popular Mechanics
  • Popular Science

Travel & Regional

  • Chicago
  • National Geographic 

Women's Interest

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



BiblioBoard Library of Illlinois:  eBooks

biblioboard1BiblioBoard 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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