eBooks

Your Waukegan Public Library card is your ticket to a library that’s open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Biblioboard

Through Biblioboard, you can access a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction ebooks with no waiting lists or holds! You can even access Biblioboard without a login (although if you create one, you can access the collection outside the state of Illinois.) Find everything from children’s and young adult fiction to educational resources to classics.

 

Freading

Freading is a fun new way to download eBooks in EPUB or PDF format. Freading is a great resource for nonfiction and children’s books.

 

hoopla

Stream movies, TV episodes, music, e-books, e-audiobooks and digital comic books…all for free with your library card! When you register for an account with hoopla, you’ll be able to borrow up to 4 titles per month. Best of all, there are no holds, no waitlist, and no fines with this exciting new service! Just visit waukeganpl.org/hoopla to create an account with your library card and PIN, then download the free hoopla apps for your smartphone, tablet, or smart TV to get started.

 

OverDrive eBooks

The Library’s collection of best-selling and classic eBooks is growing every month, so you can recommend an eBook for purchase or sign up to be notified of the newest additions to our catalog. Click here to see the Library’s collection of OverDrive eBooks.

TumbleBooks

Animated storybooks, read-alongs, graphic novels, games, and more for children in Kindergarten through grade 6. Includes some books in Spanish and French.

 

FREE RESOURCES AVAILABLE ONLINE

Storyline Online

Enjoy great children’s stories read by some of your favorite actors!  Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.  Stories range from 5 minutes to 21 minutes long.  Storyline Online features books for children in kindergarten through 3rd or 4th grade.

Not a Waukegan Public Library cardholder?

You need an active Waukegan Public Library card to download eBooks or eAudiobooks. If you live in Waukegan and don’t have a library card, get one! If you live outside Waukegan, try contacting your home library to learn about their eBook collection.

Special Information for EPUB eReader Users

If you use a NOOK or other EPUB eReader, you will need to download free software called Adobe Digital Editions and authorize your computer with an Adobe ID to download library eBooks. Follow the links to download the software and create an ID.