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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 view step-by-step directions for downloading eBooks to your Kindle, EPUB eReader, smartphone or tablet. Click here to see the Library’s collection of OverDrive eBooks.


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.


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.

RB Digital

Have you heard a good book lately? With RB Digital, a collection of audiobooks for readers of all ages is waiting for you. Download e-audiobooks with RB Digital! Learn more here.


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

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 using OverDrive or Freading. 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.