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New to eBooks? Our SWAN Consortium has compiled a helpful list of FAQs about downloadable library materials.

 

Stream & Download Resources

Axis360

Axis360

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Audiobooks and Ebooks

Description: check out audiobooks or ebooks for 14 days to use on your smartphone, tablet or computer (not compatible with Kindles). Check out our new collection of popular audiobooks in foreign languages that are always available!

 

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Axis360 is currently experiencing technical difficulties. You may try our other Ebook and Audiobook vendors (Overdrive and Hoopla) until Axis360 is restored.

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TumbleBook Library

Biblioteca TumbleBook

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Audiobooks and eBooks

Description: Ciber-libros para ciber-niños

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Flipster

Flipster

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Magazines

Description: Check out magazines to read on your computer or mobile device. Includes popular titles such as TimeConsumer Reports and People.

 

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Freegal

Freegal

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Music (plus some Audiobooks and Music Videos)

Description: Free unlimited streaming of music from the entire Sony Music catalog plus thousands of independent artists; also download up to 5 DRM-free tracks per week.

 

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Hoopla

Hoopla Digital

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Audiobooks, eBooks, Magazines, Music, Video

Description: Stream or download up to 10 titles per month in a variety of forms. Videos check out for 3 days, Binge Passes and Music for 7 days, eBooks and Audiobooks for 21 days.

 

The Library has a daily allotment of checkouts from Hoopla. If you receive a message that the daily limit has been reached, all available checkouts have been used for the day. The next day’s allotment resets at midnight.

 

If you receive an error message from Hoopla about your account settings, please visit the Hoopla settings menu and re-enter your library card number and PIN. If you do not know your PIN, please contact the reference department at 630-584-0076 x1.

 

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Inkie.org

Inkie Through Biblioboard

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: eBooks (plus some Audiobooks, Music, and Video)

Description: always available collection of primarily ebooks, provided for free to everyone in Illinois thanks to the generosity of the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries Systems (RAILS). Also includes local collections from other Illinois libraries and PressReader tool to convert your manuscript into ebook format.

 

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Kanopy

Kanopy

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Video

Description: 10 play credits per month to view movies (checkout for 3 days) or series (checkout for 7 days); a mix of award-winning feature films, documentaries and educational content, including Criterion Collection titles and The Great Courses.

 

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OverDrive Libby

Overdrive/Libby/eMediaLibrary

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Audiobooks, eBooks, Magazines

Description: Check out up to 10 eBooks or Audiobooks for up to 3 weeks. Check out an unlimited number of magazines for 3 weeks. Only Kindle-friendly Library eBook vendor. Compatible Devices.

 

Instructions for Kindle Fire users to download Libby

 

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PressReader

Pressreader

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Magazines, Newspapers

Description: Free full text, full color online subscriptions to popular newspapers and magazines from around the world! Access by clicking on the Sign In button, then Libraries & Groups. Search for the St. Charles Public Library. Select OpenAthens and enter your library card number and PIN.

 

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TumbleBook Library

Tumble Book Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: A collection of animated, talking picture books and puzzles created from existing picture books, Large Print chapter books and classic children’s books. There are also books in Spanish and French.

 

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