eBooks & Downloads


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Your PPLD library card gets you access to not one, but three great eBook collections. eBooks are compatible with most mobile devices and computers. The best part? No late fees!

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Apple | Android | Kindle Fire |
Computers | eReaders
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Looking to read on the go? Our eAudiobook collections make it easy–just download to your mobile device, computer, or MP3 player, and take your reading with you.

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AppleAndroidKindle Fire |
Computers | eReaders


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Streaming Movies and TV

You can stream movies directly on your Hoopla or Kanopy app, or through several streaming devices including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast. Your PPLD library card gets you access to 5 checkouts a month for Hoopla, and 8 play credits a month with Kanopy.

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Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku | Computers

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Streaming Music

Hoopla has a popular music selection you can check out with your PPLD library card (up to 5 total Hoopla checkouts a month).

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Access and download full-color magazines with OverDrive. Choose from popular titles such as GQ, HGTV, US WeeklyNational Geographic, and more.

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AppleAndroidKindle Fire | Computers


Talking Books / Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)

The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.  It is available through the Illinois State Library.

Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) makes available books and magazines from the vast NLS collection selected on the basis of their appeal across a wide range of interests. More than 115,000 audio and braille fiction and nonfiction titles are available, including some in languages other than English. Issues of more than ninety magazine titles are also available. NLS adds new titles regularly, including specially acquired music scores and music appreciation books.  More information can be found at the Library of Congress website

Suggest a Title

Interested in an eBook or eAudio title that isn’t a part of our collection?  Let us know!  We’re happy to consider recommended items to add to our online and print collections.  You can fill out our Suggest a Title form here.