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Borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, TV shows, magazines, newspapers, and music with apps available for all of your devices with your Oak Park library card and PIN.

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Media on Demand (web) or Libby (app) »

*Learn more about recent changes to how you manage your available holds »

Media on Demand is the library’s largest and most popular collection of ebooks and audiobooks, offering more than 60,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as the latest issues of popular magazines—The Economist, The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, and more—and 1,000 videos (available in your web browser). Need help? Explore how-to articles, watch an instructional video, and contact us »

Libby, an app for Media on Demand, is available on iOSAndroid, and Microsoft Windows 10+. Need help? Explore Libby Help and contact us »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Check out 20 items and place 20 holds at a time
  • Lending periods:
    • Ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines: 7-21 days
    • Videos (only available on OverDrive): 3-7 days
  • More about digital holds: Media on Demand and Libby users benefit from access to thousands of shared titles through the library’s consortium. In addition, Oak Park purchases copies of many titles available only to Oak Park cardholders. Therefore, wait times are often shorter than indicated on the Media on Demand website and in the Libby app.

Special features

  • Oak Park librarians create customized digital bookshelves
  • Titles can be renewed
  • Special reading rooms for kids and teens
  • Recommend 3 titles every 7 days

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Hoopla »

*Hoopla checkout limits have temporarily tripled. Now you can enjoy 30 items a month!

*Hoopla recently required all users to provide their library Personal Identification Number (PIN) to borrow and stream. How to add your PIN to your Hoopla account »

More than 319,000 ebooks, 73,000 audiobooks, 15,000 comics, 13,000 movies, 22,000 TV show episodes, and 252,000 albums. Available on iOSAndroidKindle Fire HD/HDX, and in browser on laptop/desktop; stream on Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, and Alexa enabled devices. Need help? Explore FAQs »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting
  • Borrow 30 items a month
    • The number of available checkouts resets at midnight on the first day of each month
  • Lending periods:
    • Ebooks, audiobooks, and comics: 21 days
    • Movies and TV shows: 3 days
    • Music: 7 days

Special features

  • Temporarily download content on mobile devices for offline use

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TumbleBookLibrary »

Collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love, for primary school students. Available on iOSAndroid, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Explore the user guide »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting, no limits
  • Borrow as many titles as you want

Special features

  • New book in each genre featured daily
  • A collection of read-along books

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Kanopy »

*Kanopy checkout limits have temporarily doubled. Now you can enjoy 20 items a month!

More than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, educational videos, and TV shows, from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Music Box, First Run Features, Breaking Glass, Cohen Film Collection, and more. Available on iOSAndroid, Fire Tablet, and in browser on laptop/desktop; stream via Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku. Need help? Explore the help page »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting
  • Borrow 20 items a month
    • The number of available checkouts resets at midnight on the first day of each month
  • Unlimited checkouts of The Great Courses and all content on Kanopy Kids
  • Lending period: 3 days

Special features

  • Kanopy Kids: A collection for children highlighting films and TV series that help kids develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos, with Common Sense Media ratings to ensure parents have clear guidelines on which films are age-appropriate.

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The New York Times: full website access (from any Oak Park library location or from another location) & full-text article access: current (1980-present), online (2015-present) & historical with index (1851-2016)

Full website access details & instructions

Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews, and opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, and more. You must be 13 years or older to use this service. Users under 18 need parent or legal guardian permission to sign up. Available on iOSAndroid, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Explore FAQs for iOS and Android devices.

How to access

  1. First-time users must create an account with The New York Times.
  2. Enter your email address and create a password or connect using an existing Google or Facebook account.
  3. Inside the library: enjoy unlimited access on any library computer or any device connected to the library’s Wifi.
    Outside the library: request an instant digital access code to get 72 hours of full, off-site access. Once your pass expires, return to this page to request a new instant digital access code for another 72 hours.
  4. Questions? Contact us »

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PressReader »

Access more than 7,000 publications from around the world, in their original language and format. Available on iOSAndroid, and Kindle HD/HDX, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? View the Quick Start Guide and explore the help center.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Unlimited checkouts—simultaneous access, no waiting!
  • Lending period: None. Keep titles for as long as you choose!

Special features

  • Save stories to read and share later
  • New issues of the titles you choose automatically delivered to your device
  • Original page and mobile-optimized text views available
  • Listening mode
  • One-touch translation

How to access

  1. From pressreader.com or the PressReader app, select Sign in.
  2. Choose Libraries & Groups.
  3. Search for and select Oak Park Public Library from the dropdown menu (use the search bar provided to type in Oak Park Public Library).
  4. Select the option to sign in using OpenAthens.
  5. Enter your Oak Park library card number and PIN and press Sign in.
  6. Questions? Contact us »

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Flipster »

56 current subscriptions to popular magazines. Available on iOSAndroid, and Kindle HD/HDX, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Browse FAQs and watch video tutorials for iOS devices, Android and Kindle HD/HDX devices, and laptop/desktops.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Unlimited checkouts—simultaneous access, no waiting!
  • Lending period: None. Keep titles for as long as you choose!

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New! National Geographic Kids »

Go on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. NatGeo Kids offers a complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school students.

Available in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Browse help topics »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting, no limits
  • Borrow as many titles as you want

Special features

  • Point-and-click access to pictures, books, and magazines
  • Easy access to subject indexing and related terms
  • Authoritative nonfiction digital content in support of Common Core State Standards

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