Use the library catalog to find physical items available at the library AND digital items downloadable from Library On the Go, eRead Illinois and OneClickdigital all in one search. View instructions here!
This is a collection of mostly nonfiction online books to
read or browse. To browse by subject category click the eBooks link at the top left of the screen.
Home access with Lincoln Library card number.
Note: These titles cannot be transferred to portable devices, but they can be accessed by portable devices
that have a browser( Safari, IE, Firefox, etc.).
Use eRead Illinois
by Axis 360 to download over 25,000
to your mobile device or computer. Acoustic eAudiobooks can only be listened to in the Axis360 app on mobile devices.
Click here for instructions on how to use eReadIllinois (Axis360) with a mobile device, computer, e-ink device or MP3 player.
Get help with eRead Illinois (Axis360).
Learn how to use the Axis360 app with these videos.
View Device Compatibility Sheet.
Encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference
sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials can be accessed online at the
library or remotely 24/7.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Note: These titles can be downloaded to portable devices
that are PDF compatable.
Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your library card.
to begin enjoying thousands of titles – for movies, TV, music, audiobooks, eBooks and comics– available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to your smartphone, tablet or computer. Note: Each library card is limited to 10 checkouts per month.
Click here for instructions on how to use hoopla with android, ios and kindle fire hdx devices or a computer.
Get help with hoopla.
Learn how to use hoopla with this video.
Download over 14,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks
or OverDrive Video
from Library On The Go
(OverDrive) to your mobile device or computer. Use the Kids
eReading Rooms to have filtered pages that provide a safe and easy browsing experience.
Click here for instructions on how to use Library on the Go(OverDrive) with a mobile device, computer, e-ink device or MP3 player.
Get help with Library on the Go (OverDrive).
Learn how to use Overdrive with these videos.
that can be downloaded to your mobile device or computer. You must create an account at OneClickdigital
before you can use either the OneClickdigtal eAudio Player app for audiobooks or
OneClickdigtal Reader app.
for instructions on how to use OneClickDigital with a mobile device, computer, e-ink device or MP3 player.
Click here to get the app for your mobile device or the the software for your computer.
from a growing collection of mainly 20th Century titles from Open Library
. All titles can be read in the browser on a computer or mobile device, but only titles in the Lending Library can be downloaded onto a mobile device by reading it in the OverDrive app.
Note: To use Open Library with a mobile device first create an account on the website. Then use the browser on the mobile device to find an eBook in the Open Library eBook lending library. Borrow the eBook in the ePUB format to read it with the OverDrive app.
Get help with Open Library.
offers over 45,000 free eBooks
. You can download formats suitable for eReaders, such as the Nook, Kindle, iPad, etc., mobile phones, and other devices. Choose among epub books, kindle books, and more to download to your eReader, mobile device or read them in a web browser.
Get help with Project Gutenberg.
Patrons of Lincoln Library have unlimited multi-user access to 70 complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices. Zinio
’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Lincoln Library card required.
for instructions on how to use Zinio for Libraries. Note: To use Zinio for Libraries you need to always start with the Library's Zinio Magazine Collection.
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