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Access more than 300,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks

Bloomington Public Library offers access to more than 300,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks – all of which can be reserved and downloaded from home. To get started, click either the eBooks or eAudiobooks button below to be taken to lists of available resources.


You can also locate eMaterials by browsing our online catalog and filtering your search results. To do so, simply choose “eBooks” or “eAudiobooks” as your chosen format as you search.






Analyze unbiased reviews and comparisons
of consumer products and services.

For 82 years, Consumer Reports has published unbiased reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center. The magazine accepts no advertising, pays for all the products it tests, and, as a nonprofit organization has no shareholders. And access to the Consumer Reports database is free with your library card.






Immerse yourself in learning a foreign language.

Without charge, those interested in learning a foreign language can use their library card to access Mango Languages or Transparent Language Online. Duolingo can be accessed from the Library’s website without a library card.






Choose from more than 150 Digital Magazines.

Your free digital magazine account gives you access to 150 popular magazines. Dig into Audubon, The New Yorker, Woodworkers Journal, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, National Geographic and more. These magazines appear exactly as their physical counterparts, though some include extra features such as clickable links and printing capabilities.






Learn creative, software, and business skills.

Taught by industry experts, Lynda.com offers more than 130,000 videos and more than 4,500 courses to those who yearn to learn. There's also an app!







Entertain yourself with movies, music, TV shows, and animated books.

Patrons can use their library cards to access eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, and music. In addition, children can enjoy audio/animated fiction and nonfiction pairings which are designed to strengthen early literacy skills. They’ll watch a story about a particular topic and then read a nonfiction book about the same topic.





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Biblioboard provides a collection of free eBooks for Illinois residents.


Digital Library of Illinois has over 30,000 best-selling eBooks and eAudiobooks that you can download to your computer or mobile device.


Find your next favorite book or author with NoveList Plus.


Access over 120 digital magazines with RBdigital.


Can't find what you want? Use our Material Request Form and we'll try and get it for you.

With colorful animation, rich audio, and interactive games, BookFlix is a perfect tool to engage and support beginning readers.


Digital Library of Illinois helps you find content appropriate for kids and young adults by changing your audience preference (located in your Digital Library account, under settings).


Find Kid-friendly content on Hoopla by turning on Kid’s Mode (located in your Hoopla account settings).


NoveList K-8 Plus focuses on book recommendations for young readers.


Check out our Kid's Page for even more fun and engaging resources.

Country Background Notes includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of the countries of the world.

If you need a map for anything from historical research to geocaching, the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection is an extensive, searchable resource.

Scholastic GO includes seven encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia America, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Encyclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science.

Find encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides on World Book Online.

Provided by the National Institute of Health, MedLine Plus offers extensive information on 650 diseases, lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionary (English and Spanish), health information, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Use Brainfuse JobNow for resume, cover letter, and interview tips, including online mock interview practice, career coaching, and resume writing labs.


Information Technology Collection (eBook Central) from eBook Central is a collection of high-level IT books designed to help you learn a new technology skill and take your career to the next level.


Lynda.com offers more than 130,000 videos and more than 4,500 courses to teach you business, software, and creative skills and help take your career to the next level.


Study for career certification exams, take practice tests, research schools and scholarships, or find your next career with Testing & Education Reference Center.


Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. It tackles math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.


PebbleGo's award winning PreK-3 database makes learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children's interest.


Scholastic GO includes seven encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia America, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Encyclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science.


Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix helps students build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.


Research Sources

Use America's News to find current events information from newspapers across the U.S.


eLibrary provides a collection of newspaper and magazine articles, videos, and interview transcripts to help research current topics.


Search Newspapers.com, Pantagraph Archive 1857-1985 if you need historical newspaper articles from local IL newspapers.


Tutoring

Get live tutoring from 2-10 every day on Brainfuse HelpNow.


Illinois Legal Aid Online provides Illinois residents with free information on their legal rights and responsibilities, quick referrals to free and low cost legal aid offices, interactive forms, and self-help instructions for common legal problems. Information is available in English or Spanish.


The Library's Legal Resources Page has a variety of information from local legal help to online services.

With colorful animation, rich audio, and interactive games, BookFlix is a perfect tool to engage and support beginning readers.


PebbleGo's award winning PreK-3 database makes learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children's interest.


Tumblebooks are animated, talking picture books which engage children and help develop early literacy skills.


Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn a language. It's 100% free, fun and science-based. Learn on a computer, or download the app.


The proven learning system from Mango Languages will equip you with conversation skills from the very start. This is a great resource if you are preparing for a trip and need language skills fast!


Sign Language 101 is a free online resource that uses videos to teach American Sign Language. Courses are taught by deaf ASL experts and include tips on deaf culture as well as an introduction to signing. No Library Card Required!


Transparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution for libraries, with over 100 languages available, including instruction in alphabets.


Digital Learn Free is perfect for technology beginners. Find simple courses with practice exercises to help you become comfortable with computer basics.


Information Technology Collection (eBook Central) from eBook Central is a collection of high-level IT books designed to help you learn a new technology skill and take your career to the next level.


Lynda.com offers more than 130,000 videos and more than 4,500 courses to teach you business, software, and creative skills and help take your career to the next level.


Prepare for the High School Equivalency or US Citizenship test with the Adult Learning Center from Brainfuse.


Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. It tackles math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.


Study for career certification exams, take practice tests, research schools and scholarships, or find your next career with Testing & Education Reference Center.


Inkie.org is a suite of self-publishing resources for authors, readers, and libraries. NO LIBRARY CARD NEEDED!


Consumer Reports publishes unbiased reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center.


The Library's Genealogy and Local History Page has information about online and physical resources to help you discover your family's history.

Value Line Investment Survey is weekly updated investment resource. It provides year-ahead and three to five year probable relative price performance, projections of key financial measures, and concise, objective commentary on current operations and future prospects.