eBooks & downloads

Want to enjoy eBooks and digital music, magazines, movies, and TV? Your Skokie Public Library card has you covered.

Don't have a library card? During our temporary closure due to COVID-19, we can email you a library card number so that you can use all of our online resources. No need to come in! Just fill out the online application and we'll be in touch.

eBooks

Find thousands of eBooks and comics for all ages through Hoopla and OverDrive. Know a kid who loves books? TumbleBook Library offers animated, narrated picture, and chapter books.

Download PDF instructions and watch how-to videos for using these resources.

Hoopla

Apps available

Overdrive

Apps available

TumbleBook Library for Kids

Apps available

Audiobooks

Download audiobooks onto phones or mobile devices or stream on computers and laptops with OverDrive and Hoopla.

Overdrive

Apps available

Hoopla

Apps available

Music

Download or stream thousands of albums via Hoopla. If your passion is classical music, don’t miss streaming from Naxos.

Hoopla

Apps available

Naxos Music Library

Magazines

Read digital editions of your favorite magazines with RBDigital (formerly Zinio). To check out magazines, log in with your library card number and then create a user name and password. To download checked out issues to mobile devices, get the RBDigital app.

RBDigital

Apps available

Movies and TV

Instantly stream and download movies, television shows, documentaries, and instructional programs with Hoopla and Kanopy. 

Acorn TV, a commercial-free streaming service featuring the best in TV and film from Britain and beyond, is available via RBDigital (redeem a pass for unlimited viewing for seven days. When the pass expires, return to RBDigital to check out another pass to resume watching wherever you left off.)

Hoopla

Apps available

Kanopy

Apps available

RBDigital

Apps available

Kindles and Roku

Borrow a Roku video streaming player or Kindle readers preloaded with best-selling titles from our Readers Services desk.