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eBooks & Audiobooks


Checkout eBooks and audiobooks anytime with eMediaLibrary. Get the Overdrive app to download directly to your tablet or mobile phone. Read or listen on your computer or transfer to your ereader or mp3 player. You can have 5 titles out at a time. Bring your device to the Information Desk or the Kids Crossing Desk for a quick introduction. For more info, contact 847-455-6016 ext. 2 or info@fppld.org.

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  • Android
  • Chromebooks
  • iPad/iPhone
  • iPods
  • Kindle
  • Kindle Fire
  • Nook
  • Other Devices

  • hoopla

    Choose from a great selection of audiobooks to listen to with hoopla. There are no holds to place or any wait to listen. Audiobooks are loaned for 21 days, and there are no fines or fees. Access this digital collection anytime, even when the Library is closed. Listen on your computer or with the free hoopla app. Create your own hoopla account with your Franklin Park Library card. Learn more about hoopla here.

    More eBooks

    Looking for more free eBooks? There are plenty of sites with free eBooks. The content in some collections may overlap because many free eBooks are titles in the public domain (older books whose intellectual property rights have expired).

    • 600 Free eBooks - A list of eBooks from Open Culture.
    • Amazon - Free eBooks through the Kindle Store. Titles range from public domain to limited-time promotional titles.
    • BBC Ebooks - A small eBook collection of Dr. Who novels.
    • Baen Free Library - More than 100 free science fiction eBooks including Lois McMaster Bujold, Catherine Asaro, and Harry Turtledove.
    • Barnes and Noble - A variety of free eBooks from the retailer.
    • Bookyards - Over 17,000 eBooks, and links to many more.
    • Cory Doctrow's Little Brother - A free eBook to download.
    • eBooks @ Adelaide - Mostly public domain eBooks reworked by University of Adelaide staff. View via your web browser.
    • eReaderIQ - Many eBooks, including those specially for Kindle.
    • Feedbooks - Free public domain eBooks for Android and iPhone/iPad.
    • Freebook Sifter - Sift through free eBooks available on Amazon.com.
    • HathiTrust Digital Library - Contains millions of books digitized by university libraries. Content is academic and research-oriented.
    • InkMesh - Use this search engine to find eBooks for free online.
    • Many Books - Includes free eBooks from Project Gutenberg and other sources.
    • Memoware - Free eBooks in a number of formats.
    • Online Books Page - Peruse this index with loads of eBooks.
    • Open Library - This project, "One web page for every book," includes eBooks.
    • PDFbooks - eBooks of classics and unpublished fiction and nonfiction in pdf format.
    • Project Gutenberg's Ebooks - Over 30,000 free eBooks to download to your computer, ereader, smartphone or other portable device.

    Still not enough eBooks? Check out this listing of 100 legal web sites to download literature.

    More eAudiobooks

    A variety of websites offer free audiobooks for you to download. Some ereaders are also capable of reading text from ebooks aloud.

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