eBooks & Downloads
Villa Park Public Library subscribes to two services offering downloadable eBooks: MyMediaMall and eRead Illinois. These services allow Villa Park cardolders to download a variety of books, audiobooks, and videos to e-reading devices and tablets.
eRead Illinois – eBooks
New! Villa Park Public Library is now participating in the eRead Illinois Program. The Library and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) have partnered with the Illinois State Library to provide access to more than 2,900 digital titles at no additional cost to our patrons. These eBooks may be downloaded through the internet to a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK® and Sony Reader devices, and many more.
To access, the collection, visit the eRead Illinois website.
These guides provide the instructions you need to download the two apps that are required for using the eRead Illinois system:
- eRead Illinois instructions for iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
- eRead Illinois instructions for Android
- eRead Illinois instructions for Kindle (Fire, Fire HD)
- eRead Illinois instructions for eReader Devices or a Computer (laptops and desktops, the original Nook, Nook Color, Kobo, and other e-book only devices)
MyMediaMall – eBooks, eAudiobooks, Videos
eBooks are lent through MyMediaMall.net. Borrowing requires either an Amazon.com account (Kindle readers) or a combination of the OverDrive Media Console and an Adobe account (all others). These accounts and the OverDrive Media Console are free.
How Do I Download eBooks from MyMediaMall?
Digital Books for Kids
The library’s reference section has gone digital! You can access your favorite encyclopedias, author lists, newspapers and more on our Digital Reference page. Not sure which reference resource will have the information you need? Try searching all of them with this multi-search tool.
Library Services On The Go
This handy app connects you with a pared down version of the Library’s site so you can search for books, view upcoming events, and access important services on smaller screens. You can download the iPhone app or the Android app.
Wouldn’t it be great if someone reminded you that your books were almost due? That’s exactly what Shoutbomb does. Sign up to receive text alerts when it’s time to turn in your books, renew your books via text, or be alterted when items you’ve placed on hold come in.