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. In addition the Library subscribes to Zinio Digital Magazines. You can read current issues of twelve magazines on your computer or mobile device.
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?
zinio – Digital Magazines
To access the library’s Zinio collection, to create your accounts, and to add new magazine titles, visit the Library’s Zinio gateway address from a web browser. You will always use the library’s Zinio gateway address to add new issues from a web browser. We recommend bookmarking this site in your browser’s menu toolbar, as you will be returning to this site often.
You will create two accounts for Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries, one to access the library collection and a second to view the magazines in a Zinio Viewer account. For ease of use, we recommend using the same password for both. The Zinio app or website is for viewing only, not checking out magazine titles. Checking out magazines requires toggling back and forth between the library site and the Zinio app. The library will never ask you for your credit card information. If you are asked for this information, you are in the wrong place!
Once you have checked out your magazine on the library’s Zinio page, you can view the title in the Zino app or website. Download the free Zinio app to view magazines on your mobile device and log in. Select Read at the top of the page to access your library titles. Remember to return to the library’s Zinio page using the web browser whenever you wish to add new issues to your Zinio account from the library’s collection. The library collection has no checkout period or issue limit.
Kindle Fire Users and Zinio
The Zinio app is not currently offered on Amazon’s app marketplace for Kindle Fire users. To download the Zinio app on your Kindle Fire, please follow these installation instructions.
If you require additional assistance using Zinio, please contact the Adult Services Desk at 630-924-2730.
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.