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Digital Media How-to Guides: E-books

Access these services with your Vernon Area Public Library card.


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Use the cloudLibrary app to access more than 77,000 e-book copies, many not listed in the library catalog. Additional titles are made possible through a partnership with area libraries.

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No waiting for titles. Check out up to 20 titles total per month, per card. Stream in your browser or through the hoopla app. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the borrowing period. 

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​Daily library lending limits may prevent cardholders from borrowing titles until the next day, beginning at 12 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Libby by OverDrive

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Check out e-books, including lots of e-books for kids and teens, with Libby by OverDrive, many not listed in the library catalog. Additional titles are made possible through membership in Digital Library of Illinois. Compatible with most devices, including Kindle e-readers such as PaperWhite.

Transitioning to Digital Library of Illinois

On Monday July 1st, the library joined the Digital Library of Illinois consortium.  You will be prompted to re-enter your Vernon Area library card number in the Libby app (you do not need to enter a pin; if you are asked for a pin you have selected a different library in Libby).  When you first check out in Digital Library of Illinois, you will have to manually set your checkout limit to 21 days instead of the default 14 days given. 

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Gale E-books: Virtual Reference Library

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The e-books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library include encyclopedias and subject-specific reference sources for research on a variety of subjects: business, film and television, history, literary criticism, multicultural studies, music, religion, social science, and sports, as well as a variety of biographies. Interactive e-books allow you to search, highlight, note, translate, listen on the go, collaborate, download chapters, and save your research. No borrowing limits.

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