eBooks & eAudiobooks


The cloudLibrary collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks is selected and available for Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District patrons only, and is not shared among other libraries.

How it works:

  • Check out up to five titles at a time – titles can be returned early if needed.
  • Titles expire on the due date, nothing to return, no late fees. Lending Period is 3 weeks.
  • If all copies of a title are checked out, you can get on a wait list, and receive an email when it is available.
  • Titles can be renewed if there is no one on the wait list.

cloudLibrary Phone and Tablet Setup Guide

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Meet Libby. Instantly borrow ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive with the Libby mobile app.

How it works:

  • Check out up to five titles at a time – titles can be returned early if needed.
  • Titles expire on the due date, nothing to return, no late fees. The lending period is 3 weeks.
  • If all copies of a title are checked out, you can get on a waitlist, and receive an email when it is available.
  • Amazon Kindle support – use Overdrive to read eBooks on a traditional e-ink Kindle.

Libby Phone and Tablet Setup Guide
Kindle Setup Guide

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Changes to OverDrive Effective July 1, 2019

On July 1, the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District will be making some changes to OverDrive, one of our digital library resources. What does this mean for you?

  • You will see a new look on our OverDrive website and Libby app
  • Titles will be available to Winnetka-Northfield Library cardholders only, which means shorter wait times for digital books
  • Our collection of older titles on OverDrive will initially be smaller and, as we build the collection, we are happy to purchase titles on demand

If you have trouble accessing your OverDrive materials July 1, we suggest that you log out and log back in, which may resolve your issue. You may also need to delete and reinstall the Libby app.

We are here to help, please contact us 847-446-7220 if you have any questions.


Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.

How it works:

  • All titles are available instantly, there are no holds and no waiting.
  • Limit 20 checkouts per month.
  • Unlimited play of checked out items during lending period.
  • Titles expire on the due date, nothing to return, no late fees.
  • There are no renewals, but items may be immediately checked out again.
  • Once an item has been borrowed, even if it is returned immediately, it will count against the 20 item limit per card.

Lending Periods:

  • eAudiobooks & eBooks- 3 weeks
  • Music- 1 week
  • Movies and TV shows- 3 days

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), graphic novels, puzzles, games, and more.

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The people at TumbleBooks have given us unlimited access (until August 31, 2020) to some amazing additional resources listed below. Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. Follow the link and enter the username tumble2020 and password A3b5c6.


TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. K-6 math

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AudioBookCloud has over 1,400 audiobooks with titles ranging from classic literature, to science fiction, to contemporary blockbusters, and everything in between, we’re sure that AudioBookCloud has the perfect title for all your listening needs! All ages

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TeenBookCloud (TBC) offers over 1,000 titles in a variety of formats, including ebooks, Graphic Novels, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks, and supports a wide range of reading interests and levels. Grades 7-12

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Love is in the air. Actually, it is in the cloud. RomanceBookCloud where love and romance is available 24/7. Unlimited access to ebooks and audio books which have made romance the biggest selling and most popular brand in fiction. All Romance. All the Time.

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Enjoy digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world. Click the button that says, “Biblioboard Library of Illinois” to gain access.

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Project Gutenberg offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

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