Digital & Downloadable Resources

The following page is a summary of the Library's digital and downloadable resources. For more in-depth information on each service, click on the "Learn More" link.

Downloadable Resources

eBooks & eAudiobooks

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Thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks are available for checkout through Overdrive, our digital lending service.

Streaming Videos

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You can also use Overdrive to stream thousands of videos directly to your internet browser or portable device.

Downloadable Music

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Freegal has music from Mozart to Motown to Madonna and if you have a Lake Bluff Library card, you can download three songs every week. No due dates, no returns: they're yours forever!

Downloadable Magazines

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Go paperless and download magazines from Zinio! Zinio magazines also have no due dates or returns: they're yours forever!

Digital Resources

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The Library also offers access to a variety of research databases. Research databases are accessible to everyone using the library computers or library network. Some research databases may also be accessed remotely, but remote access is limited to Lake Bluff Library cardholders.

Technology Tutorials & Help

What Can We Help You With?

We are happy to show you how to use any of our library's digital resources. This includes anything from downloadable resources like Overdrive, Zinio, and Freegal to other digital services like our reference databases and online catalog. Our reference staff can provide general assistance with the library's public computers, but our ability to offer individual tutorials for programs like Word and Excel is very limited at this time. If we are not able to help you with your problem, we will do our best to direct you to a person or resource that can.

Availability & Scheduling an Appointment

Please feel free to contact us with questions about our digital resources. However, if you have questions that are more in-depth, or you would like to have an individual tutorial, it is generally better if you make an appointment so that we can ensure that we have a staff member available to help you. You can schedule an appointment by calling the library. We are developing a webform for requesting appointments online, so watch this space for further developments!