Download free eBooks and eAudiobooks day or night!

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The library has three different collections of eBooks:

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CloudLibrary has eBooks for Gail Borden Public Library cardholders with a 21 day checkout.  Cardholders can check out 5 eBooks at one time using almost any device.  For those that prefer eReaders, Cloud Library currently supports Kobos and Nooks.  For those with incompatible devices you can read eBooks by checking out an eReader here.

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Hoopla has everything you are looking for in one stop.  This collection contains fiction, nonfiction, audio books, comics, movies, TV and music for all ages.  Enjoy up to 7 items a month and 21 day checkouts for books, audiobooks and comics.

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Tumble Book library is an online collection of animated talking picture books and audio books which teach young children the joys of reading. There are no expiration dates or book limits for this resource.

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BiblioBoard is an easy to use online collection of indie published books as well as uncopywrited materials.  Simpley choose your collection by clicking on Biblioboard Open Access, Biblioboard Library of Illinois or Rails for Schools.  BiblioBoard is also available for Android, IOS, and Kindle through their app stores

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RB Digital Magazines allows you to check out digital versions of your favorite magazines such as Readers Digest, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and much more.


PressReader has over 7,000 magazines and newspapers from 160+ countries. Use the PressReader app on your phone or tablet or read on a computer. Enjoy an unlimited number of magazines and newspapers with new content loaded daily.


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Flipster allows you to check out digital version of your favorite magazines including Cosmopolitian, Popular Mechanics, Coutry Living, Food Network Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine. 




Android, iPad, & Kindle Fire Tablets

Nook, Kobo, and Kindle Paperwhite eReaders