With your Ela Library card you can access our digital collections any time of the day!
eBooks and eAudiobooks from Overdrive - Download and enjoy audiobooks or ebooks on your computer or transfer them to a portable device (Nook, Kindle, iPod, MP3 player, or PDA). The collection includes new fiction and non-fiction audiobooks and ebooks for all ages.
Ela Library App - Available as a free download from the Apple App store, Google Play and Amazon marketplace, the Ela Library app allows users to search the catalog, access your account, find and checkout eBooks, register for a program, find events and much more!
Flipster - Allows you to read digital magazines on your computer or mobile device. Current available
titles: Consumer Reports, People, Real Simple, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Freading ePub eBooks - a whole new way to check out eBooks! Freading allows you access to thousands of always available eBooks from every genre. Because Freading uses a token system, you can explore them all without ever placing a hold or worrying about late fees. There are over 60,000 eBooks available for checkout with new titles added frequently.
Free Tunes by Freegal - Looking for a way to get free MP3 music that you can play on any iPod, iPhone or other MP3 player? Freegal Music offers over 11 million songs from over 50 Sony-affiliated labels including Columbia, RCA, Sony Classical and Arista. You'll need your library card number and you're limited to 3 downloads a week, but everything you download is yours to keep! And new: Try 3 hours a day of freegal music streaming in addition to your weekly downloads!
* Freegal has a mobile app available! Click here for more information.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Find information from a full-text reference source! Search through dozens of encyclopedias, dictionaries and other resources such as The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Encyclopedia of Religion, the American Law
Yearbook, the Business Plans Handbook, and much more!
* Gale has a mobile app available! Click here for more information.
Hoopla Digital Movies and TV - Ela Area Public Library cardholders can create an account and log in at to begin enjoying hundreds of TV episodes and movies available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. Limit 10 checkouts per month per card.
Magazines, Newspapers, Journals and Video Podcasts - Browse through the Library’s vast collection of digital magazines, newspapers and journals. Also, find news broadcasts and current event podcasts in Global Issues in Context. Search through Chicago Tribune articles dated back to the American Civil War. You may even research a variety of subjects with Opposing Viewpoints. What will you discover?
Mango Languages - Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.
* Mango has a mobile app available! Click here for more information.
Press Reader - Find specific newspapers from all over the world in full text and full color! Instant Access to 2200 newspapers from 97 countries in 54 languages.
Safari Books Online - Access thousands of technology and computer books and videos. Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library for technology. Read the latest books on computer programming or watch a tutorial video on dozens of technology topics.
RBDigital Magazines-This mobile reading application with easy-to-use features gives you free access to our digital magazine library. There are currently about 65 titles available. If you need some additional help using RBDigital click here.