Downloadables

   
Download ebooks with eMediaLibrary! Log in with your 14-digit library barcode and the same password you use to log into the library's catalog.

eMediaLibrary

  • Choose from thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks, and digital magazines.
  • Download up to five books at a time for up to 21 days. You may return items early to check out new items.
  • You may place up to five items on hold if they are currently checked out.
  • Log in with your 14-digit Winfield library card and use the same password you have set up in our online catalog.
  • Video tutorial

  • Get the App: Libby by OverDrive
    • PC users or those who cannot use the app may go to www.libbyapp.com.
    • Check the "Extras" tab for access to The Great Courses, Qello Concerts, and IndieFlix.

      Install the app from your device's app store:
AppStore
GooglePlay
Microsoft
   
   
hoopla

hoopla

  • Movies, TV, music, comics, eBooks and eAudiobooks with no holds and no waiting.
  • Hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse more than 950,000 titles in six different formats and
    instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice.

  • Supported devices: Android devices, iOS devices, Kindle Fire and FireTV, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, and Roku.

  • Create a hoopla account:
    • Visit hoopladigital.com or download the hoopla app.
    • Provide an email address and create a password.
    • Select Winfield Library as your library.
    • Provide your Winfield Library card number and password. Although it asks for a PIN, what you need is the same password you use to log in to the regular library catalog.
    • After setting up your account, you will log in with the email you entered and password you created.

  • Checkout limits: Unlike the library’s other content platforms, hoopla is a cost-per-use service, with the library paying for each checkout in lieu of a set annual fee. Because of this pricing model, there is a limit of five checkouts per month per library card.

  • Checkout periods:
    • 21 days - eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics and graphic novels
    • 7 days - Full music albums
    • 3 days - Movies and TV episodes

  • Downloading information:
    • Downloading is not available through web browsers, so content cannot be transferred to an mp3, nor can it be sent to your Amazon Kindle E-Reader. Downloading is available through the hoopla app, however downloaded titles are wholly contained within the hoopla app to protect against piracy – files will not appear in iTunes or other “downloads” folders.
    • When you first attempt to download a hoopla title we will ask for download permission. We need permission to access your phone's storage so we can download the title for you.
    • All eBooks and Comics are downloaded to your device by default; you must allow this permission to access this content. Denying this permission will still allow you the ability to stream Movie, Television, Audiobook, and Music titles.

  • Kids Mode: Click the Kids button and it will limit searches and browsing to materials for kids 12 and under. Click it again to show all materials.
  • Action Mode: Comics readers can click Action Mode to read comics panel-by-panel instead of page-by-page. Click on any panel on the page to enter Action Mode.
  • Bonus Borrows: Several times a year, hoopla offers Bonus Borrows, which don’t go against the 5 checkout limit.
  • Click here to visit the hoopla help page.
   
   
PressReader
PressReader
Get u
nlimited digital access to more than 2,000 newspapers and 3,000 magazines in 60 languages for FREE with your Winfield Library card. PressReader includes the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and more.

Click here to login now. When clicking the Sign In button, be sure to choose "Library or Group," then log in using your 14-digit library barcode. Your PIN is the same password you use for the library catalog.

PressReader will log you in for a 30 day window, at which time, you will need to log in again. Be sure to choose "Library or Group" each time you log in.
 

 

   

TumbleBook Library

   
   
inkie

Inkie.org Library

The Inkie.org website is a suite of resources that supports local authors with online creation and publishing tools. It is available to everyone in Illinois at no charge. This platform will exclusively feature content by Illinois authors, creators, and communities. The Inkie.org Library is available to everyone in Illinois, courtesy of RAILS, regardless of whether they have a library card. Items on this platform have no holds, no waits, and can be accessed simultaneously.

   
   

Free eBook Sites

Enjoy these free reads!  Is your favorite free ebook site not included?  Email us with the name of other great sites.

Baen Books
The publisher of science fiction and fantasy brings you plenty of free samples as well as full length books.  Check out their 'free library.

Baen CD Content
Baen books provides extra content on CDs in many of their books, including distribution permissions. Download this extra content here.

Manybooks.net
Free ebooks for your PDA, iPhone or ebook reader.

Project Gutenburg
The largest collection of public domain books online. These are books that are out of copyright and available for anyone's use, including authors like Mark Twain, Shakespeare and Edgar Allen Poe.