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.
  • Compatible with Nook, Kindle, Apple products, and many mobile devices.
  • 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
   
   
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.
 

 

   
RBdigital Entertainment
The RBdigital platform is being discontinued by the vendor. Please read below for service updates:
  • AcornTV service will be discontinued on the RBdigital platform on Friday, May 14, 2021. Unfortunately, we cannot continue this service on another platform, as it is not available for purchase.
  • The Great Courses, Qello Concerts, and IndieFlix are available now on the Libby app.
   
   

TumbleBook Library

   
   

Biblioboard

The BiblioBoard platform features a collection from Recovering the Classics (which features public-domain classics from world literature, with modern cover images), as well as collections from the Bodleian Library and the BiblioBoard Core.

BiblioBoard Library provides geolocation-based authentication through the IP address of the user's computer or GPS coordinates of their mobile device. Anyone who is physically in Illinois can access the collection without a login. A patron who creates an account while in Illinois will be able to access the collection outside the state by logging into their account.
Video tutorial
   
   

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.