Ebooks and Downloads

Ebooks and Audiobooks

Find thousands of titles for adults, children, and teens. Get the app to download books to your mobile devices.

Digital Library of Illinois 

Upgrade to Libby Today

On May 1, 2023, the OverDrive app is being discontinued. Those that use OverDrive to read ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines need to switch over to the Libby app. 

We encourage you to switch now to make the transition easier. Download Libby or visit libbyapp.com to get started.

Need some help? Visit any of our locations or call at 847-907-3600, x167. 


Tumblebooks for Kids

Movies and Music


Stream movies, television shows, and albums. Get the app to download and enjoy on your mobile devices. 


Stream more than 30,000 documentaries, movies, and educational videos from thousands of producers such as Criterion Collection, PBS, Great Courses, Kino Lorber and more.

Magazines and Newspapers

Thousands of magazine titles are available through the Digital Library of Illinois. Magazines do not count against the check-out limits for ebooks and eaudio and are always available. Read magazines in your browser or download the Libby app for offline reading. In addition to magazines in English, many are available in Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian and Russian.

PressReader provides current full-text newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages.

PressReader has a new feature - Auto-Translate! Read the world's best publications in any language and access more quality content. Read The Guardian in German, or Le Figaro in English - it is all possible with a click of a button. 


Read comics and graphic novels with Hoopla. Get the app to download and enjoy on your mobile devices. 

Kindles & Rokus

Borrow a Roku to stream movies and television to your TV. Available at the Welcome Desk.

Check out a Kindle reader preloaded with best-selling titles through the Library of Things collection.

Don't Have a Palatine Library Card? Apply for a 1-year Card Online

Complete this form to apply for a card online. A staff member will contact you by phone or email in 2-3 business days with your card number and PIN. 

Need Help Getting Started?

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a staff member. Or call us at 847-907-3600 ext. 190.