Digital Books and Media from Home

We're always open online and have great collections you can download or stream with your Wilmette/Kenilworth library card!

Books & Audiobooks

Digital Library of Illinois

Digital Library of Illinois (Formerly MyMediaMall) is a collection of e-books and e-audiobooks available to Wilmette and Kenilworth residents. Content is checked out for up to 21 days and returns itself when the time elapses. Content is delivered to computers, e-readers, Kindles, and smartphones/tablets using the Libby app.

DLIL Tutorial

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is a streaming e-book service for children. Many picture books include narration and animation, making them especially appropriate for pre-readers, beginning readers, and English language learners. Other features include Spanish and French language materials, educational videos, and puzzles. Access with a Wilmette or Kenilworth library card.

Tumblebooks Tutorial

Media Streaming/Downloads

Hoopla

Hoopla, though primarily a collection of media streaming/downloads, has a robust collection of e-books, e-audibooks, and graphic novels. Patrons with valid Wilmette or Kenilworth library cards can borrow up to 10 items a month. Content is streamed to computers or downloaded to devices with the Hoopla app.

Hoopla Tutorial

Kanopy

Kanopy is a collection of movies and television programs including content from PBS, The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Music Box Films, and many more. Media is streamed through a web browsers or the (coming soon!) Kanopy app for your smartphone or tablet. Limit: 10 items per month.

Kanopy Tutorial

Magazines & Newspapers

RBDigital - Magazines

RBDigital - Zinio is a digital publishing company that distributes digital editions of printed publications, including magazines. Wilmette & Kenilworth residents who set up an account have access to many different full magazines downloadable to their computer, tablet, or smartphone.      

RBDigital - Magazines Tutorial

RBDigital - Magazines FAQ

Complete List of Titles

PressReader

2,000 plus newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60 different languages all available on your mobile device with your Wilmette/Kenilworth library card.

PressReader - Tutorial

Online Learning

CreativeBug

Comprehensive video tutorials for a myriad of craft and art projects and techniques. Instructors are recognized craft and design experts.

CreativeBug Tutorial

Gale Courses

Courses on a variety of topics are facilitated by credentialed instructors. Lessons are released weekly and the instructor is available online for assistance.

Gale Courses Tutorial

Lynda.com

Online video learning service covering software applications and creative and business skills. Known for its excellent teachers and in-depth coverage of topics.

Lynda.com Tutorial

Mango Languages

Online learning modules of over 50 languages. Practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language.

Mango Languages Tutorial

 

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