The Manhattan-Elwood Public Library now has eBooks and audiobooks available for download through OMNI Libraries!

Here are answers to some common questions about ebooks:

Is my device compatible with ebooks?

For a full list of compatible devices go here.  For a list of incompatible devices go here.

Is my device compatible with audiobooks?

For a full list of compatible devices go here.  Even if a device is compatible, that does not mean that each individual book will be compatible.  You will need to check to see if the book is available for their particular device.  In order to check compatibility, click on an individual book.  The part circled in red below is what shows the devices that book plays on.

How do I download the software and then the books?

Overdrive has a Quickstart Guide that is helpful for those trying to figure out how to get started.  You can find that here.  It lists how to download and install the free software, activate the software, and then check out.
There are also some helpful video tutorials here.

More questions about checking out?

Go here for questions about lending periods, renewals, eaccounts, and more.


Find more eBooks at eRead Illinois!

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The Secretary of State and Illinois State Library awarded an e-book grant to the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS). The two-year project, named eRead Illinois, is intended to expand, not replace, existing e-book services in Illinois libraries. Other goals are to provide e-book training to Illinois libraries and to explore a self-hosted model. 

eRead Illinois offers over 6,100 ebook titles, and it is access via Axis 360, a Baker & Taylor product. Additional information is available on the eRead Illinois website: 

Click the eRead Illinois logo to start browsing the collection!


Listed to audio books online at! (formerly TumbleTalkingBooks) allows you to listen to your favorite audio books with just a click of a button.

Listen online to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audio books!

These books are always available, never on hold, and no need to download.

Browse. Click. Listen. It’s that easy!

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