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Prairie Trails Public Library District is participating in eRead Illinois, a new program through the Illinois State Library designed to increase access to e-Books for Illinois residents. In addition to our current eBook service, My Media Mall, Library cardholders will also have access to the eRead Illinois collection via Axis 360, a state-of-the-art digital media platform. Now users will have access to even more eBooks and audiobooks!

To check out the eRead Illinois collection, please click here for the Library's Axis 360 home page.

Axis 360 eBooks with Android™ Devices

Axis 360 eBooks with iOS Devices

Axis 360 eBooks with Kindle® Fire & Fire HD

Illinois Catalog / FirstSearch

Illinois Catalog includes the location and status of books and other materials in libraries within the state of Illinois.

Online Computer Library Center's (OCLC) FirstSearch is an immense collection of electronic databases on subject matters relating to the arts, social and physical sciences, humanities, business, medicine, and general reference. This Web-based online reference service provides access to over 80 databases and more than six million full-text articles that the Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White and the Illinois State Library provide to Illinois libraries and their patrons free of charge.

International Children's Digital Library

Free access to high-quality digital books from around the world. Browse by age, genre, book length, character types, or even the color of a book's cover.

Literature Criticism Online Gale™

takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand.

Literary Reference Center Plus EBSCOhost

Literary Reference Center Plus features all of the content in Literary Reference Center, but includes additional valuable content, such as full-text resources focusing on plays/drama, poetry, religious literature, and children's literature. This database also includes volumes of Fantasy/Science Fiction, Contemporary Literature, World Philosophy and Religious Literature and literary study guides covering American Literature, English Literature, and literary genres.

mymediamall

MyMediaMall is a web-based service that allows library patrons to check out and download eAudiobooks, eBooks, and eVideos any time of the day or night from the comfort of their own home. MyMediaMall, powered by Overdrive, allows users to download to a personal computer, as well as enjoy digital content on a wide array of devices including MP3 players, CDs, Smartphones, and PDAs iPod®, iPhone™, and the iPod Touch. After the checkout period, title(s) will be automatically returned to the collection. Learn more about MyMediamall.

NovelistPlus

NoveListPlus is an advisory tool that helps readers find new books based on books they have read or topics in which they are interested. Provides access more than 29,000 full textbook reviews or annotations.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

OneclickDigital

24/7 access to hundreds of titles on e-audio.

SWAN

SWAN an online card catalog for the Prairie Trails Public Library District and 70+ member libraries. The catalog lists more than one million titles of books, periodicals, cassettes, videos, CDs, DVDs and other library materials. SWAN will allow patrons to view their current library record, renew items, and place holds.

TumbleBookLibrary

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks, animated, talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to products an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

World Book Early World of Learning

The Early World of Learning is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades.

WorldCat / FirstSearch

WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.. It catalogs books, websites, films maps, musical scores, sound recordings, videotapes, and more.