eBooks & More

My Media Mall  | Hoopla
Other Sources For Free eBooks and Audiobooks

Download free movies, TV episodes, music albums, audiobooks, eBooks, and comics/graphic novels to your own device using two different services-- My Media Mall (from Overdrive) and Hoopla. You’ll never get a late fee and you can do it from home (or anywhere you have an Internet connection).
 

My Media Mall (from Overdrive) using the Libby app

• My Media Mall offers thousands of eBooks and audiobooks for all ages that can be downloaded to your computer, eReader, tablet, smart phone, mp3 player or other device. 
• Get started by downloading the easy-to-use Libby app.  You can also browse the collection through the My Media Mall website or through the CU Catalog.  
• All Overdrive titles (whether you checked out from the Libby app, the My Media Mall website or the CU Catalog) and their due dates will appear in your online library account alongside your other library items.

Downloading eBooks & Audiobooks from My Media Mall


Kanopy

  • Kanopy offers more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema, and  a wide array of foreign language films and films on social issues and current affairs.
  • Kanopy Kids offers educational and entertainment videos for children of all ages.
  • Titles are always available – No hold lists!
  • You must have an internet connection to stream Kanopy films.  Downloading is not available at this time.
  • The loan period is 72 hours (3 days).   Cardholders may stream 10 Kanopy titles per month.
  • Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku, or by visiting www.kanopy.com to sign up.
  • Search all titles through the app or your computer.  You will not see them in the Library catalog or in your online Library account.

More information on how to use Kanopy

The Library also offers Hoopla movies / television programs.  How do the two services differ?

  • Hoopla offers more popular entertainment and allows downloading of programs for viewing offline.  (Hoopla also offers music, eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.)
  • Kanopy features more documentaries and educational content, as well as more independent and classic films.
  • Kanopy always requires an internet connection to stream content (no downloading at this time).
  • Kanopy users may access 10 titles each month.  (Hoopla is limited to 5 checkouts per month.)

Hoopla

  • Hoopla offers nearly half a million titles, in six different formats: movies, TV show episodes, music albums, audiobooks, eBooks, and comics/graphic novels.  All formats can be accessed in one location, from your computer, tablet, smartphone, or TV.  
  • Titles are always available – No hold lists! 
  • Video lends for 3 days.  Music lends for 7 days.  eBooks, audiobooks, and comics/graphic novels lend for 21 days.
  • Search all titles through the app or your computer.  You will not see them in the Library catalog or in your online Library account. 

More information on how to use Hoopla


Questions?

You can call the Library for help at 217-367-4405 or stop by the reference desk to find out more or get help downloading the apps.

Other Sources for Free eBooks and Audiobooks

Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free Kindle books and download them or read them online.

Internet Archives Digital Book Collections offer over 6,000,000 fully accessible public domain eBooks

Libravox offers free public domain audio books read by volunteers from around the world.