Stream & Download

Read, listen & watch from anywhere

Borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, TV shows, magazines, newspapers, and music—with apps or in your browser—on all of your devices with your Oak Park library card and PIN. Have questions? Get answers to FAQswatch how-to videosread about your data privacy, and contact us »

Find what you're looking for:

Media on Demand Logo
Libby Logo

Media on Demand (web) or Libby (app) »

Media on Demand is the library’s largest and most popular collection of ebooks and audiobooks, offering more than 60,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as the latest issues of more than 3,000 magazines—including The Economist, The New Yorker, and Bon Appétit—and more than 1,200 videos (ranging from animated kids shorts to documentaries to feature films and only available for streaming through the web browser, not the Libby app). Need help? Explore how-to articles, watch an instructional video, and contact us »

Libby, an app for Media on Demand, is available on iOSAndroid, and Microsoft Windows 10+. Need help? Explore Libby Help and contact us »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Check out 20 items and place 20 holds at a time
  • Lending periods:
    • Ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines: 7-21 days
    • Videos (available in the web browser, but not Libby): 3-7 days
  • More about digital holds: Media on Demand and Libby users benefit from access to thousands of shared titles through the library’s consortium. In addition, Oak Park purchases copies of many titles available only to Oak Park cardholders. Therefore, wait times are often shorter than indicated on the Media on Demand website and in the Libby app.

Special features

  • Oak Park librarians create customized digital bookshelves
  • Titles can be renewed
  • Special reading rooms for kids and teens
  • Recommend 3 titles every 7 days

TumblebookLibrary logo

TumbleBookLibrary »

Collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love, for primary school students. Available on iOSAndroid, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Explore the user guide »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting, no limits
  • Borrow as many titles as you want

Special features

  • New book in each genre featured daily
  • A collection of read-along books

World Book eBooks logo

World Book eBooks »

Collection of exclusive, illustrated ebooks for kids. Available in browser on laptop/desktop.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting, no limits
  • Borrow as many titles as you want

Special features

  • Find Lexile Level and Accelerated Reader information
  • Browse titles by grade level
  • Search for words, highlight, and add comments

Kanopy logo

Kanopy »

*New! Check out Kanopy’s new and improved web experience—featuring new top navigation, improved search and browsing, and more. Get the details »

More than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, educational videos, and TV shows, from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Music Box, First Run Features, Breaking Glass, Cohen Film Collection, and more. Available on iOSAndroid, Fire Tablet, and in browser on laptop/desktop; stream via Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku. Need help? Explore the help page »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting
  • Borrow 20 items a month
    • The number of available checkouts resets at midnight on the first day of each month
  • Unlimited checkouts of The Great Courses and all content on Kanopy Kids
  • Lending period: 3 days

Special features

  • Kanopy requires first-time users to create a username and password. You will need to remember this username and password to log in next time.
  • Kanopy Kids: A collection for children highlighting films and TV series that help kids develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos, with Common Sense Media ratings to ensure parents have clear guidelines on which films are age-appropriate.

The New York Times Logo

The New York Times

Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews, and opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, and more.

Full website access

You must be 13 years or older to use this service. Users under 18 need parent or legal guardian permission to sign up. Available on iOSAndroid, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Explore FAQs for iOS and Android devices.

How to access from any Oak Park library building (on any library computer or device connected to the library’s WiFi)

  1. Click the link above for “From any Oak Park library building.”
  2. First-time users will be prompted to create an account. See “Create an account” directions below »
    If you have previously created an account, enter your username and password when prompted.
  3. Enjoy unlimited, full-site access.

How to access from anywhere outside the library

  1. Click the link above for “from anywhere outside the library.”
  2. Enter your Oak Park library card number when prompted.
  3. On the next screen, you will see an instant digital access code with 72 hours of full site access. Click “REDEEM.” (You also will receive this code in your email.)
  4. First-time users will be prompted to create an account. See “Create an account” directions below »
    If you have previously created an account, enter your username and password when prompted.
  5. Once your pass expires, return to this page to request a new instant digital access code for another 72 hours.

Create an account

  1. Enter your email address and create a password or connect using an existing Google, Facebook, or Apple account. Your email address will become your username. You will need to remember this username and password to log in next time.
  2. Complete the form and continue following the instructions above.

Questions? Contact us »

Full-text article access: Current (1980-present), online (2015-present) & historical with index (1851-2016)


The Wall Street Journal logo

The Wall Street Journal

Find breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world.

Full website access

Available in browser on laptop/desktop (access to The Wall Street Journal apps is not available through the library).

How to access from any Oak Park library building (on any library computer or device connected to the library’s WiFi)

  1. Click the link above for “From any Oak Park library building.”
  2. First-time users will be prompted to create an account. See “Create an account” directions below »
    If you have previously created an account, click “SIGN IN” to enter your username and password.
  3. Once you have created an account or signed in, you can enjoy unlimited, full-site access.

How to access from anywhere outside the library

  1. Click the link above for “from anywhere outside the library.”
  2. Enter your Oak Park library card number when prompted.
  3. First-time users will be prompted to create an account. See “Create an account” directions below »
    If you have previously created an account, click “SIGN IN” to enter your username and password.
  4. Once you have created an account and/or signed in, you will receive an email with an instant digital access code that gives you three days of full site access. Once your access expires, return to this page to request another three days of access.

Create an account

  1. Enter your first name, last name, and email address. Your email address will become your username.
  2. Create a password. A password must be 5-15 characters long, contain at least one letter and number, and may not contain spaces, %, £, & or +. You will need to remember this username and password to log in next time.
  3. Complete the form and continue following the instructions above.

Questions? Contact us »

Full-text article access: current (1984-present), online edition (2010-present) & historical (1889-2002)


The Washington Post logo

The Washington Post

Read the daily newspaper, find breaking news and analysis on politics, business, world national news, entertainment, and more.

Full website access

Available on iOSAndroid, Kindle Fire, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Explore FAQs for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices »

How to access from any Oak Park library building (on any library computer or device connected to the library’s WiFi)

  1. Click the link above for “From any Oak Park library building.”
  2. Enjoy unlimited, full-site access.

How to access from anywhere outside the library

  1. Click the link above for “from anywhere outside the library.”
  2. Enter your Oak Park library card number when prompted.
  3. First-time users will be prompted to create an account. Enter your email address or connect using an existing Amazon, Facebook, Google, or Apple account. If you have previously created an account, enter your email address and password when prompted.
  4. If you created a new account, you will receive an email from The Washington Post with a link to set your password. Click the link in the email and follow the instructions to set a password. You will need to remember this username and password to log in next time.
  5. Once you have created an account and/or signed in, you will have seven days of full access. Once your access expires, return to this page to request another seven days of access.

Questions? Contact us »

Full-text article access: current (1986-present), online (2016-present) & historical (1877-2003)


PressReader logo

PressReader »

Access more than 7,000 publications from around the world, in their original language and format. Available on iOSAndroid, and Kindle HD/HDX, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? View the Quick Start Guide and explore the help center.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Unlimited checkouts—simultaneous access, no waiting!
  • Lending period: None. Keep titles for as long as you choose!

Special features

  • Save stories to read and share later
  • New issues of the titles you choose automatically delivered to your device
  • Original page and mobile-optimized text views available
  • Listening mode
  • One-touch translation

How to access

  1. From pressreader.com or the PressReader app, select Sign in.
  2. Choose Libraries & Groups.
  3. Search for and select Oak Park Public Library from the dropdown menu (use the search bar provided to type in Oak Park Public Library).
  4. Select the option to sign in using OpenAthens.
  5. Enter your Oak Park library card number and PIN and press Sign in.
  6. Questions? Contact us »

Flipster logo

Flipster »

56 current subscriptions to popular magazines. Available on iOSAndroid, and Kindle HD/HDX, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Browse FAQs and watch video tutorials for iOS devices, Android and Kindle HD/HDX devices, and laptop/desktops.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Unlimited checkouts—simultaneous access, no waiting!
  • Lending period: None. Keep titles for as long as you choose!

National Geographic Kids logo

National Geographic Kids »

Go on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. NatGeo Kids offers a complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school students.

Available in browser on laptop/desktop.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting, no limits
  • Borrow as many titles as you want

Special features

  • Point-and-click access to pictures, books, and magazines
  • Easy access to subject indexing and related terms
  • Authoritative nonfiction digital content in support of Common Core State Standards

Hoopla logo

Hoopla »

More than 319,000 ebooks, 73,000 audiobooks, 15,000 comics, 13,000 movies, 22,000 TV show episodes, and 252,000 albums. Available on iOSAndroidKindle Fire HD/HDX, and in browser on laptop/desktop; stream on Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, and Alexa enabled devices.

First-time users & special features

  • Watch the learning video on this page to get started
  • Hoopla requires first-time users to create a username and password. You will need to remember this username and password to log in next time.
  • Download content on mobile devices for offline use
  • Hoopla also offers Kids Mode, a multi-format, digital media experience designed especially for kids (up to age 12). All of the content—movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks, and comics—has been curated and brought together in this one family-friendly place. Read more about hoopla Kids Mode »
  • Need help? Explore FAQs »

Checkout periods & lending limits

Updating your hoopla PIN

  • As part of ongoing efforts to increase online security and data privacy, Hoopla now requires all users to provide their library Personal Identification Number (PIN) to borrow and stream. Here’s more detailed instructions based on how you are using hoopla:
  • The hoopla PIN does not replace the password created to log in to your Hoopla account. You will still need to use your password to log in.

Updating your library PIN

  1. Your library PIN is usually the last four digits of your account’s primary phone number.
  2. Please note: to protect patron privacy, library staff can remotely reset a PIN (so you can change it) but cannot share any PIN via phone or via email.
  3. You may change your PIN after you log into your account. Here’s how:
    • In the “Personal Information” tab, click “Change PIN.”
    • Enter your current PIN (the last four digits of your primary phone number).
    • Enter your desired new PIN.
    • Confirm your new PIN by entering it again.
    • Click “Update.”

Stay current on news and new arrivals.

Close Bitnami banner
Bitnami