Research & Learn: Ebooks, Movies & More

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Your Oak Park Public Library card and PIN give you access to the online resources listed here. Have questions? Get answers to FAQs, watch how-to videos, read about your data privacy, and contact us »

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Hoopla

More than one million ebooks, digital audiobooks, comics, movies, TV shows, and albums. Available on iOSAndroidKindle Fire HD/HDX, and in browser on laptop/desktop; stream on Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, and Roku devices. Need help? Explore FAQs »

Hoopla now requires all users to add their Oak Park library PIN. Get instructions on how to add your PIN in the: iOS app (pdf), Android app (pdf), or browser on your device (pdf). Forgot your PIN? How to reset your PIN »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting
  • Borrow 15 items a month
    • Number of available checkouts resets at midnight on the first of each month
  • Lending periods:
    • Ebooks, audiobooks, and comics: 21 days
    • Magazines & The Great Courses Library Collection: 7 days with BingePass
    • Movies and TV shows: 3 days
    • Music: 7 days
    • BingePass: unlimited streaming for seven days with a single borrow. Details »

Special features

  • First-time users must enter their email address and create a password. Remember this email and password to log in next time.
  • Download content on mobile devices for offline use.
  • Kids Mode is a multi-format, digital media experience designed especially for ages 0-12.

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Kanopy

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
  • Get 50 tickets each month to watch
    • See the number of tickets needed for each film next to the play button
    • The number of available tickets resets at midnight on the first day of each month
    • More about how tickets work »
  • Unlimited checkouts of all content on Kanopy Kids
  • Lending period: Varies by film, see the access period next to the play button

Special features

  • First-time users must create a username and password. Remember this username and password to log in next time.
  • Kanopy Kids: A curated collection of content for children—with a focus on ages 2-8 and unlimited viewing.

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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 70,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as the latest issues of more than 4,000 magazines—including The New Yorker, Chicago Magazine, and Bon Appétit. Need help? Explore how-to articles and watch an instructional video.

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

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Check out 20 items and place 20 holds at a time
  • Lending period: 7-21 days
  • Media on Demand/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 initially indicated.

Special features

  • Oak Park librarians create customized digital bookshelves
  • Titles can be renewed
  • Special reading rooms for kids and teens

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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

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TumbleBookLibrary

As of Thursday, April 4, 1:35 pm: Books cannot be accessed through the TumbleBookLibrary app. Books are accessible through the browser version of TumbleBookLibrary. This message will be removed once the issue has been resolved.

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

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