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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 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, which you will need to remember to log in next time
  • All users also must add their Oak Park library card PIN. (Your PIN is usually the last four digits of the phone number associated with your library card. Not working? See how to reset your PIN ») Get instructions on how to add your PIN to your Hoopla account based on how you access it:
  • 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


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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.

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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

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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 »

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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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

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