Downloadables & Entertainment

Get help with downloadable ebooks here.

View and print a handout on downloadable audio- and e-books here.

Shopping for an eReader?  Fill out this online questionaire to see which one is best for you.

Alliance Digital Media – “Overdrive”

Check out and download audiobooks and ebooks to your computer, tablet, ereader, or smartphone.

Overdrive no longer supports Blackberry.

Access Alliance Digital Media here.


Listen to your favorite audio books with just a click of a button.  Listen to books in many different categories, including fiction, non-fiction, childrens, classics, and even Spanish language.  Books are always available and never on hold.

Access AudioBookCloud here.


Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Access BookFlix here.

Boopsie Mobile App

The library in the palm of your hand! Search for items, surf our site, and more.

Call us with a click, place a hold, use our online databases, or scan any book’s barcode to see if we own a copy! The future is here.

Plus, you’ll be amazed at the great new way to search our items. No need to wear out your thumbs! Just type the first couple of letters of words and see the search in action while you type. So for books on “Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,” just type “ja ke on”. Easy-peasy!

Learn more or download the Boopsie App here.

Or, you can search for “Normal Public Library” in iTunes or Google Play.

Or, scan this QR Code to start downloading the app on your phone.


Freading offers thousands of downloadable eBooks with absolutely no waiting lists!  All of their books are available at all times.

We’re sorry, but Freading eBooks are not compatible with the Kindle.  For Kindle-compatible books, please use our Overdrive eBook service.

You’ll need your NPL PIN in order to log in to Freading.  Find out more about your PIN here.

Access Freading here.


Normal Public Library patrons can download MP3s to keep forever for free!

Freegal offers thousands of songs and each patron can select three a week to download and keep.

You’ll need your NPL PIN in order to log in to Freegal.

Find out more about your PIN here.

Access Freegal here.


Google Books

Search thousands of full text books, preview the first several pages of lots of popular titles, and even download full versions of books in the public domain for free.  E-books are also available for purchase.

Access Google Books here.


Bringing you thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by your local library.

From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – you’ll soon discover that hoopla provides you the freedom you’ve been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.

Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started. The freedom you want is here, now.

Borrow up to five items a month on your Normal Public Library card.

Access Hoopla here.


Watch television shows and movies for free.  Full episodes and clips are available.

Access Hulu here.


This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can’t get anywhere else.

Access IndieFlix here.

Stream Music for free and get great recommendations for new music you might like, based on your taste.

Access here.

Library of Congress

Access the Library of Congress’ considerable digital resources.  You’ll find collections of documents, photographs, and much more.

Access Library of Congress here.

Mango Premiere

Learn languages while watching foreign feature films.  You can watch the films in Engage Mode to maximize your language learning, or in Movie Mode to just sit back and enjoy.

Access Mango Premier here.

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 109,960 CDs with more than 1,609,000 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.

The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from over 650 record labels, with more labels joining every month. Along with classical music, jazz, world, and pop/rock are also represented.

NML can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. With the iPhone/iPod and Android mobile apps, subscribers can also access the service on the go, and the HTLM5 player can stream music though the standard internet connection of most phones and tablets.

Access Naxos Music Library here.


NetLibrary no longer exists.  In its place, you’ll find an exciting new resource, OneClickdigital from Recorded Books.  It offers all of the titles that you once found on NetLibrary with an easy to use interface.

Access OneClickdigital here.

OneClickdigital – Recorded Books

Check out and download audiobooks 24 hours a day!

Need help? You can email

Access OneClickdigital here.

Overdrive – “Alliance Digital Media”

Check out and download audiobooks and ebooks to your computer, tablet, ereader, or smartphone.

Overdrive no longer supports Blackberry.

Access Overdrive here.

Pandora Radio

Stream music that you’ll love.  Pandora uses the Music Genome Project to analyze the characteristics of songs that you like and introduce you to simliar music.  Create stations based on artists and music that you love.

Access Pandora Radio here.


Kids, enjoy audiobooks, read-alongs, puzzles and games, language learning, and more.

Access TumbleBooks here.

TumbleTalkingBooks – AudioBookCloud

TumbleTalkingBooks is now AudioBookCloud.

Access AudioBookCloud here.


Access full magazines like Consumer ReportsESPNForbesNational Geographic, Newsweek, Popular MechanicsRolling StoneUS Weekly, and many more from your computer, phone, or tablet!

No wait lists and no checkout periods!

Access Zinio here.