Downloadable E-Books

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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

Access TumbleBooks here.