Library eResources

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eBooks & More
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Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, magazines and more, 24/7 with your library card.

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Rolling Prairie Digital Consortium

Thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and more - hand-selected by your public library - are available for free. From NYT best-sellers to classics, you're sure to find something great to read!

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BiblioBoard Library of Illinois offers eBooks free for Illinois residents.

 

What is eContent?

eContent includes books, audiobooks, and magazines you can download, in electronic format, to a device from any internet connection.  Some examples of devices include Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and smartphones.

Do I have to have a library card to access eContent?

Yes, you must have a valid Vespasian Warner Public Library card in good standing to download eContent.

Can I use a card from a different library to download eContent from this site?

No. Because the library's contracts with eContent vendors are based on the library's service population, only Vespasian Warner Public Library patrons may download eContent from this site. Many more libraries are adding eContent. Check to see if yours does too.

What is Library-on-the-Go & Libby, By OverDrive?

Library-on-the-Go & Libby, By OverDrive is a library eBook cooperative. As a Vespasian Warner Public Library patron, you have access to thousands of eBooks on your tablet, eReader, or smart phone. For more information, click Library-on-the-go for desktop options or Libby, By OverDrive to load the app to your device.  You can also call the library at 217-935-5174 or email library@vwarner.org for help setting up you account.

What is Hoopla?

With Hoopla you can instantly borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and more, 24/7 with your library card!! 

I need help!

If you need help with eContent, or have an eReader (Kindle, Nook, iPad, smartphone, etc) or other device and need help in setting it up, the library is here to help! You can call

217-935-5174 or email library@vwarner.org to ask questions or to set up a one-on-one tutoring session with one of our staff members.

eResources FAQ
 

General Reference 

Library of CongressLOC.gov lets you not only ask a librarian for help but also search catalogs of libraries from all over the world. This is truly a huge resource that should be on your Top 10 best research sites list. Anything from Academica Sinica in Taiwan to Yale University in the U.S. is here and ready to be searched.

ReferenceDesk.orgDubbed "The Internet's Best Reference Source," this web directory is an extremely useful site that provides everything from business and finance information to federal government resources, scholarship details, links to newspapers and calendars, search engines, and more.

NASA's Ask An Expert:  NASA's source for space and science research help; search the archives of answered questions to see if your question has been addressed, or use the drop-down menus to browse through missions, topics, etc.

Reference.com:  Extremely simple to use with a basic layout, this reference website lets you browse by category or search by keywords to research everything from food and health to history, beauty, education, technology, vehicles, art, and more.

Refdesk.com:  Billing itself as the internet's fact-checker, this reference site includes in-depth research links to breaking news, editorials, Today in History, Word of the Day, Daily Pictures, and other references.

Encyclopedia.com:  The number one online encyclopedia that lets you search over 200 reference books and encyclopedias at once.

Encyclopedia Britannica:  One of the world's oldest encyclopedias online; has featured posts and category listings.

LibrarySpot.com:  A research site that has indexed hundreds of sources. Includes a Must-See Sites list and a reference desk for a variety of topics.

FOLDOC

Free Online Dictionary of Computing is a detailed computing dictionary for researching the meaning behind computer-related tools, standards, jargon, languages, and more.

Digital Public Library of America

Discover 37,107,457 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.

Job Hunting

Find information on job hunting and volunteer opportunities

 

Library Catalogs

 

Illinois Heartland Search Page

Worldcat Search Page:  To request items through WorldCat, please call the library at 217-935-5174 or email

I-Share Search PageSearch for items at Illinois colleges and Universities. Includes digital collections.

Local History & Genealogy

Find databases, websites, and local information on our Local History & Genealogy Page!

 

Reader Resources   

Find best sellers, award winners, and book reviews organized by age level!

For Kids

For Young Adults

For Adults

Databases & Websites