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125 S. Municipal Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
(630) 466-4686
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E-Books and More!

General Info:

The Library subscribes to digital apps that you can download to your device or read on your desktop from a web browser. For each service, you will create an account with an email address and your library card number.  

You will be asked to provide your library card number (the full number on the back of your card, with no spaces), and your library pin number (the last four digits of your library card). If your pin number is not working, you can reset it from your library account. If you do not receive an email back to reset your pin, please email us at social@sgpl.org or send us a message on Facebook Messenger.

Items return automatically with no late fees. 

You will have to place items on hold if they are checked out, just like normal books.

Staff Suggestions

Click here for digital reading and listening suggestions from Sugar Grove Public Library staff members.

libby ebook appLibby

*We suggest starting with Libby if you are brand new to digital apps!*

Libby has e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines that can be checked out for up to 3 weeks and they return automatically on the due date. You can use the app's filter feature to only show you books that are available right now to check out, which allows you to have a better browsing experience. Our subscription is shared with area libraries and is known as "eMediaLibrary". 

Download the app from the app store on your device, or read directly from a web browser

Notes from Librarian:

Boundless (eRead Illinois)

Boundless (formerly the Axis360 app) provides e-books and e-audiobooks for all ages in a consortium called eRead Illinois. Features include eBooks and audio access, streaming videos, PDF activities, video books, customizable reading programs, and more. Titles can be checked out for 2 weeks. 

Boundless makes it easy for the whole family to get involved in reading. Once you download the app or use the web version, you can create user profiles within your account. Sign up all members of your family with teen and kid friendly experiences.

The My Shelf feature is a personalized page for all of your checkouts. You can also view specially curated carousels and content based on your reading activities and interests. With insights, goals and badges, you can set personal reading goals, track your progress and earn badges. 

The app is available to download through the app store on your device (search for "Boundless") or you can visit the website in your web browser. For more information, visit this link.
 

Kanopy

Instantly stream movies 24/7 from Kanopy’s collection of over 30,000 popular videos, TV series, independent films, documentaries and more! Featuring titles from Warner Bros., MGM, BBC, Paramount Pictures, A24, The History Channel, A&E, The Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, The Great Courses, among others, this vast and diverse collection has something for everyone. All you need is a library card to create an account and enjoy Kanopy! Conveniently access using the Kanopy app  on your Smart TV or watch on your desktop. With your twenty (20) tickets per month, you can watch movies (most take 2 tickets per movie) or series (most take 5 tickets per series.) Here is an introductory video about Kanopy. This video also shows you how to use Kanopy.

Kanopy Kids: Kanopy Kids promotes empathy, critical thinking, and helps build STEM skills. Enjoy Kanopy’s carefully curated titles from Weston Woods, Sesame Street, Jim Henson Productions, Highlights for Children, Signed Stories, and more! You may set Parental Controls so your children only see videos in the Kanopy Kids section on Kanopy. For five (5) tickets, you can access the entire Kanopy Kids collection for the month.

Hooplahoopla

This app is different from other apps because:

1.)  There is no waiting! Everything you see is available for checkout immediately. 

2.) You only get 5 checkouts per month. Your borrows will reset on the 1st of each calendar month. We recommend using the 'favorites' heart icon to save titles you are interested in checking out.

3.) This app provides more than e-books and e-audiobooks. You'll also find graphic novels/comic books, music albums, tv shows, and movies!

To access the system on your mobile device, you will need to visit hoopladigital.com or download the FREE hoopla digital app from the App Store on your Android or IOS device. This app does not work for the Kindle Paperwhite. For more information about hoopla, click here to watch a video.

 

biblioboardBiblioBoard

Enjoy digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world.

Once you create an account (no library card needed), you will be able to access the sub-boards of Inkie.org (self-published titles), Biblioboard Open Access, and Rails for Schools. All of these platforms provide unique curations from history to children's learning materials to indie published titles. Explore now!

Visit this website to get started: https://library.biblioboard.com/welcome or download the app "Biblioboard" from the app store. 

For Indie Illinois Author Collection, click here: https://illinois.biblioboard.com/module/indie-illinois

For RAILS Community Collection, click here: https://illinois.biblioboard.com/module/rails-community-collections 

tumblebooksTumble books

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games. Here is a video on using Tumblebooks.

Some popular authors who are featured are Robert Munsch, Kate DiCamillo, and Doreen Cronin. New books, both fiction and nonfiction, are being added everyday, so make sure to check the site often! 

If you're asked to enter login information, please use this:    
Username:         sugargrovepl    
Password:          libra    
After you're logged in, you will be asked to enter your library card number