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The DeKalb Public Library offers free downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks to its patrons through several different services.

OMNI offers a large selection of popular fiction and nonfiction titles.

To checkout and download eBooks and eAudiobooks from OMNI, you need:

Overdrive allows patrons to choose lending periods of 7, 14, or 21 days. When the lending period expires, the item will no longer be accessible from your device.

The library owns a limited number of copies of eBooks and eAudiobooks. If an item you would like to borrow is currently checked out to another patron you may place it on hold using the OMNI website. You will receive an email when a copy is available.

Help is available through the Overdrive Support website. For additional help, please feel free to contact the Adult Services department through email or by calling (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150.

RBdigital offers a collection of eAudiobooks.

To checkout and download eAudiobooks from RBdigital, you need:

RBdigital allows patrons to check out eAudiobooks for any amount of time not exceeding 21 days.

Patrons can listen to RBdigital eAudiobooks directly from their Internet-enabled smartphone, computer, or other device. However, to transfer an eAudiobook from RBdigital to an MP3 player, the patron must download the eAudiobook file to a computer with the RBdigital app, and manually transfer the file to the MP3 player using the cord that came with the device.

Help is available through the RBdigital Support website. For additional help, please feel free to contact the Adult Services department through email or by calling (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150.


Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

You can stream titles instantly through your desktop browser or our mobile app. If you use our mobile app, you can also download titles to your device for offline playback later, where Wi-Fi may be unavailable. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.

TumbleBook Library is a curated database of children’s eBooks. TumbleBook Library features over 1100 titles for kindergarten through sixth grade, including unique animated talking picture books, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, math stories, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, and playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.

TumbleBookCloud is a collection of eBooks and educator resources for middle and high schoolers.

TumbleBookCloud Junior is a collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books specifically for kids in third through sixth grade.