Digital Materials

NRLD offers several opportunities for our patrons to access e-books, downloadable audio books, online newspapers, and digital magazines at home on various tablets, computers, or smart phones. You can access most of these items with just your library card barcode (no spaces typed) and your PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number).

Access newspapers from around the world and throughout history by creating a free account using your library card. Click Here to get started!

Digital Library of Illinois

E-books and downloadable audio books are available to NRLD patrons through their website. Instructions to get you started are here.

This is an Overdrive product. The Libby app is available at your favorite app store. Our library is listed as Illinois Heartland Library System, not by our individual name.

You can read in the Libby app or download books to your Kindle e-reader. No Kindle? NRLD cardholders may borrow one from the library just like a book at no cost!

E-books and downloadable audiobooks are also available at cloudLibrary. Their comprehensive site can help get you started. If you have any questions, however, just visit the library and we can help you get set up.

cloudLibrary is also available via our new app. You can click here to see a video about it.