You'll need a valid Barrington Area Library card to use the digital collections. Come in, get a card, and gain immediate access to downloadable e-books, audiobooks, music, and magazines, as well as streaming movies and shows!

Our staff is available to get you started with our digital collections - schedule an appointment


library app

The new Barrington Area Library app is ready and available for you to download!

Use the new app to:
• Access a digital version of your BALibrary card
• Manage multiple accounts
• Search the catalog for books, movies, and more
• Browse and register for events
• Contact us with your questions, find us on social media

Download the app now in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

For questions and feedback, please contact our Digital Services department: digitalservices@balibrary.org



e-books



OverDrive: Download e-books and audiobooks to your computer or mobile device.  We're adding new OverDrive titles all the time for kids, teens and adults.

Kids & teens now have their own digital collection. Browse and checkout e-books and audiobooks suggested for grades Pre-K - 12. Visit the Kids and Teens OverDrive collection

Instructions: Getting started with OverDrive

Get the app: Android | iOS


   

Libby is a new app developed by OverDrive to enhance your e-book and audiobook experience. The current version of the OverDrive app can run alongside Libby and it will continue to be supported into the future.

Instructions: Getting started with OverDrive

Get the app: AndroidiOS 


 

e-audiobooks

hoopla: Instantly stream up to 8 movies, TV shows, or audiobooks per month on your computer or mobile device. Borrowed titles can be downloaded only on mobile devices.

Instructions: Computer | Mobile device

Get the app: AndroidiOS 



OverDrive: Download audiobooks and e-books to your computer or mobile device.  We're adding new OverDrive titles all the time for kids, teens and adults.

Instructions: Getting started with OverDrive

Get the app: Android | iOS

 



music, magazines, movies & more!

Freegal: Download five free songs per week from a huge selection of pop, rock, classical, jazz, world, and many other music genres. New and classic music videos are also available.

Get the app: Android | iOS


hoopla: Instantly stream up to 8 movies, TV shows, or audiobooks per month on your computer or mobile device. Borrowed titles can be downloaded only on mobile devices.

Instructions: Computer | Mobile device

Get the app: Android | iOS 


Kanopy: Never wait in line for your movies! Stream thousands of documentaries, independent productions, and foreign and short films instantly from your Roku, mobile device or computer. Hundreds of movie suppliers, including the Criterion Collection, PBS, and The Great Courses, are always available. Limit: 5 movies per month, per card. 72 hour checkout period.

Get the app: Android | iOS


Mango Languages: Learn a new language: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese; as well as English for Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish speakers and dozens of other choices.

Get the app: Android | iOS


Naxos Music Library: Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 86,420 albums with more than 1,259,200 tracks, including standard and rare repertoire.

Get the app: Android | iOS


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NEW! PressReader

Download current copies of Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, as well as hundreds of other US and international newspapers and magazines. Instructions: Library Card Sign In

Get the app: Android | iOS


RBdigital: New name, same great magazines! Download and read current and back issues of popular magazines like Fast Company, WIRED, ESPN, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, and many others. Instructions: Library Card Sign In

Get the app: Android | iOS


 

Need help getting started with these resources? Ask at the Adult Services or Youth Services desk or look for free workshops on our events calendar.