The Barrington Area Library is offering more free, downloadable resources than ever before. You'll need a valid Barrington Area Library card to use these services. Come in today and get a card and you'll immediately reap the benefit of free, downloadable e-books, audiobooks, music and magazines!
You've got the device but need help getting started? Take one or several of our free workshops! See the calendar and register online.
3M Cloud Library: Download e-books to your PC/Mac, smart phone or e-reader. Kindle e-readers are not supported by 3M software, but Kindle Fire users can download the app. We will transfer our 3M collection to OverDrive on August 24, 2015, at which point 3M Cloud Library will no longer be available. See why we're making the change.
Want to see what's available? Browse our 3M Cloud Library now
Freegal: Download five songs or music videos per week from a database of popular and classical music.
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.
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.
OverDrive: Download the best audiobooks and e-books to your computer or mobile device. We're adding new OverDrive titles all the time for kids, teens and adults - and now you can look them up and download them right from our library catalog!
For instructions on how to download your e-books to your device, watch the OverDrive videos.
Owl iLibrary app: this free app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices allows you to search our library collections, place holds, renew items and manage your account while on the go.
Download, install, open, then select "Barrington Library" from the list of libraries. Log in with your library card number and PIN and you're good to go.
Zinio: Download and read current and back-issue copies of popular magazines like Chicago, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Newsweek, Economist and many others. It's as easy as setting up your free account. Download step-by-step instructions in PDF or Word doc or watch a short video: Zinio for Libraries: Getting Started [VIDEO]
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.