Library News

The library has added US Weekly to its digital magazine collection.   USWeekly

The Library offers a digital collection of over 60 popular magazines through the library's RBdigital subscription service (formerly known as Zinio). You can enjoy your favorite magazines whenever and wherever you like by either streaming or downloading them. Best of all there are no limits and once you download a magazine, it's yours to keep. Read it on your computer or use a RBdigital app to read it on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. To get started all you need is your library card and an email address.

Go to our eMagazines page for more information about using RBdigital for digital magazines.

The library has added two new digital services that will give CHPL card holders even more access to downloadable and streaming content - especially movies.  The following services can be accessed through the library’s website:

  • Kanopy – Kanopy provides over 30,000 movies for library cardholders free of charge with an emphasis on documentaries and international films. Movies can be streamed on your computer, through a Roku box, or on iOS and Android phone apps. Limit of 4 films a month per CHPL card holder.
  • Hoopla - Hoopla digital provides online and mobile access to eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV shows. With Hoopla and a valid library card, patrons can easily borrow, stream, and download dynamic content via hoopla’s mobile app or from www.hoopladigital.com. Limit 4 items a month per CHPL card holder.

Both services have no wait lines – if you see content you want to download or stream, it is always available.  

If you are interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) resources, check out our new STEM Resources page on the library's website.  It can be found under the KIDS tab. This page highlights the library's circulating STEM kits (electronic snap circuit kit, Ozobots, and more) and our favorite STEM-related children's books.

STEM Resources page

The library is now circulating 3 mobile hotspot devices that will allow CHPL patrons to have Wi/Fi access on the go wherever there is Sprint coverage.  Each hotspot comes with the hotspot device, charger cord with plug, instruction sheet and carrying case. Up to 10 devices can use the hotspot at any one time.  To check out a hotspot, go the library's Front Desk.

Each hotspot:

  • will have a 2 week loan period 
  • can only be checked out by Clarendon Hills patrons 
  • can only be put on hold by Clarendon Hills patrons 
  • has a $1/day overdue fee if returned late 
  • must be checked out by an adult 
  • must be returned directly to the CHPL library (not other SWAN libraries) 
  • cannot be put in the book drop.

 Check SWAN Catalog for Availability