The Clarendon Hills Public Library offers multiple collections of downloadable eBooks accessible to cardholders 24/7. Browse titles available for adults, young adults and children and then download available titles to your computer, tablet, eReader or smartphone. To get started, you need your CHPL library card and a SWAN PIN.

Media on Demand 

Use Media on Demand - an Overdrive product - to access over 54,000 fiction and non-fiction ebooks.  

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Download the Libby app to read Media On Demand books on your device.

Download Adobe Digital Editions to read Media on Demand books on your computer.

Media on Demand Loan Rules:

  • You can have 20 MOD items out at one time.
  • You can have 20 MOD items on hold at one time.
  • The default loan period for ebooks is 14 days, but you can change this to 21 days by going into your MOD settings (under My Account).
  • There are no late fees because the item content goes away on the due date.

Instructions on using Media on Demand by Device



eREAD Illinios

Use eRead Illinois - using the Axis 360 digital platform from Baker & Taylor - to access over 12,000 fiction and non-fiction ebooks.

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Download the Axis360 app to read eRead IL books on your device:

eRead Illinois Loan Rules:

  • You can have 5 items checked out at a time and up to 5 holds placed at a time.
  • Items check out for 14 days.
  • When a hold comes in for you, you will receive an email letting you know that you have 2 days to go into your eRead IL account and officially check out the item.
  • There are no late fees because the item content goes away on the due date.

Instructions on using eRead Illinois by device:

Help Getting Started Using Axis 360 product (from company provider)

eRead IL only supports Kindles that are at least 3rd Generation Kindle Fire tablets at this time.


Use Hoopla to access over 200,000 ebooks and 12,000 comic ebooks.  

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Download the Hoopla app to read Hoopla ebooks on your device:

Hoopla Loan Rules:

  • You can check out up to 6* Hoopla items a month. *During the pandemic, Hoopla check outs have been increased from 4 to 6 a month.
  • Books lend for 21 days.
  • There are no late fees because the item content goes away on the due date.

Watch instructional videos on creating a Hoopla account and using Hoopla:   Hoopla YouTube Instructional Videos
Hoopla Instruction Sheet


Use BiblioBoard to download classic ebooks and audiobooks from traditional publishers. It also has a wide selection of the best work of indie authors plus a treasure trove of primary source documents, (think letters, news stories) images, video and audio materials about almost any subject or historical figure you can imagine.

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Comics Plus

With Comics Plus, CHPL card holders have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from more than one hundred publishers that can be read on a computer or on a smart device using the Library Pass app. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet or phone—no holds or wait lists required.

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