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to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007


LaSalle Public Library users now have access to two ebook consortiums!

 LaSalle Public Library is participating in the  eRead Illinois program, designed to increase access to e-books across Illinois. Illinois Heartland Library System and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) have partnered with the Illinois State Library and Baker & Taylor to provide this access. eRead Illinois is a two year statewide program designed to increase access to e-books for Illinois residents and grow e-book expertise among library staff, library system staff, and Illinois residents. Initial funding for eRead Illinois was provided by a grant from Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White through the Illinois State Library.

Axis 360 is a digital media platform, providing libraries and their patrons with a state-of-the-art system for circulating digital e-books from the eRead Illinois shared collection for Illinois libraries. Patrons at libraries participating in eRead Illinois have cloud-based delivery across a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK® and Sony ReaderTM devices, and many more.


You will need your patron barcode and PIN from your LaSalle Public Library card and your library card must be in good standing and not expired.  You may borrow 3 eBooks and/or eAudio books and 5 outstanding holds at any one time from eRead Illinois.  Use the following handouts to download to your eReader:



Kindle Fire & Fire HD

Nook HD & HD+

Downloading Blio or axisReader to a Kindler Fire/Fire HD

The axisReader app is available via the Apple App Store and Google Play, as well as via links in the App Zone of the mobile Axis 360 websites. Also, with the opening of the entire Google Play app store for users of NOOK tablets, NOOK owners can follow the general instructions for Android devices to load and use axisReader on their favorite eReaders

46 OMNI Libraries

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Library card holders can check out ebooks and eAudio anywhere, anytime, by visiting OMNI Libraries.   There are many help aids available to get you started.  Please ask staff if you have any questions. 

There are over 70 libraries participating in this service and as a member of the OMNI Consortium, you will have access to all of the titles in the database not just those of the LaSalle Public Library.  Users may browse the OMNI website, check out with a valid LaSalle Public Library library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Users will need to install free software. For audiobooks, OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, users will need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including Nooks,  iPod®, Sony® Reader™, Kindles and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!  This service, powered by OverDrive, is free for patrons with their library card.

Overdrive (OMNI) now makes a Kid's eReading Room available.  This is a safe environment to browse only content for kids – no adult content will appear in the search results.  All titles in the Kid's eReading Room are also cataloged by reading level, AT scores and other reading metrics.  Content includes juvenile titles.  As with the main OMNI sites, checkouts and holds are processed the same way. Kids can now enjoy all of the kid's materials and features of Overdrive in a safe and vetted location.

Overdrive (OMNI) now makes a Teen eReading Room available.  Browse through "read-alikes," new releases, "page to screen," trending now! and great reads. Also eAudio available.  As with the main OMNI sites, checkouts and holds are processed the same way.