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're adding new 3M titles all the time for kids, teens and adults - and now you can look them up and download them right from our library catalog!
Want to see what's available? Browse our 3M Cloud Library now
Comics Plus: Library Edition:(Trial Service) No app needed to enjoy access to over 7,000 comic books and graphic novels. This web-based service enables you to have up to three titles on your digital shelf at one time. Click "Register Now," sign-in, and read titles from your computer, tablet, smart phone, or any other device with a modern browser.
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: Audiobooks and ebooks for portable media devices.
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 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.
NEW - back issues are now available for many of our Zinio titles. Subscribe to your favorites on Zinio and you'll see which back issues are available. Back issue availability is based on when the library began its subscription to that title through Zinio.
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.