The Galesburg Public Library provides access to a number of ebook and audiobook collections. To use Libby and Boundless, you must have a GPL library card. Check out our offerings below for more information.
Over 100 area libraries in central Illinois participate in the Alliance Digital Media Library, a contracted service with OverDrive, Inc. The app is Libby. New titles are added regularly. The service includes titles purchased by the group of libraries and thousands of titles in the public domain. To check out items, you will need a valid Galesburg Public Library card, a computer or device, an Internet connection, and the Libby app available through the Apple Store or Google Play. (A list of compatible devices can be found here.) At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the collection. There is a checkout limit. The ADML contains both ebooks and audiobooks. If there are additional titles you would like to see in the digital collection, you can tag them through the Libby app. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Libby app or visit https://alliance.lib.
Boundless is funded by Secretary of State Jesse White through the Illinois State Library. If you have a library card from a participating library, you can download Boundless electronic books to your tablet, computer, or other device. Boundless is an app from Baker & Taylor. New titles are added regularly. To check out items, you will need a valid Galesburg Public Library card, a computer or device, an Internet connection, and the Boundless app, available through the Apple Store or Google Play. Please note that older Kindles cannot be used with Boundless. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the collection. There is a checkout limit. Visit https://gburg.boundless.baker-taylor.com/ for more information and to start checking out titles.
Inkie.org Library features content by Illinois authors, creators, and communities. This includes over 300 e-books from Arcadia Publishing. These titles, which focus on the history of Illinois towns and significant events in the state’s past, are available for simultaneous use. They can be checked out by anyone in Illinois; no library card or login is required. Visit https://illinois.biblioboard.com for more information and to access the resources available.
Access to resources from Salem Press, including 50 States, Historical Encyclopedia of American Business, Careers in Healthcare, Careers in Communications and Media, Careers in Environment & Conservation, Careers in Human Services, Contemporary Biographies in Hospitality and Tourism, the nine-volume Countries, Peoples, and Cultures, and the Decades series, 1920-1970. If prompted to log in, use your library card bar code number. The D must be capitalized.
Interested in reading e-books on your device but unsure of where to start? The Galesburg Public Library offers instructions for how to access, check out and download e-books for whichever e-reader or device you may be using. Instructions can be obtained at the Reference Desk, or can be viewed at the links below.
Alliance Digital Media Library