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Download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more with your Johnsburg Public Library card. Click on the highlighted headlines to access the sites.

HOOPLA offers ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, TV series and more. Check out 5 items per month, without any waiting. OverDrive includes ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video with flexible lending periods. Check out 5 items at a time; holds may be required for more popular items.  eRead Illinois features a large selection of ebooks and audiobooks. Check out up to 5 items at a time; holds may be required for popular items. features exclusive content by Illinois authors, creators, and communities.

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Flipster gives you free access to popular magazines on your computer or digital device. Enter your Johnsburg Library card number without any spaces.






Consumer Reports provides product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.  log in with your Johnsburg Public Library card.  (Enter card number without any spaces.)



With Creative Bug you can enjoy unlimited access to thousands of free online art and craft classes. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print and more. Log in with your Johnsburg Public Library card.



Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that provides discounts at museums, visual and performing arts centers, park districts, and more around the state.  You will need your library card number to log in.


Get comprehensive full-text research across a variety of disciplines with this database of articles and graphical content from nearly 3,100 publications, via the EBSCOhost Research Database platform.  You will need your Johnsburg Library card to log in.  (Enter card number without any spaces.) 

Receive free admission or special discounts at participating Chicago-area cultural destinations.  You must have a valid Johnsburg Public Library card, and passes are available on a first-come first-served basis.

 is the largest online newspaper archive of 22,800+ historical papers from around the US and beyond.   Historical Chicago Tribune, 1849-1988.   Fold3 historical military records. HeritageQuest Online is an essential collection of genealogical and historical records.  You will need your Johnsburg Library card number for access.





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