eBooks & Downloads

What Can My Device Do?

Use this guide to determine what services your device is compatible with.

eBooks and eAudiobooks on your PC or mobile device (five at a time, 21 days)

Special Instructions:

Important information about the desktop app and black & white eReaders (e.g., Nook Glowlight or Kobo)

NEW:  Full-image (full-page) version of the Daily Herald, 2/22/21- .

Selected popular magazines you can read on your computer or tablet. Enjoy Real Simple, Sports Illustrated, Allrecipes, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit, Fast Company, People, Rachel Ray Every Day, Time, Us and more.

Thousands of reference eBooks (encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, etc.).

See also Access My Library app.

eBooks, audiobooks, eComics, movies/TV episodes, music, (10 items per month, loan periods vary by format). All titles immediately available, no holds. Get started at the hoopla site or get the app.

Includes selected content from Acorn TV.

Classic/foreign/independent films, documentaries, and educational videos (10 per month,three-day loan period). Includes selections from the Criterion/Janus collection, Music Box Films, A24 and PBS. | Apps

Includes content from The Great Courses.

Formerly RBdigital Magazines. 3300+ US and world magazines via PC or the Libby App. Get more details here.

Full issues of National Geographic (1880-present) and National Geographic Traveler (2010-present). Maps, videos and images. Also try National Geographic Kids.

NEW!  Access News, Cooking and Crossword/Games. Requires setting up a free account on NYTimes.com.

Thousands of U.S. and international newspapers and magazines on your PC or mobile device. Includes the daily & Sunday editions of both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. | App

RBdigital

May 18, 2021:  All content via RBdigital has been discontinued or moved to other services:

  • Magazines: Magazines have moved to the Libby service. Details here.
  • Acorn TV-  Selected content is available via hoopla. More details here.
  • The Great Courses: Courses are now available via Kanopy. More details here.
  • IndieFlix: No longer available. Use hoopla and Kanopy for access to movies, TV shows and documentaries.

NEW: Full access to the WashingtonPost.com website and app. Remote access for AHML cardholders requires setting up a free profile at WashingtonPost.com.

Visit the Tech Help Desk to borrow a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet. We will help you choose titles (eBooks, audiobooks, albums, videos and magazines) from cloudLibrary, hoopla and RBdigital collections.

Borrow a Roku Streaming Media Player and stream thousands of movies and TV shows on your HDTV.

You will need an HDTV with an available HDMI port, a high-speed internet connection and an electrical outlet within reach of the Roku's power cable.  

Both the Roku 3 and Roku Streaming Stick media players are now available at the Tech Help Desk.