DPPL: Your (At) Home Library

Feel like staying in?

Good idea!

Luckily, you can enjoy ebooks, movies, music, and magazines from home with your Des Plaines Library card. Convenient, portable, and available 24/7! 

Explore all the ways you and your family can read, watch, or listen without leaving the comfort of and safety of your own home. 

Current Events

Global Newsstream gives you acces to hundreds of national and international newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. 

Newswires provides real-time acces to top world-wide news fomr the Associated Press, United Press Internationsl, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. 

PressReader includes current newspapers and magazines in several languages, presented in full-page format with photgraphs, advertisements, crossword puzzles and cartoons. This is a great way to read world-wide news or develop your skills with another language. 

US Hispanic Newsstream provides acces to a large collection of leading Hispanic newspapers, news wires, websites and blogs in both Spanish and English including El Dario, La Opinion, La Prensa and Extra.


Digital Library of Illinois and Hoopla include downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, and videos for kids and adults. 

RBdigtal offers access to Acorn TV, IndieFlix, and Pongalo's offering of Spanish language telenovelas and translated movies. 

Kanopy is a streaming service for highly acclaimed independent, foreign, and classic films. 

Kanopy Kids includes Oscar nominated family films, PBS kids favorites, literary classic adaptations:Where the Wild Things Are, Johnny Appleseed, Little Red Hen and more. 

Online Learning

BookFlix includes a variety of classic video storybooks and related nonfiction ebooks in one of nine learning categories. It also includes Spanish titles and educational games. For grades Pre-K - 3. 

Gale Courses includes online courses on a wide range of topics including technology, computer applications, accounting, law, web design, healthcare and personal enrichment. Courses in Spanish, French, Italian and Japanese are also offered. 

HelpNow and HelpNow en Espanol provides free online help for kids, teens, and adults. All core subjects offered for grades 3-12 AND resume and cover letter review for job hunters too!

Lynda has thousands of online video tutorials that can help you learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. 

Mango offers a wide variety of fun ways to help you learn another language. 

Tumblebook Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books, puzzles, and games. Includes books in Spanish and French. 

Teachables from Scholastic includes teaching resources for every subject K-8 including printables, lessons, mini-books and more. Search by grade level, subject, state standards, theme and/or genre. 

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