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Zinio is an online service that provides access to digital copies of popular magazines using a computer, tablet or mobile device.  The library offers free unlimited access for all BPLD cardholders to a collection of over 50 titles.



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Freegal is a downloadable music service for Bartlett Public Library District cardholders. All you need is your library card number and PIN. With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, it offers hundreds of thousands of songs, over 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels, all without having to download software or have any digital rights management (DRM) issues to deal with.

  • If you have an Apple device (Iphone/Ipad/Itouch), you will be able to download the Freegal App by doing a search for “Freegal Music” in the App Store.
  • If you have an Android phone or tablet, you will be able to search for “Freegal Music” in the Google Play store.
  • Amazon and Barnes & Noble have not made the apps available in their stores.


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OverDrive is an e-Media collection featuring downloadable audiobooks and eBooks for Bartlett Public Library District cardholders. All you need is your library card number and PIN. eBooks and eAudiobooks can be downloaded to your computer and exported to a portable listening device such as a Nook, iPod or MP3 player. Downloading tips.


Free eBook Sites



Why are certain authors not available through the Library's OverDrive collection?

Many popular authors are not available in eBook format for Libraries to purchase. Below is a list of of the major publishing houses information on eBook availability for public libraries.


Publisher Name

Do they sell or lease their eBooks to Libraries?


Examples of authors/series they publish

Hachette Book Group



Nicholas Sparks, James Patterson, David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Karen Kingsbury, Anita Shreve

HarperCollins Publishers

Yes / Lease

Only allow 26 check outs per copy

Michael Crichton, Daniel Silva, Meg Cabot, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Elizabeth Lowell, Kim Harrison


Yes / Lease

Lease ends at 2 years or 52 lends - whichever comes 1st. Only back-listed titles are available.

Iris Johansen, Emily Giffin, Kristin Hannah, Lisa Scottoline, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Terry Goodkind

Penguin Group

Yes / Lease

Lease ends at 12 months. Only back-listed titles are available.

Lisa Gardner, Tom Clancy, Kathryn Stockett, Clive Cussler, Nora Roberts

Random House, Inc.

Yes / Sell

New inflated prices; new books cost 6 times the amount they charge to consumers

Dean Koontz, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham, Stieg Larsson, Danielle Steel, Lee Child




Hunger Games series, Captain Underpants series, 39 Clues series, Goosebumps series

Simon & Schuster



Jodi Picoult, Mary Higgins Clark, Sandra Brown, Jeffery Deaver, Vince Flynn, Stephen King



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