eBooks and Digital Media


If you haven’t used our digital services before, the Library has a vast collection of eBooks, digital audiobooks, digital comics, as well as movies and music that you can download for free with your Library card. Below we have some quick tips on how to get started, or you can see our Frequently Asked Questions. For additional help anytime, you can email us at info@fordlibrary.org, call us at (708) 246-0520 or visit the Reference desk anytime we’re open for face-to-face assistance.

Great for… eBooks and digital audiobooks

Download the Axis360 app from your app store. You’ll log in to your account using your Library card number. Like Overdrive, you may be able to renew items or return them early.

Great for… Magazines

You can access magazines on Flipster from anywhere using your library card number. You can even use Flipster without a card number if you access the service while inside the Library. Download the Flipster app from your app store, and then download the magazines you’d like to read. You’ll be able to read them from your device even when you don’t have a Wifi connection.

Great for… Movies, music, comics, digital audiobooks

Go to https://www.hoopladigital.com/home or download the Hoopla app from your app store. You can sign up for an account with your email address and card number. You can check out up to 10 items in a month, and all items are instantly available with no waiting lists.

Great for… eBooks, digital audiobooks, movies

Install the Overdrive app from your app store and sign up for an account using either your library card number, Facebook or your email address. Add Thomas Ford Memorial Library or Media on Demand as your library. To log in, you will need your card number and PIN, so if you don’t know your PIN contact the Library and we can look it up, or change it for you. You can check out up to 10 items at a time, and may be able to renew or return some items early.

Great for… Animated and narrated picture books

Use the link on the Library website to access the Tumblebook Library on your computer or mobile device. The books are streamed instead of downloaded, so they will no take up extra space on your device.