NEW! Online resources - updates and changes

Changes coming for Macmillan eBooks on Nov. 1

In July, Macmillan announced it was changing the library's ability to buy eBooks. Because of efforts by ALA  and OverDrive (including this petition and social media campaign), the Naperville Public Library had hoped Macmillan would not implement the change. However, Macmillan is moving forward with their initial decision. 

Effective Nov. 1st, any library system will be allowed to buy only one copy of an eBook for the first two months of the eBook’s release. The Macmillan embargo will prevent the library from purchasing additional eBook copies (necessary to meet demand and fill holds) for two months after the release date.  For now, the policy only impacts eBooks and not eAudiobooks.

The Naperville Public Library has not changed its buying policy for eBooks. Users may wish to place holds on print copies of Macmillan's titles because of their embargo on digital copies, even though Naperville Public Library remains committed to providing access to materials in the format they desire.

We will keep you informed if the situation changes or if other publishers follow Macmillan's example. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Posted: 
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 12:15pm
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Downloadable

New Database - Creativebug

Nurture your creative side with 1000+ video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, & more. There are classes for all skill levels that allow you to start and stop your projects and learn at your own pace.  Browse the library of downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes.  Creativebug, by Joann Fabrics, brings you unlimited access to inspiration with just your library card. Available now!

Posted: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 9:00am
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Online Resource

AtoZdatabases No Longer Available

AtoZdatabases will be discontinued as of July 1, 2019. AtoZdatabases is being replaced with ReferenceUSA. Please contact us or see a librarian if you have any questions.

Posted: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:15am
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Online Resource

Freegal No Longer Available

As of April 1st, 2018, Freegal is no longer available. If you have any questions, please contact us
Posted: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 4:15pm
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Downloadable

TumbleBookLibrary Launches a New Login App for Mobile Devices

One of the great features of the app is that once you have logged in the first time, each subsequent login will only require a click of the TumbleBooks icon!

While you're using the app, your experience on the site is the exact same experience you'd have if you logged in using your browser! You just need an internet connection to stream content, and there are no downloads to clog up your device!

The apps are available for both Apple iOS and Android devices, and can be found on their respective stores by searching.

Posted: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 4:00pm
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Downloadable
Online Resource