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E-Textbooks and E-Books: Fiction and Popular Reading eBooks

eRead Illinois


Directions to access eReads Illinois:

  1. Access link

  2. Create your account by clicking Login in the upper right corner.

  3. Enter your Library card ID. (Contact the library if you do not know your card ID:  Then complete the new account online form.

  4. Download the app

  5. Search/browse for ebooks (on website or through app)

  6. Check out, read, return.

  7. If an item you want is not available you can add a hold (titles will show estimated wait time). You can put a hold on up to 5 items. Once it is your turn to check out the item, you will receive an email with directions.  You can also make a wish list of titles you want to read but not put on hold.



1. Go to

2. Select RAILS 

3. Create a profile by clicking on "menu" in the upper left corner of the screen. (optional)

4. Browse and search the collection

5. Read the book in your browser