Digital Books

The Huntley Area Public Library subscribes to several online databases that allow Huntley Area Public Library cardholders to access digital audiobooks and eBooks from home 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. These books can be downloaded to your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Please read these handy brochures about different devices and about the different types of digital materials below.

Click on this link to see videos demonstrating this process on these devices.

You must have a Huntley Area Public Library card to access these databases. If you have any questions, please call the Information Desk at 847-669-5386 and press 3.

Digital Library of Illinois

This collection of digital audiobooks, ebooks and videos includes classics, bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction for different age groups that can be read in a browser or  downloaded to your personal PC or mobile devices.

  • Compatible with PC and Mac devices
  • Audiobooks, eBooks and videos
  • Some titles may be burned to CD
  • Visit to get started
  • Lending periods:
    • Audiobooks: 14 or 21 days, automatic returns
    • eBooks: 14 or 21 days, automatic returns
    • Video: 7 days, automatic returns
    • 5 item checkout limit

Digital Library of Illinois Help | Explore the Digital Library of Illinois


TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books). TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

Explore the TumbleBook Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Connect & Save Gale Virtual Reference Library Documents to Your Google DriveGale Virtual Reference Library includes 330 complete reference books on a variety of fields such as art, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, religion, science, and social science.

These types of reference titles once were accessible only in print, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely from home 24/7.

Enter your Huntley Area Public Library card number to access this database from home.

Go to Gale Virtual Reference Library

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