Your MPLD library card and these apps give you free access to many of our in-depth research databases and other online resources that are available by mobile device. Download these apps from the links below.


The AccessMyLibrary provides you access to the following library databases: Chilton's Car Repair, Demographics NOW, Gale Virtual Reference Library, General Reference Center Gold, and Sources in U.S. History Online:The Civil War. 

When opening the app for the first time it will use your location to determine your local library. If the McHenry Public Library District is not the first choice you can search for the library using the map.




The EbscoHost App provides access to the following databases: BIR Entertainment, Books Index with Reviews, and Small Engine Repair. The Consumer Reports database is not available through this app as it is only available to individual subscribers.



Borrow comics, ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies, music and television shows instantly with your library card and the hoopla app. Titles steam automatically and are returned at the end of the lending period.
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 Mango Languages

Study over 17 different languages on the go with the Mango app. Each langauge includes lessons on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. Sign in with your exsisting Mango Languages account or create one with your MPLD library card number. 

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rbdigital from Recorded Books has downloadable audiobooks, ebooks (formerly OneClick Digital) and magazines (formerly Zinio). 
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Borrow eBooks and digital audiobooks from your library using the OverDrive app on your mobile device.

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Libby is a new app for OverDrive that's easier to use. Try it out!

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hoopla: Movies, Music, and Audiobooks

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  on-demand movies, TV shows, music albums and audiobooks.No waiting, no late fees -- ever! Click here for step-by-step instructions, or if you've already signed up for hoopla and just want to start borrowing titles,click on the hoopla logo above.


 OverDrive: North Suburban Digital Consortium


 Download digital audiobook and eBook titles of popular fiction and non-fiction, teen's titles and children's books.


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Need assistance downloading audiobooks or e-books with Download Library by OverDrive?  Visit OverDrive Help for simple step-by-step guides and videos specific to the device you are using.



rbdigital: eAudiobooks, e-books (formerly OneClick digital) and magazines (formerly Zinio) from Recorded Books

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Download digital audiobooks of popular fictionand non-fiction, teen’s titles and children’s books.You just need your McHenry Public Library card to get started. Learn how to use rbdigital here. Windows and Mac.  KindleAndroid and Apple devices!

OnePlay Video Games



 OnePlay lets library users download and play games for free on PCs and Android devices. OnePlay features over 1,500 PC games and over 500.

AudioBook Cloud

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Listen online to audio books in many different categories. These books are always available, never on hold, and no need to download. Browse. Click. Listen. It's that easy!


TumbleBook Cloud

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An online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books!
All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection


Gale Virtual Reference Library

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You can now do research when you want when you access a variety of reference books on a variety of topics in e-format.





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eBooks for Kids—talking picture books, audiobooks, games and more. For use on a computer or for iPad. New! National Geographic Videos for Kids! Click on "Videos" for a complete listing.

TumbleBook Cloud Junior

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A Collections of online read-alongs, fully narrated text, in categories like Early Readers, Chapter Books, Teen Fiction, Classics and Poetry.

TumbleBook Cloud

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An online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection.



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