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Some of these sites have books you can read directly online or download to read later, while other sites have audiobooks you can listen to on your computer or download to a portable device. A selection of book finding aids is also included.

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Read Books Online

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardGale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of more than two hundred full text reference sources for research. Areas covered include Arts, Biography, Business, History, Literature, Medicine, and more. At one time, these reference materials were accessible only in print form from within the Library, but are now available online.
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Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardSafari Books Online

Safari Books Online offers access to the full content of over 1,600 books primarily in the field of computing and information technology. You can search the electronic versions of books from leading publishers such as O'Reilly, Sams, Microsoft Press, Que, and IBM.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardTumbleBook Library for Kids

The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, Suitable for elementary and middle grade studentspuzzles, and quizzes especially for children. Stories are adapted from existing picture books and can be enjoyed in English, Spanish, or Chinese languages.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardTumbleTalking Books Collection

TumbleTalkingBooks is an online collection of over three hundred full length audiobooks which you can listen to from any computer with an Internet connection. Titles are arranged in the general categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Classics, Children, and Read-Along. You can browse titles in these categories or further narrow Suitable for elementary and middle grade studentsyour search by subcategory. No special software or listening devices are needed.

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Download Books and Magazines to Your Computer or Portable Device

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Skokie Public Library offers a variety of downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eZines that can be enjoyed on your computer screen, eReader, tablet, or smart phone. All of these materials may be accessed using your Skokie Public Library card.

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Book Finding Aids

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardNoveList

NoveList is a guide for fiction readers of all ages and allows readers to find new authors and titles by searching for similar authors, subjects, or award winning titles.  NoveList contains full text reviews.
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Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardTeachingBooks.net

TeachingBooks.net offers easy access to audio excerpts of book readings by authors and professional actors; book discussion guides; original movies featuring authors and illustrators at work in their studios; and links to author websites, biographies, activities, and contact information. An "Educator Area" provides thematic booklists, information about children's book awards, and links to related resources in Suitable for elementary and middle grade studentstwenty-five categories. The TeachingBooks.net content is divided equally between elementary school-aged content and middle/high school-aged content.

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