Notice: The OverDrive app was removed from app marketplaces in February, 2022. Customers new to e-books should download the Libby app. If you have already installed the OverDrive app on your device, it will continue to be functional, as will the legacy OverDrive website.

Need help getting started? Make an appointment with our Digital Services team.
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Barrington Area Library app

The new Barrington Area Library app is ready and available for you to download!

Use the new app to:
• Access a digital version of your BALibrary card
• Manage multiple accounts
• Search the catalog for books, movies, and more
• Browse and register for events
• Contact us with your questions, find us on social media

Get the app: Android | iOS


Libby is an app developed by OverDrive to enhance your e-book, audiobook, and digital magazine experience. The OverDrive app will be removed from marketplaces in February, 2022, but devices with the OverDrive app installed will continue to be functional through December, 2022. Limit: 10 e-books or audiobooks at one time. Three week checkout period, unless Grab & Go which checkout for 1 week.

Instructions: Getting started with Libby

Get the app: AndroidiOS 

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hoopla: Instantly stream movies, TV shows, or audiobooks on your computer or mobile device. Borrowed titles can be downloaded only on mobile devices. Limit: 10 items per month, per card. 3 week checkout period for audiobooks and 72 hours for TV and movies. NEW! Bingepasses: Watch unlimited videos from The Great Courses or Curiosity Stream for 7 days, using only one checkout per platform.

Instructions: Computer | Mobile device

Get the app: AndroidiOS  

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Freegal: Download and keep music from a huge selection of pop, rock, classical, jazz, world, and many other genres. New and classic music videos are also available. Limit: Five songs per week. Unused songs do not roll over. Week begins Monday at 12:00AM CST.

Get the app: Android | iOS

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Kanopy: Never wait in line for your movies! Stream thousands of documentaries, independent productions, and foreign and short films instantly from your Roku, mobile device or computer. Hundreds of movie suppliers, including the Criterion Collection, PBS, and The Great Courses, are always available. Limit: 5 movies per month*, per card. 72 hour checkout period.
*The Great Courses lets you watch unlimited episodes within one series, without using any credits. 

Get the app: Android | iOS

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Mango Languages: Learn a new language: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese; as well as English for Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish speakers and dozens of other choices.

Get the app: Android | iOS


Naxos Music Library: Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 86,420 albums with more than 1,259,200 tracks, including standard and rare repertoire. Registration via a web browser is required to use the app: create a Naxos account, today

Get the app: Android | iOS

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PressReader

Download current copies of Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, as well as hundreds of other US and international newspapers and magazines. Instructions: Library Card Sign In

Get the app: Android | iOS

 

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loan periods for downloads

If the service is not listed below, there are no limitations and items do not need to be returned to the Library. See the full loan table.

Platform Limitations Loan Period Renewal Period
Libby 10 items continuously* 3 weeks** 3 weeks
Hoopla (Audiobooks) 10 items - monthly 3 weeks 3 weeks
Hoopla (TV/Movies) 10 items - monthly 3 days 3 days
Kanopy 5 items - monthly 3 days*** 3 days
Freegal 5 items - weekly n/a n/a

*If you reach your limit at any time, you can check a title in so you can check another title out. To return your titles early visit: https://help.libbyapp.com/en-us/6033.htm
**Grab & Go titles check out for 7 days
***The Great Courses publisher allows unlimited plays per series for 30 days

Need help getting started with these resources? Make an appointment with our Digital Services Specialist or view our calendar for upcoming programs.