Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I could not write my books without the library’s help.  Even with the ease of Internet research, I find books to be indispensable when I am writing.  …  Books make me laugh, cry, and think.  They give me insight into history, and into the lives of people in other cultures.  They help me make important decisions, and they provide endless entertainment.  Hooray for libraries!

Peg Kehret
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007


Like electronic books? audiobooks? With your library card, you can borrow thousands of titles--adult, young adult and even children--by using eRead Illinois or OMNI (Online Media of Northern Illinois) consortiums. 

eRead Illinois is statewide program designed to increase access to e-books and e-audiobooks for Illinois residents and to aid e-book and e-audiobook expertise among library staff, library system staff, and Illinois residents.  Initial funding for eRead Illinois was provided by the Secretary of State through the Illinois State Library.  Axis 360 is a digital media platform, providing libraries and their patrons with a state-of-the-art system for circulating digital e-books from the eRead Illinois shared collection for Illinois libraries. Patrons at libraries participating in eRead Illinois have cloud-based delivery across a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK and Sony Reader devices, and many more. 

Getting Started

To get started downloading e-books or e-audiobooks to your device, you will need your barcode and PIN from your LaSalle Public Library card.  You may borrow 3 e-books and/or e-audio books and 5 outstanding holds at any one time from eRead Illinois.  Need help? There are many help aids on the eRead Illinois website to assist you.  Click here to find the one for you. 

The AxisReader app is available via the Apple App Store and Google Play, as well as the App Zone of the mobile version of the Axis 360 website. _________________________________________________________________

Library cardholders can borrow e-books, e-audiobooks and e-videos anywhere, anytime by visiting OMNI (Online Media of Northern Illinois) Libraries.  There are over 70 libraries participating in this consortium.  This service, powered by OverDrive, is free for patrons with their library card.  Patrons may browse the OMNI website, borrow titles with a valid LaSalle Public Library card, and download to PC, Mac, and many mobile devices.  Borrowed material will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, which means there are no overdue fees!  Need help?  OverDrive provides help aids to assist you.  Click here to find the one for you.