Stream & Download: Magazines & Newspapers

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Borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, TV shows, magazines, newspapers, and music with apps available for all of your devices with your Oak Park library card and PIN.

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Media on Demand Logo
Libby Logo

Media on Demand (web) or Libby (app) »

Media on Demand is the library’s largest and most popular collection of ebooks and audiobooks, offering more than 60,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as the latest issues of more than 3,000 magazines—including The Economist, The New Yorker, and Bon Appétit—and more than 1,200 videos (ranging from animated kids shorts to documentaries to feature films and only available for streaming through the web browser, not the Libby app). Need help? Explore how-to articles, watch an instructional video, and contact us »

Libby, an app for Media on Demand, is available on iOSAndroid, and Microsoft Windows 10+. Need help? Explore Libby Help and contact us »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Check out 20 items and place 20 holds at a time
  • Lending periods:
    • Ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines: 7-21 days
    • Videos (available in the web browser, but not Libby): 3-7 days
  • More about digital holds: Media on Demand and Libby users benefit from access to thousands of shared titles through the library’s consortium. In addition, Oak Park purchases copies of many titles available only to Oak Park cardholders. Therefore, wait times are often shorter than indicated on the Media on Demand website and in the Libby app.

Special features

  • Oak Park librarians create customized digital bookshelves
  • Titles can be renewed
  • Special reading rooms for kids and teens
  • Recommend 3 titles every 7 days

The New York Times Logo

The New York Times: full website access (from any Oak Park library location or from another location) & full-text article access: current (1980-present), online (2015-present) & historical with index (1851-2016)

Full website access details & instructions

Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews, and opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, and more. You must be 13 years or older to use this service. Users under 18 need parent or legal guardian permission to sign up. Available on iOSAndroid, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Explore FAQs for iOS and Android devices.

How to access

  1. First-time users must create an account with The New York Times.
  2. Enter your email address and create a password or connect using an existing Google or Facebook account.
  3. Inside the library: enjoy unlimited access on any library computer or any device connected to the library’s Wifi.
    Outside the library: request an instant digital access code to get 72 hours of full, off-site access. Once your pass expires, return to this page to request a new instant digital access code for another 72 hours.
  4. Questions? Contact us »

PressReader logo

PressReader »

Access more than 7,000 publications from around the world, in their original language and format. Available on iOSAndroid, and Kindle HD/HDX, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? View the Quick Start Guide and explore the help center.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Unlimited checkouts—simultaneous access, no waiting!
  • Lending period: None. Keep titles for as long as you choose!

Special features

  • Save stories to read and share later
  • New issues of the titles you choose automatically delivered to your device
  • Original page and mobile-optimized text views available
  • Listening mode
  • One-touch translation

How to access

  1. From or the PressReader app, select Sign in.
  2. Choose Libraries & Groups.
  3. Search for and select Oak Park Public Library from the dropdown menu (use the search bar provided to type in Oak Park Public Library).
  4. Select the option to sign in using OpenAthens.
  5. Enter your Oak Park library card number and PIN and press Sign in.
  6. Questions? Contact us »

Flipster logo

Flipster »

56 current subscriptions to popular magazines. Available on iOSAndroid, and Kindle HD/HDX, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Browse FAQs and watch video tutorials for iOS devices, Android and Kindle HD/HDX devices, and laptop/desktops.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Unlimited checkouts—simultaneous access, no waiting!
  • Lending period: None. Keep titles for as long as you choose!

National Geographic Kids logo

New! National Geographic Kids »

Go on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. NatGeo Kids offers a complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school students.

Available in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Browse help topics »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting, no limits
  • Borrow as many titles as you want

Special features

  • Point-and-click access to pictures, books, and magazines
  • Easy access to subject indexing and related terms
  • Authoritative nonfiction digital content in support of Common Core State Standards

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