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HOURS

MON-THU: 10am-7pm
FRI: 10am-5pm
SAT: 8am-1pm
SUN & Holidays: Closed

LOCATION

733 State Street
Chester, Illinois 62233

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eLibrary FAQ’s & General Info


Cloud Library eBook & eAudiobook Information

  • You can check out a total of 5 Cloud Library eBooks/eAudiobooks at a time.
  • You can also have up to 5 Cloud Library eBook/eAudiobook titles on hold at a time.
  • The loan period for each Cloud Library eBook/eAudiobook is 21 days. eBooks/eAudiobooks will return automatically after 21 days. You may return the eBook/eAudiobooks before 21 days by using the return option in the Cloud Library App .
  • You can install the Cloud Library App on up to 5 devices.
  • Set-up and further information can be found here.

RB Digital eAudiobook Information

  • Currently, there are approximately 440+ eAudiobook titles available.  
  • You can check out a total of 10 RB Digital eAudiobooks at a time, including your holds.
  • The loan period for each RB Digital eAudiobook is 10 days. You may return the eAudiobooks before 10 days by using the return option in the RB Digital App .
  • Set-up and further information can be found here.

RB Digital eMagazine Information

  • Currently, there are approximately 100+ eMagazine titles available including “back issues”  
  • Unlimited emagazine check outs.
  • The loan period for each RB Digital eMagazine is unlimited, returning them is not required.
  • RB Digital eMagazines may be download for off line reading on a tablet, iPod or smart phone that supports the RB Digital App.
  • Set-up and further information can be found here.

eLibrary General Information

What is an eBook?
It is an electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose. Also known as a digital eBook.

What is an eAudiobook?
eAudiobooks are a digital audio version of a printed book that “has not” been placed on a CD, Cassette Tape or Playaway. You download or stream eAudiobooks and “listen” to them on a computer or compatible handheld device. They are sometimes called downloadable Audiobooks.

What is an Audiobook?
Audiobooks are a digital audio version of a printed book that has been placed on a CD, Cassette Tape or Playaway. You listen to them by placing the CD in a CD player, cassette tape player or by using a single book titled Playaway. Audiobooks are sometimes known as a Audio CD set (1 Audiobook that is spread out over many CD’s and is most likely in .WAV file format.), a single MP3 Audiobook is typically on 1 to 2 CD’s and is in MP3 format and must be played on a CD player that supports MP3 files.

What is eAudiobook Streaming?
Streaming eAudiobook content is sent in compressed form over the internet and is played by the listener in real time. When streaming eAudiobooks, a web user does not have to download the whole eAudiobook to play it. Instead, the eAudiobook is sent in a continuous stream of data over an active internet connection and is played as it arrives. If there is no active internet connection then “streaming” cannot occur.