107 NE Monroe Peoria, Illinois 61602-1070

Notice: Peoria Public Library Offering Contact-Free Services -- Nov. 23 to Jan. 3

 

 

Due to a power outage, Lincoln Branch closed at 5:00 p.m. today (Thursday, October 22).

Due to a power outage, Lincoln Branch closed at 5:00 p.m. today (Thursday, October 22).

Welcome to Peoria Public Library’s Virtual Branch

Enjoy audiobooks, ebooks, movies and music – all from the comfort of home.

With nearly a million titles across our various services, our digital library is nearly as robust as our physical library.

All you need is your Peoria Public Library card (the number on the back) and your personal identification number (PIN).

Download the free apps on your device to begin.

Audiobooks

Click here to browse
You can place up to 5 holds at a time
No limit on checkouts, but 5 titles at a time

 

Click here to browse nearly 80,000 audiobooks. 
No waiting. Stream or download.
Checkout limits apply. May vary.

 

 

 

Click here to browse.
You can place up to 5 holds at a time
No limit on checkouts, but 5 titles at a time

RB Digital is now part of OverDrive and its 30,000 audio books are accessible through the Libby app. 

 

Ebooks

Click here to browse. 
You can place up to 5 holds at a time
No limit on checkouts, but 5 titles at a time

 

 

Click here to browse. 
You can place up to 5 holds at a time
No limit on checkouts, but 5 titles at a time

Click here to browse more than 300,000 ebooks 
No waiting. Stream or download.
Checkout limits apply. May vary.

Click here to browse
Streaming access via app or website
No checkout limits

 

Movies

Click here to browse thousands of movies and television series 
No waiting. Stream or download.
Checkout limits apply. May vary.

Click here to browse
Unlimited access to Kanopy Kids for free from March 16 to April 16.
Specific movies will also be free during that time.
More details on the website.
Otherwise, 8 checkouts per patron per month.

 

Music

Click here to browse
Streaming access via app and website
5 Downloads and 3 Hours Streaming

Click here to browse nearly 270,000 albums 
No waiting. Stream or download.
Checkout limits apply. May vary.

 

Other Free Digital Resources

 

Biblioboard: Classics, indie authors and soon-to-be famous authors. Download the app or access online.

Time Magazine is offering its kids magazine for free at this time. 

Open Culture offers high-quality cultural and educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. 

Library of Congress, the world's largest library, offers virtual sights and sounds from America's past -- available to explore for free

Storyline Online: a free resource where actors do online storytimes. Supplemental curriculum developed by elementary educators is also included.

Lerner Books is offering unlimited access to over 750 digital books through June 30. No sign-up, username or password needed. Find nonfiction and fiction titles, a PreK-5 group and a 6-12 group. 

The University of Illinois Extension has expanded its online webinars, with topics covering gardening, nutrition and family health and safety. Register here. 

DocsTeach -- a collection of primary sources  — letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos, and other document types — spanning the course of American history from the National Archives. Free resource for teachers, students or history buffs. 

Junior Achievement is offering free online resources to teachers, parents and students, including self-guided lessons and printable activities for K-12. 

Scholastic.com has free learn-at-home resources for grades K-9 supported by books, videos and activities.