Borrow Popular eBooks

The library offers free eBooks to use on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.  Or borrow a Kindle pre-loaded with dozens of eBooks.

3M Cloud Library eBooks

  • Find 3M Cloud Library eBooks in the library catalog or the free 3M Cloud Library app.
  • To read them, get the free 3M Cloud Library app. It works with most computers and mobile devices.* The app is also a great way to browse, check out, and request 3M eBooks.
  • Check out for 2 weeks
  • Have up to 5 items checked out and 7 on hold
  • Titles are mostly fiction; for nonfiction, use My Media Mall
  • For Champaign Public Library cardholders

*Note for Kindle users: Works only with newer Kindle Fire.

Get the 3M app
Learn more about 3M Cloud Library

My Media Mall

  • Thousands of popular and classic eBooks, fiction and nonfiction
  • Use on your mobile device, eReader, tablet, PC, or Mac (see a list of Overdrive-compatible devices)
  • Check out for up to 2 weeks; no overdue fees
  • To use, get the free OverDrive Media Console app (from your app store) or free Adobe Digital Editions software (download with your first checkout)

Browse My Media Mall

Step-by-Step Instructions for My Media Mall

Loaded Kindles

  • Borrow a Kindle, pre-loaded with eBooks, for 2 weeks
  • Each has dozens of titles in a category — bestsellers, mysteries, urban fiction, nonfiction, teens, children, etc.
  • Can be requested
  • For Champaign library cardholders

Browse Kindles in the Catalog

Learn More About Pre-loaded Kindles

Virtual Reference Library

  • Encyclopedias; almanacs; reference books on subjects including biography, environment, and multicultural studies.
  • Over 100 titles, all in full text. Search one book or the entire collection.
  • To log in, type in all 14 digits of your Champaign library card number. (No card? Use this at the library.)

Go to the Virtual Reference Library

Book Download Websites

These are our other favorite places to download books.

Quick Link to eBooks

My Media Mall, eBooks and audiobooks

Chat Live with a Librarian

Chat during open hours.

Loaded Kindles: Browse Them on Pinterest

You can borrow these Kindles for 2 weeks, at our "Ask Here" Desk. Follow these Pinterest links to see what's on each one.

Literary Fiction
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Biographies & Memoirs
Suspense & Thrillers
Historical Fiction

Pick up these Kindles at our Douglass Branch Library.

Bestsellers & Classics
Urban Fiction

Tumblebooks for Kids

Click to enter Tumblebooks

These animated, talking online books are free for Champaign library cardholders.