Downloadable Media

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Hoopla is a collection of movies, television programs, music, and audiobooks available to Wilmette and Kenilworth cardholders. Media is either streamed through a PC or Mac computer or downloaded to a smartphone or tablet using the Hoopla app.

Limit: Ten items per month.

Music may be checked out for seven days;

Movies/TV may be checked out for three days.

Audiobooks may be checked out for 21 days.

Hoopla Tutorial

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Smartphone/Tablet

1. Download the free hoopla app from your device’s app store.hoopla

2. New users: Sign up with an email address, password and WPL library card number. No PIN required. Returning users: Login with your e-mail address and password.

3. Browse through movie and music titles. To see the menu, swipe left to right or touch the menu icon in the top left corner. Use the search box to find a specific title.

4. Tap on an item and click Borrow.

5. The item will be available in Your Account on the menu page.

PC or Mac Computer

1. Visit hoopladigital.com

2. New users: Sign up with an email address, password and WPL library card number. No PIN is required. Returning users: Login with your e-mail address and password.

NOTE: Install WIDEVINE, a free plugin to allow streaming digital content, as prompted

3. Browse through movie and music titles. Use the search box to find a specific title.

4. Select an item and click Borrow.

5. The item will be available under the My Titles menu at the top of the page.

Click here for Hoopla's FAQ Page

 

The Library offers Nooks and iPads for residents of Wilmette and Kenilworth

Nooks may be checked out for three weeks and iPads may be checked out for two weeks.  The devices come pre-loaded with many books.  If the devices are all checked out, you may place a hold on the device and you will be notified when it becomes available for you.  The links below will take you to the devices as they are listed in the catalog.  From here you may see which books are loaded on the devices and whether a device is available for checkout.

iPads                                                       Nooks

 

Brainfuse

  • ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING  in math, reading, science and writing for K through junior college   
  • individual attention from carefully selected tutors through a kid-friendly online classroom    
  • resume and letter writing assistance   
  • available 2-11 pm seven days a week (few holiday exceptions)
  • language lab and writing lab    

Gale Courses

  • Self-guided courses on a variety of topics
  • Courses are facilitated by credentialed instructors
  • Courses are all inclusive: view or print lessons, do assignments, and take quizes & exams

Lynda.com

  • online video learning service
  • covers software applications and creative and business skills
  • over 2,000 courses with advanced sessions
  • known for its excellent teachers and in-depth coverage of topics

Mango Languages

  • online learning modules of over 50 languages
  • easy, intuitive interactive tools
  • practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language
  • also provides modules for some English language learners

 

 

Downloadable Magazines

Zinio

Zinio is a digital publishing company that distributes digital editions of printed publications, including magazines. Wilmette & Kenilworth residents who set up an account have access to over 90 different magazines downloadable to their computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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Zinio Tutorial

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Zinio FAQ

Complete List of Titles

Bold text indicates the current issue is available.

Allrecipes
Allure
The American Poetry Review
The American Spectator
Aperture
Architectural Digest
Architectural Record
Ask
Babybug
Beadwork
Better Homes and Gardens
Bicycling
Billboard Magazine
BirdWatching
Bloomberg Businessweek
Boating
Bon Appetit
Brides
Canoe & Kayak
Car and Driver
Chicago Magazine
Cicada
Click
Cloth Paper Scissors
Cobblestone
Conde Nast Traveler
Consumer Reports
Cook's Illustrated
Cosmopolitan
Cricket
Crochet Traditions
Decor
Details
Diabetic Living
Dig
Digital Photo
Discover
Do It Yourself
Dwell
EatingWell
The Economist
Elle
ELLE DECOR
ESPN The Magazine
Esquire
Faces
Family Circle
Family Handyman
Field & Stream
Food Network Magazine
Forbes
Foreign Policy
Garden Design
Girls' Life
Glamour
Gluten-Free Living
Golf Digest
Good Housekeeping
GQ
Harper's Bazaar
Harvard Business Review
HELLO! magazine
HGTV Magazine
Home Theater
iD (Ideas & Discoveries)
In Touch Weekly
Inc. Magazine
Islands
J-14
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Knitter's Magazine
Ladies Home Journal
Ladybug
Life & Style Weekly
Lucky
Macworld
Marie Claire
Martha Stewart Living
Martha Stewart Weddings
Men's Fitness
Men's Health
Men's Journal
mental_floss
Midwest Living
MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Mother Jones
Motor Trend
Muse
The Nation
National Geographic Interactive
National Geographic Traveler Interactive
New York Review of Books
The New Yorker
Newsweek
NYLON
O, The Oprah Magazine

OK! Magazine
OUT
Outdoor Life
Outside
Parenting
Parenting School Years
PC Magazine
PCWorld
Petersen's PHOTOgraphic
Popular Mechanics
Popular Science
Prevention
Quilting Arts Magazine
Rachael Ray Every Day
Reader's Digest
Rodale’s Organic Life
Rolling Stone
Runner's World
Saveur
Science Illustrated
SELF
Seventeen
Shape
Shop Smart
Ski Magazine
Smithsonian Magazine
Snowboarder
Soap Opera Digest
Spider
Star Magazine
Teen Vogue
Today's Golfer
Town & Country
Transworld Skateboarding
Us Weekly
Vanity Fair
Vegetarian Today
Vibe Magazine
VIVmag
Vogue
W Magazine
The Week Magazine
Weight Watchers
WIRED
Woman's Day
Women's Health
Woodcraft Magazine
Working Mother
Yoga Journal

Compatible Devices

Note: This is a temporary page. The links to the databases in the list are active, but the subject categories are not. Thanks for bearing with us while we update this webpage. 

Information and Research Databases

Alphabetical list or select by Category below:

Business/Investment    Consumer Interest   Download/Streaming     Encyclopedias     Genealogy     Health     Homework Help    Literature    Newspapers/Magazines     Telephone Directory     Science     Test Prep 

Most available remotely to Wilmette and Kenilworth residents with a  library card.

Database

Category

Available remotely ?

Ancestry Library Edition Genealogy

No

AskArt - see Librarian for access Consumer Interest

No

Business Resource Gateway Business/Investment

Yes

Business Insights: Global Business/Investment
Homework Help

Yes

Chicago Tribune 1985 - Newspaper/Magazine

Yes

Chicago Tribune Historical 1849-1986 Newspaper/Magazine

Yes

Children's Literature Database Homework Help
Literature

Yes

Children's Literature Database (within the Library) Literature

No

Consumer Reports and Cars Best Deal Plus Consumer Interest
Health

Yes

Consumers' Checkbook Consumer Interest
Business/Investment

No

Consumers' Checkbook - remote users Consumer Interest
Business/Investment

Yes

CultureGrams Homework Help
Encyclopedia

Yes

Encyclopedia Britannica Encyclopedia
Homework Help

Yes

Facts On File Homework Help

Yes

Facts on File: Issues and Controversies Homework Help

Yes

Facts on File: Today's Science Homework Help
Science

Yes

Facts On File: World News Digest Homework Help

Yes

FindMyPast Genealogy

No

FirstSearch (call Ref Desk for login) Newspaper/Magazine
Homework Help
Health

Yes

Gale Courses Test Prep
Homework Help

Yes

Gale Directory Library Business/Investment

Yes

GreenFILE Newspaper/Magazine 
Health
Homework Help

Yes

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia Homework Help
Encyclopedia
Science

Yes

Heritage Quest Online Genealogy

Yes

Hoopla Digital Download/Streaming

Yes

Infotrac Magazine Articles Homework Help
Literature
Newspaper/Magazine

Yes

JobNow Business/Investment
Test Prep

Yes

Legal Forms Business/Investment
Consumer Interest

Yes

LexisNexis (Legal cases not available remotely) Business/Investment

Yes

LexisNexis (within the library) Business/Investment

No

Literary Sources (Gale Artemis) Homework Help
Literature

Yes

Literature Resource Center Homework Help
Literature

Yes

Live Homework Help - Brainfuse Homework Help
Test Prep

Yes

Lynda.com Business/Investment
Test Prep
Homework Help

Yes

Mango Languages Homework Help
Test Prep

Yes

Magill's Medical Guide Health
Encyclopedia

Yes

Medline (call Ref Desk for login) Health

Yes

Mergent Archives Business/Investment

Yes

Mergent Intellect Business/Investment
Telephone Directory

Yes

Morningstar (In the Library) Business/Investment

No

Morningstar (Remote Access) Business/Investment

Yes

MUZZY Language Learning Homework Help

Yes

MUZZY Language Learning (within the library) Homework Help

No

MyMediaMall Download/Streaming

Yes

New York Times (1980 to present) Newspaper/Magazine
Homework Help

Yes

New York Times Historical (1851-2003) Newspaper/Magazine
Literature
Homework Help

Yes

Newspapers.com Genealogy
Newspapers/Magazines

Yes

Niche Academy Download/Streaming
Newspapers/Magazines

Yes

Novelist Plus Literature

Yes

OneClick Digital (Recorded Books) Download/Streaming

Yes

Oxford English Dictionary Homework Help

Yes

PebbleGo Homework Help
Encyclopedias

Yes

PebbleGo Next Homework Help
Encyclopedias

Yes

Press Display Around the World Newspaper/Magazine

Yes

Proquest News and Magazines Newspaper/Magazine

Yes

Readers Guide to Periodical Literature 1890-1982 Newspaper/Magazine
Homework Help
Literature

Yes

Reference Books Online (Gale Virtual Ref Lib) Homework Help
Health
Business/Investment

Yes

Reference USA Telephone listings Business/Investment
Telephone Directory

Yes

Salem Press Encyclopedias Homework Help
Encyclopedia
Science

Yes

S&P Net Advantage Business/Investment

Yes

Small Business Resources Business/Investment

Yes

Tumblebooks Download/Streaming

Yes

Wall Street Journal (ProQuest) Newspaper/Magazine
Business/Investment

Yes

Weiss Ratings Business/Investment

Yes

Wilmette Life & Wilmette Beacon, 2008-2015 Newspaper/Magazine

No

Wilmette Local History & Genealogy Resources Genealogy
Homework Help
Newspaper/Magazine

Yes

Wilmette Local Newspapers Newspaper/Magazine
Genealogy

Yes

World Almanac for Kids Homework Help
Encyclopedia

Yes

World Book Kids Homework Help

Yes

World Book Online Reference Center Encyclopedia
Homework Help

Yes

Zinio Newspaper/Magazine
Download/Streaming

Yes


 

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