Effingham Public Library cardholders have access to music, movies, TV, audiobooks, and eBooks through our digital services Hoopla. View or listen on your smartphone, tablet, or computer!


  1. Download the Hoopla app or login into hoopladigital.com and click “get started”.
  2. Create an account using an email and password.
  3. Put in your library card and pin number and choose Effingham Public Library.
  4. Borrow, instantly stream, and download fabulous free content from anywhere!
No Fines

Titles are automatically returned when they are due.

No Hold Lists

Everything on Hoopla is always available.

Stream or Download

Watch through your internet connection or download for later.


Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library with digital services for free! Libby is the newer library reading app by Overdrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide. If you’d like to browse the collection first, you can view it here.

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play

Libby App on Phone



cloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content that you want to read. Whether on the web, tablet, or mobile device, you can browse thousands of ebooks and audiobooks offered for free by your library.

cloudLibrary is currently not compatible with Kindle Paperwhites or the Kindle Apps. If you would like to read eBooks on your Kindle please contact Kindle support and request that Amazon allow compatibility with cloudLibrary.

  1. Download the App
    • directly from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  2. Log into your Library
    • select your state, Illinois Heartland Library System as your library, and enter your library ID and PIN (if required). Click agree to terms and log in.
  3. Browse, Borrow and Read
    • now you are ready to browse, borrow and read eBooks from your local library.

Download the User Guide here.


Try these instructions or stop by the Reference Desk to get some one-on-one help.