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What is BiblioBoard?

BiblioBoard is a collection of eBooks available for free to any Illinois resident.  The website provides geolocation-based authentication through your IP address.  Anyone who is physically in Illinois can access the collection without a login.  We strongly encourage you to create a profile so that you may access the collection outside of Illinois.  Your profile will be created under RAILS, of which the Green Hills Public Library District is a member.  All you need to do is go to the BiblioBoard website and select RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) as your freely accessible library.

The BiblioBoard platform features four collections:

  1. Recovering the Classics featuring public-domain classics from world literature, with modern cover images.
  2. Popup Picks featuring titles that will change quarterly and will include hand-curated e-books from expert librarian curators.
  3. The Bodleian Library collection featuring items from Oxford University’s Bodleian Library.
  4. The Biblioboard Core collection featuring articles, images, books, etc. spanning a wide range of topics.

There is no limit on simultaneous use; items in the collections can be read by 1 or 100 patrons at the same time.  This means no hold queues and no waiting for titles.

BiblioBoard is available for the following devices:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Kindle Fire HD
  • Windows
  • Mac