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Access the Library on your smartphone PDF Print

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VERNON LIBRARY APP. The Vernon Library app (shown at left) is the ideal gateway to all of the other library services listed below. If you install just one library app on your smartphone, make it this one. The Vernon Library app lets you search the library catalog, access library e-books, audiobooks, digital magazines, streaming movies and TV shows, and other premium resources. You can also chat with a librarian, and even check out library items right from the shelf using your smartphone or other mobile device. Visit your app store or to download.

DIGITAL LIBRARY CARD. Carry your library card on your phone instead of in your wallet when you install CardStar. Available for iPhone and Android devices, CardStar allows you to store your library card barcode (and other loyalty and membership cards, too) right on your phone. Download the free app from App Store or Google Play right on your phone. Find step-by-step installation instructions here:

E-BOOKS, OPTION 1. Read and listen to e-books & audiobooks on the go or at home with OverDrive. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Kindle, NOOK, Windows 8 PC and tablet, Blackberry and Windows Phone. Visit to get started.

E-BOOKS, OPTION 2. The 3M Cloud Library offers an easy, no-hassle approach to e-book access. Simply download the 3M Cloud Library app at or the iTunes Store, Google Play, or the NOOK Apps Storefront. Note: at this time, the 3M Cloud Library is not available on Kindle e-ink e-readers.

AUDIOBOOKS. Downloadable audiobooks are available on OverDrive, 3M Cloud Library, and our new hoopla streaming service. Visit our guide to downloadable audiobooks to get find which app(s) are right for you.

DIGITAL MAGAZINES. Access more than 90 enhanced content digital magazine subscriptions with Zinio. Read in your browser, or download the Zinio app for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, or Blackberry Playbook

MUSIC. Download or stream — whatever your mood, all you need is your Vernon Area Public Library card for commercial-free, instant access to the top artists you want. Learn about the library's two channels for digital music

STREAMING MOVIES & TV. New! Some are calling this "Netflix for libraries'—your Vernon Area Public Library card is your pass to free, on-demand streaming feature films, documentaries, TV series, fitness videos and more. Visit our guide to streaming movies at the library to get started.

All listed apps are completely free and easy to use. A valid Vernon Area Public Library card is required for access to some services.

Library receives national recognition PDF Print

3 starsThe Vernon Area Public Library is counted among America's Star Libraries for 2013, trade publication Library Journal announced this week. This distinction ranks Vernon Area Public Library among the top 30 libraries nationwide with a similar annual budget, and the top 3.5% of libraries in the U.S. overall. This is the third year that the library has received Star Library status. The rating is based on annual visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet access. We are honored to receive this national recognition for our service to our patrons.

Affordable Care Act Library Resources PDF Print websiteFind out the basics of the new healthcare law … what it does, how you can benefit, and how to enroll. Follow the link below for a simple guide to the resources available about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) signed into law March 2010:

Are you Flickr Famous? PDF Print



Take a look at our photo might be Flickr famous!  Albums include Early Literacy art programs, Reading Club events, Service Day projects, author visits and more. 
We'd love to hear your comments!


Never forget your library card PDF Print

Carry your library card on your phone instead of in your wallet when you install CardStar.

Available for iPhone and Android devices, CardStar allows you to store your library card barcode (and other loyalty and membership cards, too) right on your phone. Download the free app from App Store or Google Play right on your phone.

"Read more" for step-by-step instructions for installation and setup:

Digital Magazines PDF Print

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Enjoy unlimited access to popular magazine titles including Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, People, Sports Illustrated, US Weekly, and TIME. Browse high quality digital versions or search for topics of interest. Also includes back issues mid-2014 to date. Read in your browser or via the free Flipster app, available for iPhone/iPad, Android, Kindle Fire. Vernon Area Public Library card required.


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Vernon Area Public Library District
300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Telephone 847-634-3650
Fax 847-634-8449


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Monday - Thursday 9:00AM-9:00PM
Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM
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