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Vernon Library app

vernonlibraryapp.jpgWant to renew a book or place one on hold? There’s an app for that. Library hours or locations? There's an app for that. Download an e-book? Find information fast? There's an app for that, too: the new Vernon Library app, available for free in any app store. 

From any smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet, you can instantly tap into library resources--anytime, anywhere. Search the library catalog, check your account, contact a librarian, find library events and more.

The app also includes a feature called "BookLook" that allows you to scan any book's ISBN barcode to find out if it is available at the library and to place a hold on it. 

To download the new app, search for "Vernon Library" in your mobile device's app store or visit

On-demand movies, TV & streaming music PDF Print

New! We're pleased to announce a great new benefit for Vernon Area Public Library cardholders: free, on-demand feature films, documentaries, fitness videos, TV shows, music albums and audiobooks! 24/7. No waiting, ever. No late fees, ever.

Our new partnership with hoopla digital provides access to tens of thousands of movies, TV shows and music albums from NBCUniversal, MGM Studios, National Geographic, BBC America, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Music Group and eOne Music. Stream now or download to your smartphone or tablet for offline use. Many of the video titles are not currently available on Netflix or Amazon Instant Video.

Look for the hoopla app in the App Store or Google Play, or visit to get started.

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Book a Librarian PDF Print

Free advice for your device! Using your device to access library materials is easy and convenient. Let us help you get started! Vernon Area Public Library cardholders can book a 45-minute personal appointment with a librarian for help with library materials on your e-reader, tablet, iPod, smartphone, or laptop. 

Possible topics include: 

  • accessing library e-books
  • downloading audiobooks, digital magazines, or music 
  • accessing free on-demand movies, TV, or music with your library card
  • free library apps: get book recommendations, learn a new language, and more

Vernon Area Public Library cardholders may reserve up to two appointments per person per month. We regret we are unable to offer non-library-related troubleshooting or general maintenance assistance with your device. A reservation and a current Vernon Area Public Library card is required. To request an appointment, call 224-543-1485 or fill out a Free Advice for Your Device appointment request form

Stay-at-home storytime fun PDF Print

Popcorn - MIss Sarah

Too cold to venture out doesn't have to mean no storytime. Have a stay-at-home storytime with songs and signing on-demand from your friendly Youth Services librarians.

Here are some of the fun things we do in Blast Off with Books for 2's and 3's:

Find more fun songs and fingerplays on our Youth Services video channel at

Find more early literacy tips, apps, and ideas at Miss Heather's blog, Little Literacy Librarian.

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 on OVERDRIVE. 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 PC and tablet, Blackberry and Windows Phone. Visit to get started.

E-BOOKS ON CLOUD LIBRARY. cloudLibrary offers an easy, no-hassle approach to e-book access. Simply download the cloudLibrary app at Note: at this time, Cloud Library is not available on Kindle e-ink e-readers.

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

DIGITAL MAGAZINES. Enjoy unlimited access to popular magazine titles on Flipster

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. 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.

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Contact Information

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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


Hours of Operation

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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