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Downloads and apps

The Barrington Area Library is offering more free, downloadable resources than ever before. You'll need a valid Barrington Area Library card to use these services. Come in today and get a card and you'll immediately reap the benefit of free, downloadable e-books, audiobooks, music and magazines! Note that all of these services provide free apps for your favorite device - so you really can take the library everywhere.

You've got the device but need help getting started? Take one or several of our free workshops! See the calendar and register online.


Owl iLibrary app: this free app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices allows you to search our library collections, place holds, renew items and manage your account while on the go.

Download, install, open, then select "Barrington Library" from the list of libraries. Log in with your library card number and PIN and you're good to go.

Get the app for iPhone/iPad.

Get the app for Android.



3M Cloud Library: Download e-books to your PC/Mac, smart phone or favorite e-reader. (Download special instructions for Kindle Fire users via this link.) We're adding new 3M titles all the time for kids, teens and adults - and now you can look them up and download them right from our library catalog!

Want to see what's available? Browse our 3M Cloud Library now.

Get the free NOOK app.
Get the free iPad/iPhone app.


Freegal: Download five songs per week from a database of popular and classical music.

Get the FREE Freegal app for iPhone and iPad.

Get the FREE Freegal app for Android.


Mango Languages: Learn a new language: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese; as well as English for Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish speakers and dozens of other choices.

Get the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app.

Get the Android app


OneClickdigital: Thousands of audiobooks for kids and adults are available through the OneClickdigital collection. Use your BALibrary card to create a free account, then start downloading today.

Get the FREE OneClickdigital iPhone app.

Get the FREE OneClickdigital Android app.


OverDrive: Audiobooks and ebooks for portable media devices. 

iOS7 users: having trouble opening the app after your upgrade? Follow these instructions from OverDrive.

Get the app for Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad and other formats.

App now available for NOOK, too!

Get step-by-step instructions for downloading OverDrive books.


Zinio: Download and read popular magazines like Chicago, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, NewsweekEconomist and many others. It's as easy as setting up your free account. Download step-by-step instructions in PDF or Word doc.
NEW - back issues are now available for many of our Zinio titles. Subscribe to your favorites on Zinio and you'll see which back issues are available. Back issue availability is based on when the library began its subscription to that title through Zinio.

Get the FREE Zinio app for Android.

Get the FREE Zinio app for iPhone and iPad. | See a PDF list of titles available on Zinio.


Need help getting started with these resources? Ask at the Adult Services or Youth Services desk or look for free workshops on our events calendar.