E-Resource Assistance

E-Resource Assistance

The Sycamore Public Library offers multiple options for your technology needs. We currently provide “no-appointment-necessary-drop-in” basic tablet and smartphone assistance as well as monthly tech help programs. We specialize in e-books, e-magazines, and remote printing-but are willing to help you in any way we can!

Also, check out our calendar for the dates of our drop-in tech support and computer classes. We are constantly updating our offerings, so make sure to check the calendar often.

eBooks and eAudio

The Sycamore Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic audiobooks and eBooks, available 24/7 from OMNI as well as E-Read Illinois. You can browse the collections, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. In addition, OMNI also offers many popular movie and TV show options to stream to you device! 

Need help downloading e-books and e-audio books from the Library? Stop by for some one-on-one help to get comfortable with your new device and the library E-book process. Whether it’s a Nook, a Kindle, an iPad or an iPod, or just about any kind of tablet, e-reader, smart phone or mp3 player, we can show you how to download books for free. No appointment is necessary.  Please bring your device and any cables that came with it.

Overdrive: OMNI CatalogOverdrive App OMNI HelpAdobe Digital Editions Download

E-Read Illinois: E-Read Illiinois Catalog E-Read Illinois HelpE-Read Apps

eMagazines

There are many eMagazine titles for you to download and read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. All you need is a Sycamore Library Card and a few minutes to set up your Zinio accounts. We recommend that you take a few moments to read the User Guide as you set up your account as there are a few steps that are easy but a little confusing. You must set up two accounts. The first one is to verify that you have a Sycamore library card and it sets you up as a Sycamore Library Zinio patron. The second one is to join Zinio.com so the magazines will actually download on your devices. Once you have the two accounts set up, getting magazines is as easy as a click of the button.

Sycamore Library Zinio Zinio Help

Illinois Talking Books

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and the Illinois State Library’s Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) strive to ensure that all may read by providing eligible patrons access to NLS materials regardless of age, economic circumstances, or technical expertise. To find out more, click on the button below. 

Visit the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center website!