BiblioBoard Library

RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) has partnered with BiblioLabs to bring a collection of e-books that are available to any Illinois resident.

The BiblioBoard platform features four collections:

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

BiblioBoard Library provides geolocation-based authentication through the IP address of your computer or GPS coordinates of your mobile device. Anyone who is physically in Illinois can access the collection without a login. You can create an account while in Illinois and be able to access the collection outside the state by logging into your account.

You have access to the collections through:

Since BiblioBoard authenticates by geolocation, visiting the website or opening the app will take you directly to the RAILS collections.

We strongly encourage you to create a profile the first time you visit the collection. A BiblioBoard Library profile will allow access to the collections outside of Illinois, as well as the ability to download content for offline reading and to add bookmarks and notes.

You can also go directly to each of the individual collections: