Books & Music

Click on the titles below to learn more. Follow the links in the drop downs to access PPL’s spectacular resources!

Visit Alliance Digital Media to access a fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library.

  • Children and Adults
  • E-Books and Audiobooks
  • Download to computer, e-reader, tablet, or mobile device

AudioBook Cloud is an online audio book library collection of streaming audio books for schools and libraries. A subscription to AudioBookCloud gives you unlimited remote access to your audio book collection.

  • Children and Adults
  • Fiction and nonfiction audiobooks in English and Spanish
  • Play continuously on your computer

Check out Axis 360 and download eBooks and eAudiobooks from Peoria Public Library! Use the app or read in your browser on your computer! It’s simple – just download the free app from your store on your device, find Peoria Public Library, and log in using your library card number and PIN. For help,  watch the instructional video, at the eRead Illinois YouTube channel.

The Axis 360 app is compatible with:
Android (including Nook tablets and Kobo tablets)
Kindle Fire/Kindle Fire HD
Windows (PC)

Freegal offers music for free download. PPL cardholders can download up to 3 individual songs per week. Files are downloaded in an MP3 format and can then be played, transferred or burned onto a CD. The site contains thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums and hundreds of thousands of songs, all owned by Sony Music Entertainment.

  • Stream up to three hours of music per day
  • Download five songs per week to keep
  • Thousands of songs from top hits to classics in every genre
  • Download the app and listen on your mobile device

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

  • A digital streaming service with nearly 800,000 titles
  • E-books, audio books, comics, movies, television and music
  • No late fees and content is accessible at your convenience
Browse, search, and discover thousands of ebooks and audiobooks, hand-selected by your library, available for reading. Explore the collection through catalog guides, subjects, featured titles, and curated lists. Download the Libby app today.

  • Provides access to a broad array of audio books
  • No late fees, and a digital platform means content is accessible at your convenience
  • No limit on how many titles you can check out

TeenBook Cloud – is an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.

  • Ages 8 to 12 years
  • Ebooks, audiobooks, and videos
  • Play continuously on your computer

Visit TumbleBook Cloud.  An online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.

  • Ages 12 to Adult
  • Ebooks, read-alongs, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks
  • Play continuously on your computer or iPad
Visit TumbleBook Library. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book (and some classics) which you can read, or have read to you.

  • Ages 3 to 10 years
  • Storybooks, read alongs, educational videos, nonfiction, language learning, puzzles, and games
  • Play continuously on your computer
You can call (309) 497-2000 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday to get help from Peoria Public Library Reference staff.

You can also email questions to Peoria Public Library staff anytime using our Ask a Librarian form.  Library staff will respond as soon as possible (generally within one business day).

Or stop in and talk to a REAL person at any one of our library locations!