Colchester District Library is participating in the eRead Illinois Program, designed to increase access to e-books across Illinois. Illinois Heartland Library Systemand Reaching Across Illinois Library System have partnered with the Illinois State Library and Baker & Taylor to provide this access. eRead Illinois is a two year statewide program designed to increase access to e-books for Illinois residents and grow e-book expertise among library staff, library system staff, and Illinois residents. Initial funding for eRead Illinois was provided by aa grantfrom Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White through the Illinois State Library. Axis 360 is a digital media platform, providing libraries and their patrons with a state-of-the-art system for circulating digital e-books from the eRead Illinois shared collection for Illinois libraries. Patrons at libraries participating in eRead Illinois will the cloud-based delivery across a number ofdevices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK® and Sony ReaderTM devices, and many more.

You can access Axis 360 Digital Media Library via this url:

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WE ALSO HAVE WIRELESS Inet access–just come in and ask for the password!


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Current Board Members:  Wanda Utter, President; Nancy Altenbern, Vice President; Craig Rigg, Secretary; Steve Altenbern, Treasurer; Jeff Denney, Trustee; Rachel Louderman, Trustee and Nicole Weaver, Trustee.

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