eRead Illinois

The Secretary of State and Illinois State Library awarded a $985,219 grant to IHLS and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) for the E-books for Illinois Project, named eRead Illinois. The two-year grant project will increase access to e-books for Illinois residents and grow e-book expertise among library staff, library system staff, and Illinois residents. It includes an e-book collection and the 3M Cloud Library software platform for IHLS SHARE members. IHLS non-SHARE and RAILS member libraries will use the Baker & Taylor Axis 360 software platform. The grant also includes research into a self-hosted model, training, a list of free e-book resources, a website, and assistance to libraries in promoting the project.

Check out the new eRead Illinois website

For more information, please read the most recent eRead Illinois Grant Project FAQ.

Libraries participating in the eRead Illinois Project are welcome to use the following informational resources:



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