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Read, watch, listen online with Effingham Public Library
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Read, watch, listen online with Effingham Public Library


EFFINGHAM — The Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library is closed through April 30 due to the state’s stay at home order. However, the library is still able to supply thousands of online books and entertainment options to the community, many of which do not need a library card.

Online book collections that need a library card feature eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby or Cloud Library. Hoopla provides even more media options with books, movies, music and graphic novels.

Go to to learn how to download any of these apps.

Online book collections that do not currently need a library card include: Tumblebooks, TeenBookCloud, RomanceBookCloud, AudioBookCloud and Abdo Digital Bookshelfs, Grades PreK through 12. A full list of these resources is also available on the Library’s website at

A list of free entertainment and educational resources that anyone can access online can be found at

Free online self-paced computer classes and course are available through Webucator, these courses include all Microsoft Office Programs like Excel and Word.

Effingham City Residents can still apply for a library card online and get full access to all online collections. Information and a link to the application is available at

As a city-funded library, Effingham City residents have paid for their library card through their property taxes. Those living outside the city may apply for a non-resident library card. Library staff will respond to each application and explain next steps.

If you have questions, call and leave a message at the library 217-342-2464 or email

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