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North Riverside Public Library offers access to thousands of eBooks through the Media On Demand service.

What Is Media On Demand?

Media On Demand is a partnership between over 50 suburban libraries that have agreed to share resources in order to make a much larger number of eBooks available to their patrons than any individual library could offer. Media On Demand is hosted by the digital distribution company Overdrive, Inc.

Tips on Using Media On Demand:

Please note that searching for items through Media On Demand is separate from searching for items in the SWAN library catalog. Although some eBooks are displayed in the SWAN catalog, you will need to go to the Media On Demand site in order to check availability and/or place holds on items. To begin searching Media On Demand, visit the site now, or view our instructions on getting started with downloading eBooks.

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Maud's Line

Maud’s Line

Margaret Verble

A debut novel chronicling the life and loves of a headstrong, earthy, and magnetic heroine. Maud’s Line is accessible, sensuous, and vivid. It will sit on the bookshelf alongside novels by Jim Harrison, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and other beloved chroniclers of the American West and its people.


As Close to Us as Breathing

As Close to Us as Breathing

Elizabeth Poliner

A multigenerational family saga about the long-lasting reverberations of one tragic summer. Elizabeth Poliner is a masterful storyteller, a brilliant observer of human nature, and in As Close to Us as Breathing she has created an unforgettable meditation on grief, guilt, and the boundaries of identity and love.


The Crow Girl

The Crow Girl

Erik Axl Sund

In a Stockholm park, the abused body of a boy is discovered. Detective Kihlberg heads the investigation, battling a police force unwilling to devote resources to solving the murder of an immigrant child. But the corpses of two more children proves a serial killer is at large.



The Morning They Came for Us

The Morning They Came for Us

Janine Di Giovanni

Doing for Syria what Imperial Life in the Emerald City did for Iraq, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most brutal conflicts in recent history. Through its unflinching account of a nation on the brink of disintegration, becomes an unforgettable testament to resilience. 


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