FREEPORT — The Freeport Public Library will provide instant digital cards free to those with a cell phone number in the 61032 zip code.

An IDC will provide access to the e-books and e-audio books available through the Online Media of Northern Illinois consortium. OverDrive is offering this to all OMNI libraries at no cost to the libraries or the patrons. Cards will be good for twelve months from the issue date.

A digital card will still be available for those who have no library card or are outside of the official municipal taxing region of the library.

To sign up, go to the library's website at and click on the "Ebook Access" button. You will be prompted to submit your mobile telephone number. Once approved, the Libby app may be downloaded to a computer, tablet or phone.

For information: 815-233-3000.