BiblioBoard Library

BiblioBoard Library Content Includes

About BiblioBoard Library

Anyone who is physically in Illinois can access the content RAILS provides on BiblioBoard Library without a login. Users are authenticated through the IP address of their computer or GPS coordinates of their mobile device.

Because BiblioBoard authenticates by the user's location, visiting the website or opening the app gives you access to e-books without needing to enter a library card number or other login. Unlimited checkouts and no return periods give readers instant access to all titles all the time.

Readers also may create a BiblioBoard account profile and login. An account allows access to BiblioBoard Library while outside of Illinois, as well as the ability to download content for offline reading and to add bookmarks and notes.

Access BiblioBoard Library through:

RAILS for Schools

RAILS for Schools is a special BiblioBoard page just for schools and school-aged users. Access the RAILS for Schools BiblioBoard page by visiting

This page provides streamlined access to educational content, including:

The RAILS for Schools BiblioBoard site also restricts access to all other content found on our main BiblioBoard site.

Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) Compliance

To complete your school's SOPPA compliance documentation for the BiblioBoard Library of Illinois and/or RAILS for Schools e-content collection, please complete the following:

Open Educational Resources (OERs)

The BiblioBoard Library provides access to a collection of Open Educational Resource materials for unlimited use and download. Discover over 100 scholarly journals and books covering a variety of fields, including anthropology, gender studies, health and medicine, history, music and performing arts, political science, religious studies, and more. The OER collection includes resources from:

Marketing Materials

BiblioBoard Library

Recovering the Classics Cover Images

Recovering the Classics brings modern covers to some of the most popular titles in the public domain. We've partnered with them to make the cover designs available for our libraries to use on marketing materials and promotional items that will be given away free of charge. For access to the graphics file and more information, go to Using Recovering the Classics Images (login required).

MARC Records

MARC records for items in the collection are available to libraries. For questions about loading MARC records into your catalog, contact the system manager of your integrated library system (ILS) or your ILS vendor.

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