River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Our friendly, trained, and professional staff are here to help! If you have a question or run into an issue with any library resources, please stop by the Children’s desk or Adult and Teen Services desk, and we’ll be happy to help. Or call us at (708) 366-5205 or chat with us during library hours. If you need more in-depth assistance getting started, please set up a one-on-one appointment with one of our librarians. To set-up your appointment, call the Adult & Teen Services desk at x 316 or email reference@rflib.org

Stream & Download


Libby is the app for Media On Demand digital reading. Access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines, including the hottest new titles, from your tablet or smartphone.

Getting Started on Libby

hoopla Digital

Stream or download music, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, eComics and eBooks. All titles are instantly available: no waiting, no holds! 12 titles/each month. Get started at the hoopla site or download the app.

hoopla Help Page


Kanopy is a streaming service with more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, educational videos, and TV shows with no holds, no waiting. Get started at the Kanopy site or download the app. Here’s what’s included:

12 monthly downloads
Unlimited plays on Kanopy Kids.
Unlimited checkouts of The Great Courses

Kanopy Help Page

The New York Times

You need a New York Times account to get access. If you don’t have an account, create one at no charge.

Inside the Library

Just log in to your NYTimes.com account and start reading.

Outside the Library

Get a remote access code, good for 24 hours. Enter your library barcode, redeem the access code, and log in to your New York Times account. When your time ends you can return here for a new code.

Online Learning

Mango Languages

Offers over 60 interactive foreign-language courses and 17 English as a Second Language courses for ESL students. Great for beginners and those wanting to learn a new language for traveling purposes. Each Mango lesson incorporates vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

See how it works

Consumer Reports

Find product ratings, reviews, recommendation & buying advice for home, health, cars, electronics, etc. This is full digital access to the web content associated with Consumer Reports magazine.

Online Resources

Academic Search Premier

Full-text articles to support research in science, engineering, physics, technology, religion, and philosophy. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

Forest Leaves

Search back issues of the Oak Leaves and Forest Leaves. Years 1902-2014 are available. However, 1910, 1922-1939, and 1990 are not included.