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eBooks: Smartphone/Tablet

Basic Information

Basic Information

  • You can check out as many digital comics as you'd like, with no waiting!  Titles are kept on your computer/device for 7 days and can be redownloaded.
  • Titles are automatically deleted at the end of the borrowing period, so there are never any late fees for digital materials!
  • You can browse the comics you've checked out in the past, so you never need to worry about forgetting what titles yo've already read!
  • Digital comics cannot be checked out from other libraries, and cannot be checked out by anyone who does not have a Waukegan Library card in good standing.

Contact the Reference Department

Need help?  Contact the Reference Department for direct assistance with downloading library materials to your device!

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Not a Waukegan card holder?

You need an active Waukegan Public Library card to download digital materials. If you live in Waukegan and don’t have a library card, get one! If you live outside Waukegan, try contacting your home library to learn about their eBook collection.

Comics Plus

1. Create a Comics Plus account.

Visit the Comics Plus website at  Enter your library card number and fill out the required information.

2. Download Comics Plus app

Open your app store and download the free Comics Plus for Libraries app.  Open the app and tap the Settings button in the bottom right corner.

NOTE: The Comics Plus for Libraries app is not the same as the regular Comics Plus app.  Make sure to download the library version.

3. Log in with your Comics Plus account.

Tap Log In/Sign Up at the top of the screen.  Search for the Waukegan Public Library and tap on the name.  Enter your Comics Plus account information and tap Log In

5. Search for a title

Tap the Featured button in the bottom left corner.  You're now ready to search for a title!  Browse the in-app collections, or tap the Search button in the top right corner to look for a particular title.

Let's search for the Lumberjanes series.  Tap Check Out for the title you want.

6. Begin reading.

Your title should start downloading automatically.  Tap Read Now to begin reading.  You can download as many titles as you'd like, and each title is checked out for 7 days.

8. Manage your titles.

Tap My Comics at the bottom of the screen to view the current titles on your device, as well as any previously downloaded titles in your cloud.

9. Delete a title.

To delete a title, navigate to My Comics and tap and hold the cover of the title you'd like to delete.  Release after a second and the title information should appear.  Tap the trash can icon in the bottom right corner and then tap OK to delete.

NOTE: The title will still show up as a grayed-out cover image when you view the titles added to the cloud.

Need help? Contact the Reference Desk at 847-623-2041 x238 or ! If you have a laptop or a mobile device, you can also bring in your device to the Reference Desk for in-person assistance.