FAQs for Readers

Warning to readers:

Popup Picks is a fantastic way to get a healthy dose of quality reading each day. However, we ask readers to recognize that reading can become addictive. Please use discretion and avoid Popup Picks — and reading in general — during inappropriate situations, like while operating a motor vehicle or when your supervisor is talking to you. Thank you for reading responsibly.

What is Popup Picks?

Popup Picks is your way to access free eBooks for your enlightenment and entertainment. No matter what you crave — cookbooks to comics, quick political reads or long historical novels — satisfy your literary appetite anytime, anywhere.

Where do these eBooks come from?

These eBooks are provided by top publishers passionate about books being available on your terms through your public library. Many of our eBooks come from the Independent Publishers Group’s diverse selection of high-quality titles.

Do I need a library card to read these ebooks?

It depends on where you live. If you live in Illinois, it’s super easy to access Popup Picks by geolocation.

Dozens of other libraries across the country participate in Popup Picks as well, but will require your library card to login and enjoy these curated eBooks.

Not sure if your library has Popup Picks?