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eBooks & Audiobooks

OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks

Thousands of digital titles available for download directly to your computer or mobile device.

Hoopla Streaming Media

Movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, and comics for online streaming or download to mobile devices, with no waiting lists.

RBDigital

Over 20,000 Audiobooks to stream or download and full-color popular magazines available for online reading or download to mobile devices.

Movies & Music

Kanopy

Kanopy includes acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers.

Hoopla Streaming Media

Movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, and comics for online streaming or download to mobile devices, with no waiting lists.

Magazines & Newspapers

RBDigital

Over 20,000 Audiobooks to stream or download and full-color popular magazines available for online reading or download to mobile devices.

PressReader

Color full-page and article reproductions of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers and magazines from the last three months.

eBook News

Macmillan eBook Embargo

Changes by publishers may impact your ability to find eBook titles. We have tried to answer some questions you may have.

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OverDrive

  • You can borrow up to ten titles from OverDrive at a single time. These do not count toward the limit of seventy-five physical loans at a time on your library card.

  • OverDrive lends ebooks and audiobooks for up to fourteen days. If you prefer, you can select shorter loan periods for each format individually in your account.

    In some cases, the loan period is set by the publisher and will vary from the above. When this happens, the loan period will be displayed at checkout.

  • You can have up to ten titles on hold in OverDrive.

Hoopla

  • Yes, so long as you have a physical BPL card or an eCard.

  • Hoopla can be used in a web browser at hoopladigital.com or with its app on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. You will need your library card number and an email address to get started.

  • You can check out ten items from Hoopla per calendar month.

RBDigital

  • Anyone with a physical BPL card or an eCard can check out RBDigital magazines and audiobooks.

    Apply for an eCard.

  • Indefinitely. Magazine issues do not need to be returned.

    Audiobooks can be checked out for twenty-one days and renewed for an additional fourteen days.

  • Magazine checkouts are unlimited. You can have 10 audiobooks checked out at one time.

    Access RBDigital

Kanopy

  • No. At this time, Kanopy videos can only be streamed online, with an active internet connection. You cannot watch videos with mobile data.

  • Play credits reset on the 1st of the month.  Once you have used your 4 credits, you will not be able to play any films until the new month starts. On the 1st, you will have 4 new play credits. Unused play credits do not carry over to the next month.

  • Because Kanopy provides all of the titles, please contact Kanopy directly to suggest titles. The BPL cannot accommodate these requests.

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