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  • Information about eBooks (Overdrive) Overdrive - ebooks and audiobooks


    Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. You’ll find bestsellers, longtime favorites, new discoveries, and titles by your favorite authors for your smartphone, tablet, Kindle, eReader, PC, or Mac. (How-to guide)

  • Information about Zinio Zinio


    Magazines galore! Download current issues of your favorite magazine to read on your computer, phone, or tablet. Mobile users must register for a Zinio account on this site to create their username and password, then download the Zinio app from your app store and sign in. Zinio help and FAQs

  • Information about OneClick Digital OneClick Digital

    OneClick Digital

    Downloadable audiobook titles you won’t find on Overdrive as well as many great classics audiobooks. Free software or app is required to use OneClick Digital.

  • Information about Overdrive – Kid’s eReading Room Overdrive - Kid's eReading Room

    Overdrive – Kid’s eReading Room

    Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks for young readers. Here you will find familiar favorites like Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Magic Treehouse, as well as picture books, chapter books, and audiobooks selected by our children's librarians.

  • Information about eBooks (TumbleBooks) TumbleBooks


    An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are streaming media, not downloadable ebooks. To access TumbleBooks, you will need an internet connection and computer or device with a Flash-compatible web browser.

  • Information about eBooks (Freading) Freading


    Downloadable ebooks with no waiting lists! Find books in all genres by popular authors.

  • Information about eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary) eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)

    eBooks on EBSCOhost

    Approximately 17,000 electronic books in all subject areas from careers to classics to Cliffs notes.

  • Information about eBooks (Project Gutenberg) Project Gutenberg eBooks

    Project Gutenberg eBooks

    A curated collection of 34,000 downloadable ebooks in epub format. These classic titles are out-of-copyright. That means no waiting lists or restrictions!

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  • Information about Hoopla Hoopla


    Stream movies, TV, music, and audiobooks to your computer or mobile device with Hoopla! You can stream 10 digital items a month for free with your Free Library card. Learn more about Hoopla, our policies, or get technical help with these Hoopla FAQs.

  • Information about IndieFlix IndieFlix


    Stream indie shorts, film festival selections, classics, and forgotten gems to your computer or mobile device.

  • Information about Overdrive Overdrive


    You know Overdrive is our top source for ebooks and audiobooks, but did you know we’re also building a great collection of streaming movies there as well? From Hollywood gems to little known favorites, there’s something for everyone.

  • Information about Input Input


    Input was a local Philadelphia panel discussion program, airing Sunday mornings from 1968 through early 1971, hosted by Marion Stokes & John S. Stokes, Jr. It was a groundbreaking series, featuring academics, community, and religious leaders and artists from the Philadelphia area, with a focus on social justice and progressive thinking.

Streaming music delivers audio directly to your computer, instead of downloading a song and waiting - you can listen instantly!