E-Books, Magazines, Music & More

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Portsmouth Public Library card holders are now able to download up to six times per month, movies, TV shows, full music albums, e-books, e-audiobooks and comic books at HooplaDigital.com and on mobile apps. All the offerings from Hoopla are simultaneous access, so no holds. Multiple people can use the same items at the same time.

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Libby, by Overdrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by Overdrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader! Its easy to get started! Just download the Libby app or use it in your web browser at Libbyapp.com

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Digital Public Library of America - Open eBooks

Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for kids. Readers can immediately download some of the most popular works of the past and present, with no costs, no holds, and no late fees. For more information, view the website here

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Ebsco Classic eBooks

These world-class narratives include the works of famous authors such as Dickens, London, Wells and Melville and offer readers some of the most famous stories in history to enjoy in the classroom, at home or on-the-go. To log in click here

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Freading is an E-book service for Portsmouth Patrons, download books to your  phone  or computer including Apple, Android, and Windows. Visit the Freading Website.

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TeenBookCloud offers YA novels and graphic novels with your PPL Library Card. Head to TeenBookCloud.com today.


The Freegal® Music service

Freegal allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia!  

Click to access the online website, or download the free app from either the Apple App or the Google Play store. You only need your library card number and pin to sign in!  There is a 3 weekly download limit, and you can stream 3 items a day!

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Flipster is an e-magazine subscription service. The magazines currently available include the following: 

  • Black Enterprise
  • Black EOE Journal
  • Digital Photography
  • Ebony
  • Essence
  • Hispanic Network
  • Interweave Crochet

Visit the Flipster Website.