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! It's easy to get started-- just download the Libby app or use it in your web browser at Libbyapp.com

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World-class music instruction from master musicians! From introductory to advanced lessons, you can learn: 

  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • And more!

Available in the Libby app under Extras, or just click here!

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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 eBook service for Portsmouth Patrons. Download books to your  phone or computer. Freading supports Apple, Android, and Windows operating systems. Visit the website here.

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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. All you need are 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.

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Unlimited reading of 5,000+ magazines, newspapers, and journals across 40+ categories, all through your library membership! Visit the website and login with your email and library card number here.