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HCPL's online resources allow you to stream movies and download ebooks, audiobooks, comics, magazines & movies on mobile devices and desktop computers, plus you can do research on almost any topic, learn a new language, get custom reading recommendations and lots more!

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eBooks, eAudio, Digital Magazines & more. Also available are materials in world languages such as Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Vietnamese & more.

What's available
  • eBooks - 145,000+ titles
  • eAudiobooks - 52,000+ titles
  • Streaming video - 4,000+ titles
  • Magazines - 3,900+ titles
  • World Language Materials - 5,000+ titles

Download the Libby App

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Linkedin Learning (formerly is an on-demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career. Mobile-responsive for smart phones & tablets.

Now available through the LinkedIn Learning app. HCPL's Library ID is hcplPlease click here for answers to frequently asked questions. 


What's available

16,000+ online courses in 7 languages.

Expert instructors with real-world experience.

60+ new courses added each week.

Courses cover: leadership, project management, mental wellness, sales, job hunting, cloud computing, python, excel, data science, digital marketing, photography, videography, 3D and animation, CAD & more!

Now available through the LinkedIn Learning app. HCPL's Library ID is hcplPlease click here for answers to frequently asked questions. 


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Kanopy is a streaming video service focusing on critically-acclaimed documentaries, foreign films & classic cinema. 

What's available
  • Streaming video - 26,000+ movies

Descarga la aplicación Kanopy

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Freegal® Music offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. Unlimited streaming and three downloads per week. 

What's available
  • 15 million songs
  • Over 40,000 music videos.
  • Unlimited streaming
  • Three downloads per week.


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The magazines you know and love, available digitally. 

TIP: When logging in on the Flipster app choose "Harris Co Public Library" rather than your local branch to make sure your library card number is recognized. 

What's available
  • Digital Magazines - over 75 titles

Download Flipster App

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Our teams have been working relentlessly on restoring operations and we are now able to process and release current newspapers and magazines, however, we continue to scale these systems back to their full capacity.

To get your favorite publications available as fast as possible, we are prioritizing titles from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and we’ll then process publications from the Americas and, finally, Asia. All this is to ensure timely delivery of the latest issues in each publication’s time zone, which is our highest priority now more than ever. Both text view and other interactive features such as text-to-speech and translation will be available.

We will continue to share updates as they become available. Once again, thank you for your trust, patience and collaboration as we work hard to restore operations.


Get unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world's top newspapers and magazines as soon as they're available on shelves.

No limits on downloads.

Read in your browser or via the free PressReader app. 

How-To Guides and How-To Videos to get you started. 


What's available

Over 7000 national and international newspapers and magazines in digital format. 


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Electronic books for children in English, Spanish & French

What's available
  • Books - 1,400+ titles
  • Language Learning - 120+ items
  • Read Along - 90+ titles
  • Graphic Novels - 60+ titles
  • Spanish Materials available

Descarga la aplicación Tumblebooks

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Here you'll find Houston Chronicle articles from 10/29/1985 to the present. Digital image edition available from 10/24/2017 to present.  Also included is the Texas Newspaper collection, America's News, Special Reports & Hot Topics from around the nation. 

What's available
  • Houston Chronicle 
  • Weekly community publications
  • Texas Newspaper Collection
  • America's News

Here you'll find technology eBooks, interactive learning courses and more ranging from basic computer use to more advanced topics for programmers, coders and other IT professionals. 


What's available

35,000+ books
30,000+ hours of video
Curated learning paths, case studies and more
New and exclusive content from 200+ publishers and resource centers



Search for and read thousands of books online, many of which can be downloaded.

Video Tutorials: Reading EBSCO eBooks Downloading EBSCO eBooks to Your Mobile Device


What's available
  • High-quality titles in eBook format. Some available for download

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One of the great things about library work is that you're surrounded by shelf after shelf of books, movies, music--the whole range of human expression past and present--all day long.