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!
Looking for Research Databases? Check out our Electronic Resources
Download eBooks, Audiobooks, digital magazines, and stream video.
- eBooks - 106,000+ titles
- eAudiobooks - 30,000+ titles
- Streaming video - 4,000+ titles
- Magazines - 100+ titles
- Spanish Materials - 1,700+ titles
Linkedin Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is an on-demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career. Mobile-responsive for smart phones & tablets. Please click here for answers to frequently asked questions on the upgrade from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning.
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!
Kanopy is a streaming video service focusing on critically-acclaimed documentaries, foreign films & classic cinema.
- Streaming video - 26,000+ movies
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.
- 15 million songs
- Over 40,000 music videos.
- Unlimited streaming
- Three downloads per week.
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.
- Digital Magazines - over 75 titles
Electronic books for children in English, Spanish & French
- Books - 1,400+ titles
- Language Learning - 120+ items
- Read Along - 90+ titles
- Graphic Novels - 60+ titles
- Spanish Materials available
Over 7000 national and international newspapers and magazines in digital format.
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.
- 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.
30,000+ hours of video
Curated learning paths, case studies and more
New and exclusive content from 200+ publishers and resource centers