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The HCPL Digital Media suite of services allows patrons/ library card holders to stream movies and download audiobooks, ebooks, comics, magazines & movies on a mobile device or desktop computers!

Digital Media Apps

The HCPL Digital Media App Suite allows library card holders to:

Read Magazines from Flipster

Watch Movies on Kanopy & Overdrive

Listen to AudioBooks from RbDigital & Overdrive

Read Comics, Graphic Novels and e-Books on Overdrive

Take a class on Kanopy

Read along & Play on Tumblebooks

HCPL Digital Media Apps are 3rd party apps loaded with content that you can access with your HCPL card information. Select and download the apps and login in with your HCPL library card information to access the content. Available on iOS and Android devices

About our Digital Media:



OverDrive/ Libby is our most comprehensive digital service offering everything from current bestsellers, graphic novels to classics for kids and adults in eBook, audio-book, read-a-longs, & video formats. 

Visit HCPL's OverDrive Collection

What’s available:

  • eBooks - 31,000+ titles
  • Audiobooks - 7,000+ titles
  • Streaming video - 400+ titles
  • Spanish Materials - 700+ titles

Download Overdrive  App Store | Google Play

Download Libby App Store | Google Play

Having trouble? Visit Overdrive Support

RB Digital

RBdigital is another source of electronic audiobooks to download or stream from your mobile or desktop computer. The titles available on this platform are different from the titles in our other services.

Visit RBdigital

What’s available: Audiobooks - 7,000+ titles

Download RB Digital  App Store | Google Play

Having trouble? Visit RB Digital Support

Kanopy App

Kanopy is a streaming video service focusing on critically-acclaimed documentaries, foreign films & classic cinema. Kanopy also offers access to the Great Courses video library. Great Courses are in-depth video courses taught by the world’s most renowned experts on that subject.

Visit Kanopy

What’s available:

  • Streaming video - 26,000+ movies
  • Great Courses - 2,500+ videos

Download Kanopy  App Store | Google Play

Having trouble? Visit Kanopy Support


Flipster is our downloadable magazine service. Save space in your bag by downloading magazines onto a mobile device, this service is perfect for travel!

Visit Flipster

What’s available: Digital Magazines - 140+ titles

The loan period varies on the title. Weekly titles last for 3 days. The expiration date is listed on each magazine cover.

Download Flipster App Store | Google Play

Having trouble? Visit Flipster Support


TumbleBooks is our children’s digital media app that gives children access to children’s books, graphic novels videos and games. Children have the choice to read the story themselves or to select a Read Along! A great fun and educational app for kids who love using mobile devices.

Visit TumbleBooks

What’s available:

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

Download Tumblebooks  App Store | Google Play

Having trouble? Visit TumbleBooks Support

Newsbank logo

Newsbank is a database service that allows users to read or download current and archival editions of the Houston Chronicle via text or through their innovative image format. The image format selection of the Chronicle, allows for readers to experience the newspaper as they would, if it had been delivered to their door. All sections of the newspaper are available including; ads, blogs, comics, online articles & obituaries.

Access Newsbank

What’s available: Houston Chronicle - 2017 to current editions

No loan period, but users can only access this service through the HCPL website & clicking on Databases.Having trouble? Visit Newsbank Support


Safari Books Online Logo


Safari Books Online is the premier electronic reference library for programmers and IT professionals. Note: There is a limit of five simultaneous users for this resource.

Access Safari Books Online

What's available: 45000+ technology, digital media, and business books and videos online

Having trouble? Visit Safari Books Online Support

EBSCO host logo

EBSCO eBook Collection Search for and read thousands of books online, some can be downloaded (formerly NetLibrary).

Access EBSCO eBook Collection

What's available: High-quality titles in eBook and eAudiobook formats. Some available for download

Having trouble? Visit EBSCO Support