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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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Download eBooks, Audiobooks, digital magazines, and stream video.

What's available
  • eBooks - 106,000+ titles
  • eAudiobooks - 30,000+ titles
  • Streaming video - 4,000+ titles
  • Magazines - 100+ titles
  • Spanish Materials - 1,700+ titles

Download OverDrive App

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Download Libby

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Download audiobooks to your Android, Apple or Desktop Computer.

What's available

Audiobooks - 37,000+ titles

Download RB Digital App

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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

Download Kanopy App

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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.

What's available
  • Digital Magazines - 100 titles

Download Flipster App

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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

Download Tumblebooks App

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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 America's News, Special Reports & Hot Topics from around the nation. 

What's available
  • Houston Chronicle - 2017 to current editions

Here you'll find eBooks on technology ranging from basic computer use to more advanced topics for programmers, coders and other IT professionals. There is a limit of 5 simultaneous users for this resource.


What's available

45000+ technology, digital media, and business books and videos online

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

Video Tutorials: 

Searching EBSCO eBooks

Reading EBSCO eBooks

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Downloading EBSCO eBooks to Your Mobile Device


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