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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

App store link Google play link is an on-demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career. Mobile-responsive for smart phones & tablets. NOTICE: will be temporarily unavailable on 2/25 as we are upgraded to LinkedIn Learning. Please click here for answers to frequently asked questions. 

What's available

Unlimited access. Choose from more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics.

Relevant recommendations. Explore the most in-demand skills based on your interests.

Expert instruction. Learn from industry leaders, all in one place.

Convenient learning. Access courses on your schedule from any desktop or mobile device. 

Helpful resources. Reinforce new knowledge with quizzes, exercise files and coding practice windows. 

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 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.

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Downloading EBSCO eBooks to Your Mobile Device


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