eBooks

Albany Public Library is proud to be able to offer members access to eBooks. This service allows you to browse, reserve, borrow and return items without any need to pay us a visit and is totally free, just like the rest of your membership.

Currently we offer eBooks through the Libby and BorrowBox platforms. The selection varies from the physical stock we offer so items available in the Library may not be available as an eBook and vice versa.

To access these resources you will need to enter your Library card barcode and password.

If you have a question about eAudiobooks or have been advised to get in touch with us by Support, please contact us

BorrowBox

You can access the BorrowBox website by clicking here. The BorrowBox app is available from the App Store (Apple iOS) and Google Play (Android).

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Ready to get started on BorrowBox? Download the easy to follow guide or watch this helpful video.

hoopla

Your library card gives you access to over 925,000 instantly downloadable titles including audiobooks, ebooks, comics, music, movies, and TV.

Content can be streamed from any computer via the hoopla website or downloaded onto a mobile device using the hoopla digital app for iOS and Android, use this helpful guide to get started.

What's in it for you?

  • More downloadable or streamable content, available for free!
  • Content always available 24/7
  • Borrow 6 items per calendar month
  • Instant returns, no overdues
  • 21 day loans for ebooks, audiobooks and comics
  • 7 day loans for music albums
  • 3 day loans for TV and movies
  • Kids mode available (content for kids 12 and under)
  • hoopla BingePass gives you unlimited access to great online content - with a single borrow!
  • Browse by collections, genre, formats, and more

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Need help with your hoopla? Access support here: hoopla Help

Libby

Libby is a whole new way to access OverDrive. The same great content, with a more intuitive interface and an award winning app. Don't want to use the app? You can also access it from your computer browser: Libby
Ready to get started on Libby? An easy to follow guide can be downloaded here, or watch this helpful video guide below. The Libby app is available from the App Store (Apple iOS) and Google Play (Android). 
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You can access support for Libby here: Libby Help

If you have a question about eBooks or have been advised to get in touch with us by Support, please contact us

Libby Kids

Looking for children's content? Libby has ways to limit content to be child friendly, making it really easy to browse the app and find great books, audiobooks, and magazines to download.

Access the Libby Kids Collection here