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Albany Public Library is proud to be able to offer members digital access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, Comics, Video Streaming, TV, and Music. These services allow you to browse, reserve, borrow and return items online, from the comfort of your home, car, or wherever you have internet access. All resources are totally free, just like the rest of your library membership.

Across all the platforms, the selection varies from the physical stock we offer so items available in the Library may not be available as an eResource and vice versa. All platforms can be accessed by an app, or by internet browser. 

To access these resources you will need to enter your Library card barcode at a minimum, and some require a password.

If you have any questions about eResources or have been advised to get in touch with us by Support, please contact us


Two smart phones and tablet device featuring Borrowbox titles

BorrowBox

Enjoy the best collection of eAudiobooks & eBooks on your mobile device wherever you go, whenever you want, with BorrowBox library app. BorrowBox offers:

  • Thousands of bestselling eAudiobooks & eBooks
  • Plenty of Australian and UK titles
  • Available 24/7
  • 14 day loan period
  • Check-out up to 6 eBook & 6 eAudio titles at once
  • Compatible with smartphones, tablets, and personal computers
  • Titles automatically return — no late fees!
  • BorrowBox makes it easy to browse, borrow and read or listen to your library’s eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines anywhere, and everywhere. You can access the BorrowBox website by clicking here. Need more help to get started? Download our easy to follow guide
  • BorrowBox app available from App Store (Apple) & Google Play (Android)
    Apple StoreGoogle Play Store

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
  • Need help with your hoopla? Access support here: hoopla Help
  • hoopla app available from the App Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android)
    Apple StoreGoogle Play Store

Libby

Thousands of eBook, eAudiobook and eMagazine titles are available online with Libby. Download to a PC, MAC,  eReader, smartphone or tablet device. Libby offers:
  • Thousands of bestselling eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines
  • Check-out up to 10 titles at once, and place holds on 5
  • Available 24/7
  • Unlimited eMagazine downloads of Australian and International titles, including back issues
  • Kids eReading Room for children
  • Titles automatically return — no late fees!
  • You can access support for Libby here: Libby Help
  • Access the Libby website here
  • Ready to get started on Libby? An easy to follow guide can be downloaded here, or watch this helpful video guide.
  • Libby App available from App Store (Apple) & Google Play (Android)
    Apple StoreGoogle Play Store

Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming platform for public libraries delivering one of the largest collections of feature and films, classic cinema, documentaries, bingeable series and more, online or through an app.

Kanopy offers

  • 30,000 + films and documentaries
  • 8 tickets per library card, per calendar month
  • Unlimited access to Kanopy Kids titles
  • Features include captions, transcripts, clip creation, and playlist creation
  • Videos can be viewed on a range of devices and platforms including Roku, Apple, Android, and Windows
  • Access the Kanopy website here
  • Get support from Kanopy here
  • Kanopy App available from App Store (Apple) & Google Play (Android)
    Apple StoreGoogle Play Store