Houston Public Library and its partners EBSCOnet E-books, Gale Virtual Reference Library, OneClickdigital and Overdrive are excited to offer downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and videos to our customers. Please note that Overdirve has recently made changes to their website that have caused some issues with checking out ebooks when using Internet Explorer 9. We suggest that you try to use IE 8, Google Chrome or Firefox. We appreciate your patience as we work with Overdrive to resolve this issue.
The library's downloadable collection is also accessible from the Houston Public Library Catalog using the search options.
Note: You must have a valid library card with less than $10.00 in fines to download these resources. Login to My Account to check on your card’s expiration date and any fines you may owe.
- Bestselling audiobooks from a variety of publishers.
- Adult and juvenile downloadable video offerings.
- A selection of popular e-books for all ages.
- Check-out Periods: ebooks and audiobooks (14 days), videos (7 days).
Comprehensive resource for e-book related questions, including advice on choosing an e-reader to troubleshooting e-book downloads. E-books for Everyone is a current grant project funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and coordinated by theHouston Area Library Automated Network.
Over 3,000 iPod compatible downloadable audiobook titles. Includes classic and new fiction and nonfiction titles. Please note titles offered by OneClickdigital are the same titles that were offered by EBSCO Audiobooks. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we can no longer offer EBSCO Audiobooks.
Read e-books on all subjects including some vocational textbooks, technical manuals, and Texas history.
Note: downloadable e-books available by remote use only.
Browse non-fiction titles on topics including biography, business, the environment, history, law, social sciences, medicine, religion, the sciences, and multicultural studies.
Learn how to use ebooks from the Library's collection. We'll show you how to search for titles, authors and download them to your particular device.
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