Digital Resources

Make use of our robust collection of online resources that are available 24/7!

My Link Card

First step to unlimited HPL access is with a My Link card! Get one now.

Digital Entertainment & Streaming
Refer to our checkout limits

*some services available for a limited time logoOverdrive: e-books, e-audio, movies, TV shows, and e-magazines
Axis360: checkout digital media materials
hoopla: movies, music, and TV shows
freegal: unlimited music
RBdigital: digital magazines, e-audio books
ComicsPlus: unlimited comic books
PressReader: thousands of worldwide newspapers and magazines
Acorn TV: stream British TV and movies with no checkout limits*
Kanopy: stream movies and educational content - up to 8 checkouts per month

Visit our Movies, Music, and TV section for more!

Online Training

Learn a new skill or topic through diferent portals such as Lynda, Gale Courses, Universal Class, and Learning Express Library.

The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more. is the ultimate resource to help you professionally, creatively and/or for just pure enjoyment. Try to learn something new or enhance your skills such as creating lesson plans, classroom management, resume writing, and much more.


lady using gale coursesGale Courses has free, online, instructor-led courses on a variety of topics such as business, computer applications, college prep and technology. 

Online Tutoring

Enjoy the benefits of having live tutors, test prep & more.

brainfuse logoBrainfuse offers career assessment services, resume assistance, job coaching and even help for matching college majors with careers.



Online Book Clubs

Enjoy book clubs through Good Reads.

Book Chats

Enjoy Book Chats and discover new reads available to you on our online catalog.

The Houston Chronicle Archives

Log in to a searchable archive of the Houston Chronicle from 1901-2015, includes all sections of the daily newspaper!

Living English Lessons

Need to improve your English skills? Join our staff for Living English Lessons.


More online resources are listed on the Education and Parenting pages.