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Get Help!

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The Downloadables Support page will help you get answers to questions like "What device should I buy," "How do I use Overdrive," and "Where do I get help when I'm having trouble with my device?"

Click above to find:

  • links to the help pages or FAQs for our downloadable services
  • information on one-on-one appointments
  • information on upcoming classes

 

Free ebooks and audiobooks

There are many sources of free ebooks and audiobooks. Most are public domain (no longer subject to copyright) but there are some places to find free original content.

Reference Ebooks

We offer a couple of collections of ebooks that are primarily non-fiction. Topics include business, self-help, religion, economics, history, etc.

Ebooks from EBSCOhost

Gale Virtual Reference Library

For more research help, go to our Research Resources page.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are available on FunStation PCs in the Youth Services area and at home! Have fun with reading in a whole new way!

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BookFLIX

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Have fun online with paired fiction and nonfiction!

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.

ArtistWorks for Libraries

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ArtistWorks for Libraries provides world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. ArtistWorks for Libraries offers you everything you need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance.

Hoopla Digital Video, Music, Comics & More

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Now you can enjoy eBooks, comics and audiobooks from Hoopla along with the downloadable movies, television and music!

  • The loan period for eBooks, comics and audiobooks is 21 days
  • The loan period for music albums is 7 days.
  • The loan period for videos is 3 days.
  • You can watch, listen or read up to 10 items per month.

You can access content on your PC via a browser, or on your Android or iOS devices (iPad/iPhone). There is also a Hoopla app available for 7" and 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX tablets.  For more information and tips about specific devices, check out the Hoopla support page.

Freegal Downloadable Music

freegal app icon Freegal provides downloadable music from Sony Music Entertainment, and includes music from labels like Arista, RCA and Columbia. You can download five mp3 songs per week (starting each Monday).

The songs are DRM-free, which means you can play them on any device that plays mp3s: your iPod, your phone, that mp3 player in your junk drawer, it's up to you!

Freegal also has an app, available for both Android and iOS devices.

How it works:

  • Click on the Freegal logo above.
  • Log in using your library card number (all characters, no spaces)
  • Accept the end user licensing agreement
  • Browse by category, or search for specific artists.
  • When you find a song you like, click "download now" and save it to your computer.

 

Zinio Digital Magazines

OneClickdigital Audiobooks

Download Recorded Books Audiobooks Here!

OneClickdigital by Recorded Books is a new source of downloadable audiobooks available at Westlake Porter Public Library.  After a quick one-time account set-up process on WPPL's customized OneClickdigital website, you can checkout and download audiobooks from Recorded Books, including exclusive content from authors like Diana Gabaldon.  There are also apps available for Android, Kindle Fire, iPhone and iPad.