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Download and Stream

 

You can read eBooks, magazines, newspapers, and comic books, watch movies, concerts and TV shows, and listen to music and audiobooks all with your Westlake Porter Public Library card!

Many databases and digital services have expanded or opened access during this unprecedented period of library and school closures and social distancing. The Plain Dealer eNewspaper and Ancestry Library Edition, for instance, are usually only available inside of the library but can be accessed from home right now. Check out our Resources for Sheltering in Place page and social media for more information.

Acorn TV

Acorn TV Unlimited Access to the Best in British TV and Film

Acorn TV is a subscription streaming service that offers world-class mysteries, dramas, comedies, and documentaries from Britain and beyond.

You can binge-watch classic series like Poldark, Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders, and Agatha Christie’s Poirot or discover a new favorite among 80 exclusive programs, including A Place to Call Home, Blandings, The Brokenwood Mysteries, and Jack Irish. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch!

Acorn TV is brought to you by RBdigital. Log in or sign up for an RBdigital account with your library card number and PIN, then create a free Acorn TV account. Your free Acorn TV account is good for 7 days. You will need to log in to RBDigital and then Acorn TV again for another 7-day pass. There is no limit to the number of times you can log in and you do not need to sign up for a subscription.

Library card number and PIN required

Connect to Acorn TV

EBSCOhost eBooks

Read our library's eBooks. Browse now EBSCO eBooks

A collection of non-fiction eBooks from EBSCOhost available via the web on a range of topics, including business, self-help, religion, economics, history, and more.

Apps for iPhone and Android are available.

Library card number required

Connect to EBSCOhost eBook Collection

Flipster Digital Magazines

Flipster Flip to your favorite magazines from any location!

Flipster provides instant access to the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format!

To access Flipster, enter your library card number (if accessing outside of the library building), and browse available magazines. You can then click on a magazine to view it within your browser. You can access Flipster from a library computer, your home computer, your phone, or your tablet, as long as you are connected to the Internet.

The Flipster app offers offline viewing of downloaded content on your mobile devices. To download the free Flipster app, search the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store for "Flipster - Digital Magazines".

Library card number required

Connect to Flipster

Freegal Music

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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) as well as stream music 24 hours per day.

The songs are DRM-free, which means you can play them on any device that plays MP3s, it's up to you!

How it works:

  • Go to Freegal.
  • 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.

Library card number required

Connect to Freegal

Gale Reference eBooks

Gale eBooks cover a range of topics, including business, self-help, religion, economics, history, and more. Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform.

Library card number required outside the library

Gale eBooks

Hoopla digital

borrow eBooks, movies, music, and more 24/7 with your library card

Hoopla offers streaming movies, television, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics! 

  • 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 (movies and television) is 3 days.
  • You can watch, listen or read up to 7 items per month.
    Note: WPPL has temporarily raised the limit of items per month to 50 in order to provide more content to patrons during the current coronavirus outbreak.

To get started, create your account on Hoopladigital.com. Choose the version for your operating system and browser.

You can check out content from Hoopla Digital directly from our catalog as well.

You can stream titles instantly through your desktop browser or the mobile app. Apps are also available for popular streaming platforms. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.

Library card number required.

Connect to Hoopla

Kanopy

Kanopy Thoughtful Entertainment

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kid favorites. Partnered with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more Kanopy provides access to thoughtful entertainment.

Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social-emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. Play credits are not required to play in Kanopy Kids. Enjoy unlimited plays in our curated collection for kids.

You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick. Links to the apps are available on the Kanopy website.

  • To get started, visit kanopy.com and select the “Add Library Card” button on the lower left
  • Enter your library number (include all letters and numbers, no spaces)
  • Create an account using your preferred email
  • Begin streaming!
  • You can stream up to 5 videos per month
  • Once you press play on a film you will have 3 days to watch it (as many times as you like)
  • Play credits will reset on the first of each month
  • To enter Kanopy Kids mode, sign into your Kanopy account and select “Go to Kanopy Kids” from the menu

Library card number required

Connect to Kanopy Kanopy Kids

The New York Times

The New York Times logo

Enjoy free and unlimited access to world-class journalism in The New York Times.

You will need to register an email address and password the first time you use this access. The same login information can be used for in-library and off-site access.

  • IN LIBRARY access: Register or log in when prompted.
  • Off-site access: Register or log in and redeem a code which is good for 3 days (72 hours) of unlimited access to NYTimes.com and the New York Times app. After 3 days, you will need to log in and redeem another code.

Connect to NYT off-site NYT in library

OverDrive | The Ohio Digital Library

OverDrive Ohio Digital Library

Starting January 4, 2021 Westlake Porter Public Library has joined the Ohio Digital Library to provide eBooks and digital materials to patrons with OverDrive. WPPL cardholders will need to add the ODL as a library through overdrive.com and the Libby app using their WPPL card number. All holds made with WPPL through OverDrive were transferred.

WPPL offers eBooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, and videos from OverDrive through The Ohio Digital Library.

You can download eBooks for a range of eReaders, like the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader or Barnes & Noble Nook and many others. We also offer digital audiobooks, magazines, and videos that will play on many devices. 

With the Libby app by OverDrive, you can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet. You can even send and read your borrowed eBooks to your Kindle eReader! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. The classic OverDrive app is recommended if you are using an older device or a Fire tablet, require the use of a screen reader, or want to view our selection of streaming videos.

You can check out eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from OverDrive directly from our catalog as well.

Library card number and PIN required

Connect to OverDrive OverDrive Teens OverDrive Kids

The Plain Dealer e-Edition

The Plain Dealer

The electronic version of The Plain Dealer newspaper available in the library.

IN LIBRARY ONLY

PressReader

Link to PressReader

With PressReader and Westlake Porter Public Library, you get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves. There are no limits on downloads. They're yours to keep forever.

Use your WPPL library card number to connect via the web or with the latest version of the PressReader app.

Library card number and PIN required

Connect to PressReader

Qello Concerts

Recorded Books and your library present Qello Concerts by Stingray

Qello Concerts by Stingray is the only place to watch over 1,700 of the most amazing live moments in music. It is the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand.

With new releases every week, Qello Concerts span over 30 genres, from classical to rock, reggae to country. Log in at the library, on multiple devices or at home on your big screen, with Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Sony, and more.

Stingray Qello is brought to you by RBdigital. Log in or sign up for an RBdigital account with your library card number and PIN, then create a free Stingray Qello account. If you already have an RBDigital account, such as for Acorn TV or Method Test Prep, we suggest you use the same password for all accounts.

Your free Stingray Qello account is good for 7 days. You will need to log in to RBdigital and then Qello Concerts again for another 7-day pass. There is no limit to the number of times you can log in and you do not need to sign up for a subscription.

Library card number and PIN required

Connect to Qello Concerts

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Have fun with reading in a whole new way!

There is more information, including a User's Guide and FAQ on TumbleBooks Library's site.

Click here for TumbleBooks e-books for e-kids

Front entrance of the library

During our precautionary closing, Westlake Porter Public Library is working to make access to online resources easier! Online registration now delivers a WPPL card number which will work immediately with all of our digital platforms. Learn more on our Welcome page.

What type of digital resource are you looking for?

eBooks & Audiobooks

  • EBSCOhost eBooks
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Hoopla Digital
  • OverDrive
  • TumbleBook Library

Magazines & Comics

  • Flipster Digital Magazines
  • Hoopla Digital
  • The New York Times
  • OverDrive
  • The Plain Dealer e-Edition
  • PressReader

Movies and TV

  • Acorn TV
  • Hoopla Digital
  • Kanopy
  • OverDrive
  • Qello Concerts by Stingray

Music

  • Freegal Music
  • Hoopla Digital
  • Qello Concerts by Stingray

Especially for Kids

  • Hoopla Digital
  • Kanopy
  • OverDrive
  • TumbleBook Library