OUR FAVORITES

Get Free Books, Movies, and Music

Borrow from your library without leaving home.

Want access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and comic books—all for free? Just log in to these apps with your library card number! Need a card? Many branches let you get one instantly online—no in-person trip required.

For ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines

With a vast catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines, Libby is essentially your local library in digital form. Librarians handpick Libby’s selections, and when you check out a title, you can start reading right away within the app. If you place a hold on a title, it’ll be delivered automatically to your iPhone or iPad when it’s available.

Don’t miss: The read-with-me books for kids, which offer audio synced to each page, as well as the trove of digital magazines—available the same day they hit the stands.

    Libby, by OverDrive

    Library ebooks and audiobooks

    VIEW

For video

Kanopy is loaded with ad-free movies, documentaries, and kids’ shows, like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Arthur. You’ll also find classic flicks (His Girl Friday, Bicycle Thieves), international films, Sundance award-winners, and more.

Don’t miss: The documentaries section, which features thousands of titles (even business-school case studies, complete with accompanying course literature). The app’s K–12 lessons cover earth science, American history, and many other subjects.

    Kanopy

    Thoughtful Entertainment

    VIEW

For music, comics, and more

Hoopla is your source for audiobooks, ebooks, movies, TV series, documentaries, and albums. In the audio section, you’ll find superstars (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Katy Perry), the all-time greats (Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell), and kid-friendly tunes by Kidz Bop and others. New releases are often available for download the same day they’re available on other streaming services.

Don’t miss: Hoopla’s incredible selection of digital comics. Whether you’re into the Avengers, X-Men, or Justice League, the gang’s all here.

    hoopla Digital

    Books

    VIEW