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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!

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

BiblioBoard Library

BiblioBoard Create Share Discover

BiblioBoard is a community engagement solution that empowers libraries and their communities to locally Create, Share and Discover.

Design your own books, newsletters, poetry, novels, and any other written content in digital and print-ready formats using Pressbooks. Start creating by logging in with your BiblioBoard Library username and password to Pressbooks Public.

Authors, submit your eBook to SELF-e to have it showcased in the Indie Ohio Statewide Collection while retaining all rights to your work. Readers across the state can discover your work with the potential for national exposure.

Discover local content from self-published authors, top indie eBooks and so much more. Never experience a hold, checkout or lending limit. Download the BiblioBoard Library app for your Apple, Android or Kindle device now, or visit library.biblioboard.com on any web browser.

Library card number required

EBSCOhost eBooks

EBSCO eBooksA 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.

Freegal Music

You don't know Freegal Listen Now

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

Gale Virtual Reference Library

GVRL Research MattersGale Virtual Reference Library contains eBooks on a range of topics, including business, self-help, religion, economics, history, and more.

Library card number required outside the library

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.

To get started, create your account on Hoopladigital.com. Choose the version for your operating system and browser. See the attached PDF below for step-by-step instructions.

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

Kanopy

Kanopy Thoughtful Entertainment

Watch over 26,000 films on Kanopy! You can watch must-see classic film from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Go to westlakelibrary.kanopystreaming.com and create an account.
  • Go to your email account to verify your email address.
  • Add your library card number (include all letters and numbers, no spaces).

Now you are ready to start watching videos!

  • 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

Apps are available for Roku, iOS, Android and more via the Kanopy website.

Library card number required

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.
OverDrive

OverDrive Borrow eBooks & audiobooks

WPPL offers eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive.

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 audiobooks that will play on many devices.

To use Overdrive, all you need is a valid library card.

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

Available for iPhone®, iPad®, Android, Chromebook, Windows 8 & 10, Kindle Fire HD

Library card number and PIN required

The Plain Dealer e-Edition

The Plain Dealer

The electronic version of The Plain Dealer newspaper.

IN LIBRARY ONLY

RBdigital Audiobooks

Doggone good! Click here to download audiobooks and eBooks!

RBdigital is a great source of downloadable audiobooks available at Westlake Porter Public Library.

After a quick one-time account set-up process on WPPL's customized RBdigital website, you can check out and download audiobooks and eBooks from Recorded Books, including exclusive content from authors like Diana Gabaldon.

There are apps available for Android, Kindle Fire, iPhone, and iPad.

Library card number and PIN required

RBdigital Magazines

Digital magazines through your library's website RBdigital

RBdigital Magazines allows our users to instantly view magazines on any Internet-enabled device— computer, e-reader, tablet, or mobile phone. We offer many popular titles. Each title allows unlimited multiple users.

There are RBdigital apps available for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire for ease of use with those mobile devices. You can access magazines in the same app you use for Audiobooks from RBdigital.

Library card number required

Stingray Qello

Recorded Books and your library present Stingray Qello

Stingray Qello 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, Stingray 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 for audiobooks, magazines, or Acorn TV, 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 Stingray Qello 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

TumbleBook Library

Click here for TumbleBooks e-books for e-kids

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.

What type of digital resource are you looking for?

eBooks

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

eAudiobooks

  • Hoopla Digital
  • OverDrive
  • RBdigital Audiobooks

Magazines & Comics

  • Hoopla Digital
  • The New York Times
  • The Plain Dealer e-Edition
  • RBdigital Magazines

Movies and TV

  • Acorn TV
  • Hoopla Digital
  • Kanopy
  • Stingray Qello

Music

  • Freegal Music
  • Hoopla Digital
  • Stingray Qello

Especially for Kids

  • Hoopla Digital
  • Kanopy
  • OverDrive
  • TumbleBook Library