Written by Kelly Sheehy, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library 

Just because you aren’t physically at the Library doesn’t mean you can’t be there digitally. Whether you are on your phone or tablet, there’s a collection of apps that allow you to access much of our extensive collection from wherever you are. All you need is a Library card. 

Download the app to your device, create an account, and go. You can access eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music, movies, and TV shows. There also are special apps to help with learning a new language or getting help with homework assignments.  

Download these apps on your Android or Apple device. Some apps also are available for televisions and Amazon devices. 

OverDrive: Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks 
OverDrive app: Android | iOS | Amazon 
Libby app: Android | iOS 
Hoopla: Streaming and downloadable eAudiobooks, music, video, and eBooks 
Android | iOS | Amazon 
Kanopy: Streaming movies, documentaries, and TV series 
Android | iOS 
Other mobile platforms and TV apps

RBdigital Audiobooks: Downloadable eAudiobooks 
RBdigital Magazines: Latest issues of more than a hundred popular magazines. 
RBdigital app for eAudiobooks and magazines:  
Android | iOS | Amazon 

Flipster: Magazines

Read current and back issues of over 25 of our most popular magazines, including The Atlantic, Better Homes & Gardens, Bloomberg Businessweek, Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, Parents, Real Simple, Scientific American, Shape, Sports Illustrated, and Time
Android | iOS

Freegal: Free music and eAudiobook streaming 
Android | iOS

Transparent Language: Lessons in 70+ languages, including English 
Android | iOS | Amazon

Brainfuse: Live homework help from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in English and Spanish 
Android | iOS

For RBdigital and Brainfuse, you’ll first need to create an account on the web. Use the links to their sites above so they know you’re a Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County cardholder.

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