Houston Public Library and its many partners are excited to offer downloadable and/or streaming e-books, comic books, audiobooks, music and videos to our customers.
The library's downloadable/streaming collection is accessible from the Houston Public Library Catalog. You can also access these collections directly by going to the partner websites:
Note: You must have a valid library card with less than $10.00 in fines to download these resources. From the catalog page, login to My Account to check for any fines you may owe.
Thousands of digital videos, music, and audiobooks for streaming or temporary download, viewable from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. All titles available all the time; no holds required.
Note to customers: Due to a bug in Android 4.4.2, hoopla audiobooks on the Samsung Galaxy S4 devices are temporarily disabled until resolved.
Access thousands of comics, manga and graphic novels. Check out up to 5 items at one time for 7 days each. Check often to discover new titles.
Freegal Music provides access to over 7 million songs from over 28,000 labels including the Sony Music catalog. A valid library card allows you to create your account and access up to 3 hours of streaming music per day and 3 MP3 song downloads per week. Access Freegal via this website so you can login as a library customer.
- Bestselling audiobooks from a variety of publishers.
- Adult and juvenile downloadable video offerings.
- A selection of popular e-books for all ages.
- Check-out Periods: ebooks and audiobooks (14 days), videos (7 days).
Over 3,000 downloadable e-audiobook classic, new fiction and nonfiction titles. Also has some classic e-book titles.
Read e-books on all subjects including some vocational textbooks, technical manuals, and Texas history.
Note: downloadable e-books available by remote use only.
Browse non-fiction titles on topics including biography, business, the environment, history, law, social sciences, medicine, religion, the sciences, and multicultural studies.
Comprehensive resource for e-book related questions, including advice on choosing an e-reader to troubleshooting e-book downloads. E-books for Everyone is a current grant project funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and coordinated by theHouston Area Library Automated Network.
Learn how to use e-books from the Library's collection. We'll show you how to search for titles, authors and download them to your particular device.
Currently scheduled e-book classes