St. Louis Public Library offers several downloadable and digital materials to enhance the electronic library experience. With a valid library card, you have the option to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, television episodes, magazines, comics, and music. The number of items we offer increases daily – check often for new titles!
Hoopla offers over 200,000 eAudiobooks. movies, television episodes and music albums available for download. All items are available for instantaneous download; there are no hold lists, which means no waiting for your favorite materials. With your library card you’ll receive ten Hoopla checkouts per month. Follow the link below to start your account and dive in to the vast collection of media from Hoopla!
Overdrive, SLPL’s original downloadable provider, offers access to thousands of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks. Every book lover is sure to find an enjoyable title, available for download to the device of their choice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can check out up to ten Overdrive titles, for seven or fourteen days, and you can place up to twelve holds at a time. Click the link below to get started today.
RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio Magazines)
St. Louis Public Library now offers 170+ downloadable magazine titles. The eMagazines are yours to keep, and there is no limit in the number you can download. You can view the magazines directly on your computer or on a variety of mobile devices. For the first time, you will be able to have all of your favorite magazines in one place, providing endless hours of entertainment and education. Click the link below to get started today.
St. Louis Public Library’s Freegal Music service offers free music and music videos for download. You can download to your computer or, with the Freegal mobile app (developed for Apple and Android users), you can download music directly to your device! Each week you receive five credits to download from a collection containing over seven million songs and 10,000 music videos, from over a hundred genres of music, by more than fifty record labels. Songs are downloaded at the cost of one credit, and music videos for one additional credit; music videos are limited to download only on personal computers, and cannot be supported by mobile devices. Every Sunday at midnight, your download counter resets for the week. Best of all, there are no due dates and the downloads never expire; the files are yours to keep! Special software is not necessary to use the service from a personal computer. Music is downloaded in an MP3 format and videos in MP4 format. Click the link below to get started today.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games. With a school license, teachers and students have access to the Common Core Portal, quizzes and teacher materials/lesson plans!
Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to archive and digitize cultural works. It was founded in 1971, and is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these materials as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer. St. Louis Public Library has made Project Gutenberg titles available through its catalog, where you can directly download them to your computer or mobile device.
Similar to Project Gutenberg, Open Library provides access to digitized materials, most of which are from the public domain. St. Louis Public Library has made Open Library titles available through its catalog, where you can directly download them to your computer or mobile device.