The Los Angeles Public Library is pleased to offer a wide range of e-Media to our patrons. Our e-Media collections are delivered through these partners:
OverDrive offers downloadable e-Books, e-Audiobooks, e-Videos and e-Music. Additional software is required for all files. Most e-Media can be transferred to a portable device (Kindle now supported!). Patrons use their library card to check-out items.
For assistance with OverDrive e-Media, please use this form.
hoopla is a digital media platform that gives access to digital entertainment content from either mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets and/or via any browser. hoopla offers full length feature movies, episodic television programming, full musical albums and unabridged audiobooks. This service is currently in beta testing.
e-Books from Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 are available to download and transfer to PCs, iOS devices and Android devices. These books use the bLio reader, which is available for download at the site. Support for Adobe Digital Edition compatible devices (Nook, Sony Reader) is also available via the ePub format. Access is provided by your library card and a bLio account, which you can create after you log in with your card.
e-Audiobooks from Recorded Books available to download and transfer to selected devices. Patrons must do a one-time account setup using their library cards (OneClickDigital accounts are not available with the e-card).
Direct e-mail support is available at email@example.com
You will need to set up a new account (username and password) with EBSCOhost. EBSCOhost has provided instructions on how to create a personal account.For assistance with EBSCO e-Media, please use this form.
Freegal allows users to download up to 3 music track downloads a week from the Sony Music catalog. All selections are DRM-free in mp3 format. Patrons use their library card to download items (Freegal Music downloads are not available with the e-card).
These podcasts are recorded live in Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the award-winning ALOUD at Central Library speaker series presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
Sites with Public Domain titles
ALEX Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Full-text documents in English literature, American Literature, and Western Philosophy, with a searchable index. It is also possible to search within the texts themselves.
An amazing collection of on-line classics, including literature, non-fiction, poetry, and reference.
Etext Center (University of Virginia)
Over 2,100 publicly-available ebooks, including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children’s literature, American history, Shakespeare, African-American documents, the Bible, and more. Downloadable for the Microsoft Reader and the Palm Reader.
Google Book Search-Library Project
Download full copies of out-of-copyright books from a variety of public domain titles.
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than fifty partners in HathiTrust.
A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music.
The original site for on-line texts, Project Gutenberg is still on the cutting edge with over 10,000 classics, including many international titles.
The Internet Public Library: Online Texts Collection
Over 19,000 titles arranged by author, title, or Dewey Decimal number.