eBooks

You can download and read eBooks on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader.

OverDrive

Access OverDrive

OverDrive includes current, popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks. Download to read on your device.

For Apple iOS and Android devices you can use the original OverDrive app or the Libby app to access OverDrive.

Kobo eReaders released after 2016 (Kobo Forma, Aura ONE, Aura H2O Edition 2, Aura Edition 2, or Clara HD) can download eBooks directly to the eReader. Kobo eReaders released prior to 2016 must use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer eBooks to the eReader using a desktop or laptop computer.

Amazon Kindle devices do not work with OverDrive, with the exception of the Kindle Fire tablet (Android device).

The loan period for OverDrive eBooks is 14 days.

OverDrive how-to guides

We have some OverDrive how-to guides to help you get started.

Download OverDrive

Download Adobe Digital Editions

For use with the following Kobo eReaders: Kobo Aura, Aura H2O, Touch 2.0, Glo, Glo HD, Kobo Wi-Fi, and Kobo Mini.

Hoopla

Access Hoopla

Hoopla lets you borrow eBooks to read in your web browser or enjoy offline on your smartphone or tablet. Limit of four downloads per month.

The loan period for eBooks is 21 days. Hoopla eBooks are not compatible with eReaders.

Hoopla how-to guide

Getting started with Hoopla

You will need the following to use Hoopla:

  • A library card.
  • An internet connection.
  • A computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • The Hoopla app for iOS or Android (for your smartphone or tablet).
  • A Hoopla account.

Create your Hoopla account

To create your account:

  1. Begin by visiting Hoopla's website.
  2. Enter your email address and create a new password.
  3. Select Huntsville Public Library as your library.
  4. Choose your Hoopla notification options.
  5. Link your library card by typing in your barcode, and check the box that you agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Select “sign me up”.

You can also register by using the mobile app on your iOS or Android device.

Using Hoopla on a computer

  1. Search or browse for eBooks.
  2. Click on an eBook to see more details.
  3. Select “borrow” to check out the title on your account.
  4. You can now view your content.
  5. You can only stream eBooks on a computer.

Using Hoopla on a tablet or smartphone

  1. Download the Hoopla app from the App Store (iOS) or from Google Play.
  2. Launch the app and log in to your account.
  3. Search or browse for eBooks.
  4. Click on an eBook to see more details.
  5. Select “borrow” to check out the title on your account.
  6. You can now view your content.
  7. You can stream or download to a mobile device.
  8. Use a Wi-Fi connection instead of using a cellular connection to save your data.

Download Hoopla

EBSCO eBook Collection

Access EBSCO eBooks

The EBSCO eBook Collection has eBooks in a variety of subject areas, including classic literature, reference, and fiction.

You will need to create an account with EBSCO to access this eBook collection. The loan period for EBSCO eBooks is seven days.

TumbleBook Library

Access TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library has eBooks for kids, picture books, graphic novels, games and more.

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