|OverDrive & Libby : One digital library with two apps
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming videos to enjoy on your phone, tablet, or computer with specialized content for adults, teens, and kids.
What is the difference between OverDrive and Libby? Basically, they are two different apps you can use to access the same collection of materials. Libby is a newer, more streamlined experience, and will eventually replace the OverDrive app altogether. It is also the preferred platform for reading magazines. OverDrive supports video streaming but Libby does not.
How to use: Download the OverDrive or Libby App from your device's app store, and then check out and download your selections using your library card number and PIN. To use your Windows, Mac, or Chromebook, use your internet browser to visit the links to the left.
OverDrive Help Page
Libby Help Page
Borrow and stream ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and comic books to enjoy on your tablet, smartphone, computer, smart TV or other media streaming player. Thousands of titles are available to borrow and instantly stream, or download and enjoy offline with the Hoopla mobile app (available from your device's app store.) Patrons may borrow up to 10 titles from Hoopla each month.
How it works: Create an account using your library card number, library PIN, email address, and a password of your choice. Then check out the titles you want, and then either stream them instantly in your browser or download and enjoy offline with the Hoopla mobile app. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.
Hoopla Help Page
Download songs (MP3) and music videos (MP4) that are yours to keep, plus stream music 24/7 with no time limit. Access music from over 28,000 labels from over 80 countries, with no software to download and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
How it works: Login with your Tarpon Springs Library card number and library PIN. You may use five downloads per week starting each Monday. Songs count as one download and videos count as two downloads each. In addition downloading and streaming, users can also create and save playlists or use Freegal's existing curated playlists. There is also a Freegal App for Apple and Android devices.
Freegal FAQ page
A streaming collection of ebooks for children. Features animated talking picture books, read-along chapter books, nonfiction books, Spanish & French books, videos from National Geographic, games, and puzzles. It's a great way to get tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!
|Gale Virtual Reference Library
Consult digitized reference books in a variety of subjects including business, law, science, the humanities, and more! Special features include a citation generator; the ability to print, email, and download content; on-demand translation, and ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology that reads text aloud and downloads it in MP3 format.
|EBSCOhost eBook Collection
Thousands of electronic books from EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary) are available to read on any computer with Internet access. This is a legacy collection with publication dates 1983-2005 only. These titles can only be read on a computer screen and cannot be downloaded to an e-reader device. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tarpon Springs Library.
Select your location to access EBSCOhost:
> In Library
> Home Access (Contact Reference Desk for login details)
|Public Domain eBooks on the Web
These books are free in the U.S. because their copyrights have expired. Other titles are voluntarily made available by the copyright holders. Many titles may be downloaded to digital devices.
> Project Gutenberg
> Cheap Reads for Kindle (free and low-priced titles)