5 Digital Library Collections You Can Enjoy from Home

Need something to read, watch, or listen to while you're unable to visit your library? You can use your library card to enjoy these five digital library collections anywhere.

1. Read eBooks and listen to audiobooks from OverDrive.

Stock up on your favorite books without leaving home. Browse our top picks in under-the-radar new eBooks. Skip the wait with eBooks and audiobooks that are available now.

Visit our eBooks or Audiobooks page for more staff picks.

Read or listen on OverDrive now. Use the Libby app from OverDrive.

2. Stream indie films, world cinema, classics, and more on Kanopy.

Tired of scrolling by the same films on your streaming site? Try something new with Kanopy, a streaming service you can use with your library card. Check out Bettina's picks for 5 movies to watch during Women's History Month. Try Britta's Based on Books picks for films that are based on books. Learn something new by watching The Great Courses.

Visit our Movies and TV page for more staff picks.

Stream movies on Kanopy now.

3. Borrow on-demand music, movies and TV, or comics on hoopla.

Enjoy ad-free music, movies and TV, and comics anytime, anywhere. 

Listen to top new albums. Discover emerging artists. Explore popular tv genres like comedy, crime, or drama. Work on your fitness goals with yoga, dance, and fitness videos. Read graphic novels from Seattle alternative comics publisher Fantagraphics

Visit our Music or Movies and TV page for more staff picks.

Borrow music, movies, or comics on hoopla now.

4. Catch up on the latest issues of popular magazines from OverDrive Magazines.

Whatever you're into, there's a magazine for that. Instantly download full issues of your favorite magazines.

Visit our Magazines and Newspapers page for more staff picks.

Read magazines on OverDrive now.

Allure, Saveur, and Yoga digital magazine on Overdrive

5. Enjoy Full Access to The New York Times Online.

Read unlimited articles on The New York Times website or app. Find out how to create your free account and start reading.

Read articles from The New York Times online.

Need help? Staff are available by phone, email, and chat.

Contact our Ask KCLS team for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • OverDrive discontinued the OverDrive app. Do you use a Kindle Fire? You’ll still be able to use the OverDrive app on Kindle Fire. You can download the Libby App for Kindle Fire in the Amazon app store here.

  • Some Kindle titles are exclusive to Amazon and not available through Overdrive. We purchase Kindle editions whenever possible. If a Kindle edition is available through Amazon, we can submit a request to OverDrive. This does not guarantee that we'll be able to add the Kindle edition.

    Please contact Ask KCLS if there is a Kindle edition showing on Amazon.com.

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  • A full-access King County Library System (KCLS) library card in good standing may borrow:

    All items except downloads Maximum of 100 items
    OverDrive eBooks and downloadable audiobooks 25 items
    OverDrive magazines No checkout limits
    hoopla digital music, movies, TV, and comics 10 items per month
    Kanopy streaming movies 5 items per month. No holds. (Kanopy Kids, Great Courses, and Credit-Free Viewing are counted separately.)

    KCLS is not responsible for damage to equipment that occurs while using library-owned material.

    Patrons who have reached the maximum number of physical checkouts are not able to log in or borrow items from OverDrive or hoopla.

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  • To check out streaming videos on Kanopy, you need the following:

    • A KCLS library card in good standing
    • Internet access
    • For mobile devices, the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku
    • For PC or Mac users, any current web browser (Supported browsers)
    • A Kanopy account (You can create a Kanopy account on the Kanopy login page.)

Updated 3/17/2023