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HCPL's online resources allow you to stream movies and download ebooks, audiobooks, comics, magazines & movies on mobile devices and desktop computers, plus you can do research on almost any topic, learn a new language, get custom reading recommendations and lots more!

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eBooks, eAudio, Digital Magazines & more. Also available are materials in world languages such as Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Vietnamese & more.

What's available
  • eBooks - 145,000+ titles
  • eAudiobooks - 52,000+ titles
  • Streaming video - 4,000+ titles
  • Magazines - 3,900+ titles
  • World Language Materials - 5,000+ titles

Download the Libby App

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Linkedin Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is an on-demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career. Mobile-responsive for smart phones & tablets.

Now available through the LinkedIn Learning app. HCPL's Library ID is hcplPlease click here for answers to frequently asked questions. 

 

What's available

6,000+ online courses in 7 languages.

Expert instructors with real-world experience.

60+ new courses added each week.

Courses cover: leadership, project management, mental wellness, sales, job hunting, cloud computing, python, excel, data science, digital marketing, photography, videography, 3D and animation, CAD & more!

Now available through the LinkedIn Learning app. HCPL's Library ID is hcplPlease click here for answers to frequently asked questions. 

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Kanopy is a streaming video service focusing on critically-acclaimed documentaries, foreign films & classic cinema. 

What's available
  • Streaming video - 26,000+ movies

Descarga la aplicación Kanopy

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Freegal® Music offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. Unlimited streaming and three downloads per week. 

What's available
  • 15 million songs
  • Over 40,000 music videos.
  • Unlimited streaming
  • Three downloads per week.

Download

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The magazines you know and love, available digitally. 

TIP: When logging in on the Flipster app choose "Harris Co Public Library" rather than your local branch to make sure your library card number is recognized. 

Tutorials: Flipster for Desktop Computers, Flipster App for iPad & iPhone, Flipster App for Android & Kindle Fire

What's available
  • Digital Magazines - over 75 titles

Download Flipster App

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Electronic books for children in English, Spanish & French

What's available
  • Books - 1,400+ titles
  • Language Learning - 120+ items
  • Read Along - 90+ titles
  • Graphic Novels - 60+ titles
  • Spanish Materials available

Descarga la aplicación Tumblebooks

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Here you'll find Houston Chronicle articles from 10/29/1985 to the present. Digital image edition available from 10/24/2017 to present.  Also included is the Texas Newspaper collection, America's News, Special Reports & Hot Topics from around the nation. 

What's available
  • Houston Chronicle 
  • Weekly community publications
  • Texas Newspaper Collection
  • America's News

Here you'll find technology eBooks, interactive learning courses and more ranging from basic computer use to more advanced topics for programmers, coders and other IT professionals. 

 

What's available

35,000+ books
30,000+ hours of video
Curated learning paths, case studies and more
New and exclusive content from 200+ publishers and resource centers

 

 

Search for and read thousands of books online, many of which can be downloaded.

Video Tutorials: Reading EBSCO eBooks Downloading EBSCO eBooks to Your Mobile Device

 

What's available
  • High-quality titles in eBook format. Some available for download

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OverDrive is planning new and easier features for Libby!

One of the great things about library work is that you're surrounded by shelf after shelf of books, movies, music--the whole range of human expression past and present--all day long.