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eBooks & Digital Media Online Resources

We have multiple ways that you can download eBooks and digital audio books to your computer or mobile device. If you need more help, or can't find what you're looking for here, ask at the Reference Desk.

All databases are available for use in the library. You can access many of these resources from home with your library card. Items followed by an asterisk (*) can be accessed from home only by Lexington residents.

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Acorn TV logoAcorn TV from RBDigital 

Acorn TV is a subscription streaming service that offers world-class mysteries, dramas, comedies, and documentaries, all commercial-free. Acorn TV’s library includes hard-to-find gems, timeless classics, and newly discovered favorites from Britain, Ireland, Australia, and beyond.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Web IconGale Virtual Reference Library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library gives you 24/7 access to full-text titles in PDF format including almanacs and specialized reference sources, perfect for students needing "print" resouces. Sources may be searched individually or together.


Hoopla Digital Collection

Hoopla offers a broad selection of streaming and downloadable media in your browser or through the Hoopla app for your mobile device. Borrow up to 3 items per calendar month without needing to put anything on hold.

Hoopla Help Page: https://www.hoopladigital.com/help
Hoopla email: feedback@hoopladigital.com


Kanopy LogoKanopy Digital Collection

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that offers more than 30,000 documentaries, classic and independent films. Borrow up to 3 titles each calendar month to watch on a mobile device or streaming TV service.


Libby from Overdrive logoLibby from OverDrive

Download digital books, audiobooks, and magazines for free using the Libby App from OverDrive. Libby is available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, some Chromebooks, and in your browser. 

Libby Help page: https://help.libbyapp.com/index.htm
Libby Support Form: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3216684/Libby-Support-Form


Naxos Jazz Library LogoNaxos Jazz Library

Naxos Jazz Library offers a wide range of jazz music, from jazz legends to contemporary jazz.


Naxos Music Library LogoNaxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library is an online streaming audio collection of classical music and includes information about composers, music terminology, and other educational selections.


News (Gale OneFile) Web IconNews (Gale OneFile)

InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world.


OverDrive logoOverDrive

Provides popular audiobooks, eBooks, music, and videos available for users to download.


Boston Public Library logoStill want more digital content? Get a Boston Public Library eCard for access to BPL's extensive list of downloadable content (including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, downloadable music and movies) as well as their online databases. Anyone who lives, works, attends school, or owns property in Massachusetts is eligible.