Last updated August 2018
 
eBooks & Audiobooks

Meet Libby, the new Overdrive App!

Libby, the new app from OverDrive, makes it easy to borrow ebooks and audiobooks and enjoy them on a smartphone or other portable device. Just download the free Libby app, then enter your library card number to browse, or search, thousands of digital titles. The virtual bookshelf lists all the titles you have borrowed or have placed on hold. You will get an email notice when a book on hold is available.

If you are new to ebooks, we recommend that you download the Libby app. If you currently use the Overdrive app, you may continue to use it or replace it with Libby. For general information about Libby, go to Meet Libby. For help installing and using Libby, please ask at the Reference desk or go to help.libbyapp.com.

Overdrive

  • eBooks and digital audiobooks from Overdrive may be borrowed for 7, 14, or 21 days. Use on a computer or download the app.

Hoopla

  • Digital books, comics and audiobooks from Hoopla are available for 21 days. There are no holds and everything may be downloaded instantly. Patrons are limited to 5 Hoopla check-outs per calendar month. Use on a computer or download the app. Hoopla access is reserved for Framingham residents.*
 
*If you do not live in Framingham, you can still use Hoopla through the Boston Public Library. All residents of Massachusetts may sign up for a Boston Public Library e-Card and use BPL's e-Resources, which includes Hoopla.
Magazines

Libby

  • Digital magazines are now available through Libby. In addition to eBooks and audiobooks, you can access over 50 digital magazines. Our magazines are always available, with no holds or waiting list and no limit to the number you may check out. Loan period is 7, 14, or 21 days.
    Please note: As of September 1, 2018, digital magazines will no longer be available through RBDigital.*

Overdrive

  • You can also borrow magazines with Overdrive. Magazines are always available, with no holds or waiting lists. Magazine loans do not count against your standard limit of 10 loans in OverDrive.

 

*You can still use RBdigital through the Boston Public Library. All residents of Massachusetts may sign up for a Boston Public Library e-Card and use BPL's e-Resources, which includes RBdigital.
Music

Hoopla

  • Music albums from Hoopla are available for 7 days. There are no holds and everything may be downloaded instantly. Patrons are limited to 5 Hoopla check-outs per calendar month. Use on a computer or download the app. Hoopla access is reserved for Framingham residents.*
 
*If you do not live in Framingham, you can still use Hoopla through the Boston Public Library. All residents of Massachusetts may sign up for a Boston Public Library e-Card and use BPL's e-Resources, which includes Hoopla.
TV & Movies

Overdrive

  • Streaming videos from Overdrive may be borrowed for 3, 5, or 7 days. Use on a computer or stream on a mobile device.

Kanopy

  • Looking for indie or foreign titles a little off the beaten path? Kanopy and Kanopy Kids contain over 30,000 harder-to-find films that you can borrow online with your Framingham Public Library card! You may borrow up to 5 titles per month. Streaming videos from Kanopy may be borrowed for 72 hours. Create a free account, and then use on a computer or download the app to your device. Kanopy access is reserved for Framingham residents.

Hoopla

  • Movies and TV episodes from Hoopla are available for 3 days (72 hours). There are no holds and everything may be downloaded instantly. Patrons are limited to 5 Hoopla check-outs per calendar month. Use on a computer or download the app. Hoopla access is reserved for Framingham residents.*
*If you do not live in Framingham, you can still use Hoopla through the Boston Public Library. All residents of Massachusetts may sign up for a Boston Public Library e-Card and use BPL's e-Resources, which includes Hoopla.
More

Through the Framingham Public Library

In addition to Overdrive, Hoopla, Kanopy, and RBdigital, we other digital offerings such as free online subscriptions to Ancestry.com, Consumer Reports, Morningstar, and more. See all the Online Resources we have to offer at FPL.


Through the Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library has even more online resources available, which all residents of Massachusetts are eligible to access. To use these resources, patrons can sign-up for free BPL eCards online.

Popular BPL eResources include:

  • Value Line
  • JSTOR
  • Lynda.com
  • and more!

Please visit BPL's Electronic Resources page for the full list and for more details.

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