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eBooks, AudioBooks, Music and Magazines at Hartford Public Library are available 24-7, whenever you’re online. Our digital collection includes electronic books, music, audiobooks and magazines that you can check out to use on your computer or portable device. Before you are able to use these materials on some devices, you may need to download software that allows your computer or device to correctly process the files. Please note in order to download ebooks, audiobooks, music and magazines you must have a full-service Hartford Public Library card.


Through OverDrive you can download e-books from the Library's collection, that can be viewed on your computer or a mobile device. There are never overdue books or late fees; titles automatically return to the Library's collection after 7 or 14 days. Start browsing our collection here!

OverDrive also has an easy to use app, Libby, which is available from Google, Apple, and Microsoft.




E-Books, E-audiobooks, and E-Magazines

Access e-books (smaller selection than OverDrive), e-audiobooks, and e-magazines through RB Digital. Titles may be used on a variety of devices. One user account will give you access to all three formats.



With ComicsPlus, enjoy thousands of digital graphic novels and comics, anytime and anywhere! Requires an account with RBdigital (the same account may be used for e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines).


Freegal Music is a download music service that the Hartford Public Library offers, free of charge, for use by library cardholders. Every library cardholder can download 3 songs per week, and stream up to 3 hours per day.