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Additonal Resources for COVID19 Closure

Learning Resources for K-12

K-6 Children's eBook Database
K-6 Math eBook Database
Grades 7-12 eBook Database


Resources for All Ages

All Ages eAudiobook Database
Romance eBooks

Scholastic Bookflix

ABDO Digital Online Digital Library

Grades Pre-K through 8 Digital Library
Grade 5-12 Digital Library





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.

Download our App! The Hartford Public Library App, available on Android and Apple devices, allows you to browse our collections, place holds, and download ebooks and eaudiobooks.


Through Axis 360 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!

HPL’s Axis 360, Connecting You To Greater Resources 24/7





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.

(Please click here if you are having issues with the RBdigital app.)


E-Books, Images, and Videos

Enjoy digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world. BiblioBoard offers exciting new fiction, popular comic books, award-winning videos, colorful children's books and more!



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 5 songs per week, and stream 24 hours daily.

Kanopy Streaming Service

Kanopy is a streaming video service that offers critically-acclaimed movies, documentaries, and foreign films.

Watch 5 movies per month AND stream the entire Kanopy Kids library!

Movies, TV shows (incluyendo telenovelas), and Concerts through RBDigital

HPL now provides you with access to Acorn TV, IndieFlix, Pongalo, and Qello Concerts. Cardholders are limited to one license per week. Each license allows you to watch as much as you like, of the service you have selected, during that week. 

Acorn TV provides world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond.

IndieFlix allows you to stream movies and classic TV.

Qello Concerts offers full-length concerts and music documentaries. There are over 1,500 of the most amazing live moments in music.

Pongalo tiene telenovelas en español y películas traducidas. (Pongalo has Spanish-language telenovelas and translated movies.)