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Now your Library never closes!

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 transferred to 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!









eBooks and eAudiobooks

Access eBooks and eAudiobooks through RB Digital (formerly One Click Digital). All the titles will play on an iPod, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Apps now available for Android and Kindle Fire. You will need to set up a new user account to use the service. Enjoy!


RB Digital Magazines (formerly Zinio) is an unlimited, simultaneous use digital newsstand. This high quality service is the same as that used by many consumers to access magazines in their digital form, but is now available for library customers through RB Digital.  Now you can view full digital copies of your favorite magazines! Choose from 150 titles to read online, or download to your computer or mobile device. Digital magazines are full-print, full-color (including advertisements) - exactly like the print magazine, with bonus interactive elements in many magazines.

To access this collection, you need to create an account with RB Digital (this account will also allow you to access Comics Plus).  Readers can view the magazines on a variety of devices, and can download the magazine so that it can be enjoyed for offline reading. 

Titles in the Hartford Public Library collection



With ComicsPlus, enjoy thousands of digital graphic novels and comics, anytime and anywhere! You will need to create an account, that can also be used with RB Digital 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.