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Additional Resources for HPS Students can be accessed here:
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Important Apps:

The Palace Project App is the Connecticut State Library’s statewide library eBook platform.
Use the app to access free e-books and audiobooks provided by the Connecticut State Library and ALL of Hartford Public Library's e-books and e-audiobooks. Just use your library card number and pin to login. Available on Apple and Android devices.

Hartford Public Library 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 Boundless you can download e-books from the Library's collection that can be viewed on your computer or a mobile device using the Boundless app. Titles automatically return to the Library's collection after 21 days. Start browsing our collection here!

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





OverDrive’s Libby app is your go-to-location for digital media that can be checked out and used on your computer, smart phone, or tablet:

  • eBook and downloadable audiobook titles
    • Many e-books can be read on a Kindle reader
    • Checkout periods of 7, 14, or 21 days
    • Checkout limit of three e-books and/or audiobooks at the same time
  • Popular digital magazine titles
    • Unlimited checkouts
    • Checkout periods of 7, 14, or 21 days
  • Streaming video services
    • Great Courses: Learn about history, cooking, travel, and many more subjects
    • IndieFlix: Classic and contemporary features, shorts and documentaries from around the world
    • Qello: Concert films and documentaries
    • Pick a service to check out an unlimited 7-day pass
  • Universal Class
    • Self-paced courses covering personal and professional development
    • Most courses take 10-20 hours to complete and must be completed within 6 months


Do you prefer using the previous OverDrive website for e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and digital magazines? Use this link.



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!

Comics Plus

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from a variety of library-friendly publishers — without worrying about holds, wait lists, or monthly limits!



The Beat

The Beat is a new collection of Hartford-based music, curated by the Hartford Public Library and a group of Community Curators from the Hartford music community.

Streaming the sounds of Hartford’s diverse communities The Beat delivers commercial-free, curated music from artists who represent CT’s Capital City. Jam, groove, or vibe out to Hartford’s best tunes, which can be accessed, 24/7, through a user-friendly digital music platform, free of charge. Furthermore, you can also download your favorite tracks for free, as long as you are a Hartford Public Library card holder.


Freegal Music is a streaming and download music service. Every library cardholder can download 3 songs per week, and stream 24 hours a day.

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!


Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids offers animated movies and TV series, such as Sesame Street, for both recreational and educational viewing.