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eBooks, Movies and More

Digital Content

The Needham Free Public Library offers several electronic resources for ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines, comics, music, movies, and television series:

  • Libby by OverDrive: ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines, streaming videos
  • hoopla: ebooks, digital audiobooks, comics, movies, television shows, music
  • Kanopy: 30,000+ streaming videos

To get started with these services you only need your library card number and password/PIN. Forgot your password/PIN, or not sure you have one? Please contact the Reference Desk – stop by, or call 781-455-7559, ext. 502.

Libby is OverDrive’s ebook and digital audiobook app for iOS and Android devices. We recommend using the Libby app for your iOS or Android device. You can also access digital magazines through Libby. To access streaming videos, use Libby on your web browser or view them on the OverDrive app. (You can also access a wealth of digital video content on hoopla and Kanopy!)

Download Our Libby Brochure

hoopla is a web and mobile platform that provides a wide range of digital content in multiple formats: audiobooks, movies, music, eBooks, comics, and TV! hoopla allows you to download or stream media content free of charge, instantly, with no holds or waiting. The hoopla app may be used on iOS, Android, Kindle, Roku, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon’s Alexa, Fire TV, and Apple TV. Download the hoopla app from your app store. Over 900,000 items are available instantly!

Download Our hoopla Brochure

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that offers over 30,000 award-winning, ADA-compliant documentaries, training films and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines. Kanopy provides access to films and documentaries from a variety of independent filmmakers and distributors, including the BBC, the History Channel, A24, PBS, the Criterion Collection and more. Titles are instantly available – no waiting!

Download Our Kanopy Brochure


The Libby service is funded by:
1. The library’s State Aid Account (basic subscription)
2. The Library Foundation of Needham (extra added copies to fill reserves)

Contact the Reference Desk for help using any of the library’s digital resources. Stop by, call 781-455-7559, ext. 502, or email the Reference Desk.