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The Needham Free Public Library offers several FREE digital resources for downloading and streaming ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, comics, music, movies, and TV:

Libby (by OverDrive): ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming videos. Read many ebooks with your Kindle!

hoopla: ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, TV shows, and music. Never any holds!

Kanopy: 30,000+ diverse on-demand theatrical releases, training videos and documentaries – “Films That Matter.”

To get started, you just need your library card number, password/PIN, and email address. Need help setting up or troubleshooting your account? Request a “Tech Help” appointment here, or contact the Reference Desk at 781-455-7559, ext. 502 or neemail1@minlib.net.

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone, tablet, or Kindle! It’s free and easy to get started. Learn more at libbyapp.com.

OverDrive users: the OverDrive app will be retired later in 2022, to be replaced by Libby. Read more at https://resources.overdrive.com/libby/.

Download Our Libby Brochure

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks and comics, plus stream movies and TV, on your mobile device, or on the web at hoopladigital.com. Download the hoopla app from your Apple, Android or Microsoft app store. Use hoopla on iOS, Android, Kindle, Roku, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon’s Alexa, Fire TV, and Apple TV. Over 900,000 instantly available items – never any holds! Limited to Needham residents.

Download Our hoopla Brochure


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

Download Our Kanopy Brochure


For assistance with any of our “Digital Library” apps, request a “Tech Help” appointment here.


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.

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