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Libby, by Overdrive

eBooks, eAudiobooks & Magazines

Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines to your computer or mobile device. Items return automatically and there are no overdue fines! Sign in with your RHPL card to access titles through the Metro Net Library Consortium.


Access Libby

How does it work?

  • Checkouts: Limit 10 at one time for e-books and e-audio, magazines don’t count against this limit; up to 3 weeks duration
  • Waitlists? Yes for e-books and e-audio; no waitlists for e-magazines

RHPL has partnerships with other libraries, which let you borrow titles from a partner library using your home library card.

Partner Libraries are currently:

  • Download Destination (The Library Network)
  • Great Lakes Digital Libraries
  • Lakeland Library Cooperative
  • Mideastern Michigan Library Consortium
  • Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
  • Suburban Library Cooperative
  • Traverse Area District Library
  • Up North Library Cooperative
  • White Pine Library Cooperative
  • Woodlands Library Cooperative

To add your card for a partner library:

  1. Go to Menu Libby Menu, in the navigation footer Menu > Add Library.
  2. Search for the partner library and open it.
  3. Tap Sign In With My Card.
  4. Under "Partner Libraries," choose your home library from the list and sign in.

Note: Some partner libraries may place limits on visiting library cards. For example, when you visit a partner library, you may have a lower checkout limit, lower priority for holds, or the inability to place holds.

See a video tutorial
Download Libby on the Amazon Store

What kind of device can I use? Computer, iPhone/iPad, Android phone/tablet, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Nook

Hoopla

eBooks, eAudio, Music & More

Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows with no waiting! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Create an account with your email address then link your RHPL card.


Access Hoopla

How does it work?

Hoopla is a “pay per use” service, meaning the Library is charged each time a title is checked out. This allows patrons to access materials on demand without waitlists. Please help us continue to offer this amazing service and reduce costs by limiting your checkouts to items you feel you will be able to use during the allotted time period.

  • Checkouts: 10 per month, durations depend on format
    • Movies/TV - 3 Days
    • Music - 7 Days
    • Audiobooks, eBooks, Comics - 21 days
  • Waitlists? No
See a video tutorial
Download Hoopla on the Apple Store Download Hoopla on the Google Play Store Download Hoopla on the Amazon Store

What kind of device can I use? Computer, iPhone/iPad, Android phone/tablet, Kindle Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku. Android TV, Alexa

Kanopy

Stream over 26,000 films (independent, international, classic, or documentary films) from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers - on every topic imaginable.


Access Kanopy

How does it work?

Kanopy is a “pay per use” service, meaning the Library is charged each time a title is checked out. This allows patrons to access materials on demand without waitlists. Please help us continue to offer this amazing service and reduce costs by limiting your checkouts to items you feel you will be able to use during the allotted time period.

  • Checkouts: 4 per month, 3 day duration
  • Waitlists? No
See a video tutorial

What kind of device can I use? Computer, iPhone/iPad, Android phone/tablet, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, Kindle Fire

Qello Concerts

Qello Concerts is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. Access Qello inside the Libby app, under Extras.


Access Qello

How does it work?

  • Checkouts: Check out a pass to get unlimited access to Qello Concerts for 7 days
  • Waitlists? No
See a video tutorial

What kind of device can I use? Computer, iPhone/iPad, Android phone/tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Kindle Fire, Fire TV, and more

Digital Newspapers & Magazines

New York Times

Live news, investigations, opinion, photos and video by the journalists of The New York Times from more than 150 countries around the world. Create an account with NYTimes.com to access.


Access the New York Times (in-library) Access the New York Times

How does it work?

  • Checkouts: Unlimited access in the library, or check out a 24-hour pass from home
  • Waitlists? No

What kind of device can I use? Computer, iPhone/iPad, Android phone/tablet, Kindle Fire

Wall Street Journal

News and information through the lens of business, finance, economics and money, global forces that shape the world and are key to understanding it.


Access the Wall Street Journal

How does it work?

Simply click the link above to create your account, and you can start using wsj.com immediately

Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and click the above link again and log in as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created

  • Checkouts: Check out a 3-day pass to access the WSJ from anywhere.
  • Waitlists? No

What kind of device can I use? Computer, iPhone/iPad, Android phone/tablet, Kindle Fire

Financial Information

Consumer Reports

Trusted ratings and reviews for products and services.


Access Consumer Reports See a video tutorial

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Research on stocks and mutual funds.


Access Morningstar See a video tutorial

Value Line Investment Survey

Research stocks, mutual funds, and other securities.


Access Value Line See a video tutorial

eCourses & Learning

Creativebug

More than 1000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.


Access Creativebug See a video tutorial

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.


Access Gale Courses See a video tutorial

Pronunciator & Bluebird

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 315 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, chat, and more. Learn online, either on your desktop computer or mobile device! Pronunciator also includes Bluebird, features 12 million prerecorded lessons, personalized courses that match your personal interests and occupation, quizzes, daily lessons and more!


Access Pronunciator Access Bluebird See a video tutorial