E-Books, Magazines & Music

Movies, TV Shows, Music Albums, E-Books, E-Audio Books & Comic Books

Hoopla Website



Portsmouth Public Library card holders are now able to download up to six times per month, movies, TV shows, full music albums, e-books, e-audiobooks and comic books. 

Some details:

  • All the offerings from Hoopla are simultaneous access, so no holds. Multiple people can use the same items at the same time.
  • Movies and TV Shows check out for 3 days
  • Music Albums Checkout for 7 days
  • E-Books, E-Audiobooks and Comic Books check out for 21 days
  • Hoopla materials can be streamed or viewed on computers through the library website or streamed, viewed or downloaded to apps on apple and android tablets and phones. To access Hoopla, visit the Hoopla Website.

Libby, by Overdrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by Overdrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader! Its easy to get started! Just download the Libby app or use it in your web browser at Libbyapp.com

Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America

Open eBooks - Digital Public Library of America:

Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for kids. Readers can immediately download some of the most popular works of the past and present, with no costs, no holds, and no late fees. For more information, view the website here

Ebsco Classic eBooks

Master File Complete

Ebsco Classic eBooks

These world-class narratives include the works of famous authors such as Dickens, London, Wells and Melville and offer readers some of the most famous stories in history to enjoy in the classroom, at home or on-the-go. To log in click here

Freading Website

Freading, a new look at library learning


Freading is an E-book service for Portsmouth Patrons, download books to your  phone  or computer including Apple, Android, and Windows. Visit the Freading Website.

Download on the App Store

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play

Get it on Google Play

Download from Amazon Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire


Flipster Website

Flipster, Top magazines, available digitally


Flipster is an e-magazine subscription service. The magazines currently available include the following: 

  • Black Enterprise
  • Black EOE Journal
  • Digital Photography
  • Ebony
  • Essence
  • Hispanic Network
  • Interweave Crochet

Visit the Flipster Website.


Freegal Music Service


The Freegal® Music service 

Freegal allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia!  

Click to access the online website, or download the free app from either the Apple App or the Google Play store. You only need your library card number and pin to sign in!  There is a 3 weekly download limit, and you can stream 3 items a day!