E-Media | Los Angeles Public Library

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The Los Angeles City Library blows my mind as the local leader in embracing high tech solutions and applications. I thought I was cool because of Freegal Music and my Overdrive use. Wow. I underestimated.

The Los Angeles Public Library knows that e-Media collections, devices and formats can be confusing. In order to help you get started, this page shows our vendors (below), shows what types of materials are available by vendor (to the right), and also offers some Help Links and Device Guides (below and to the right). All e-Books, e-Audiobooks and OverDrive downloadable e-Videos are listed in our catalog, e-Music, e-Magazines and streaming e-Video (hoopla) are not.


e-Books from Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 are available to download and transfer to PCs, iOS devices and Android devices. These books use the bLio reader, which is available for download at the site. Support for Adobe Digital Edition compatible devices (Nook, Sony Reader) is also available via the ePub format. Access is provided by your library card and a bLio account, which you can create after you log in with your card.

Axis360 Help Pages

BiblioBoard features books, articles, images, photographs, maps, pamphlets, and documents as well as streaming audio and video content on a wide variety of topics including Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Nature, Native American Studies, Sports, Drama, Games, Crafts, Cooking, Music and Children’s Literature.

All content is available on an unlimited multi-user basis with no checkouts or returns. You can access BiblioBoard content from the web or various mobile devices using your library card number. Download the free app using these links: Web, iPad, Nexus, Kindle Fire HD  Just choose “Los Angeles Public Library” from the Library Credentials drop down, then enter your library card # and pin.

ComicsPlus offers unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels, comic books and manga from virtually any device, tablet or PC.  Age range runs from kid-friendly early reader comics to action, crime and fantasy graphic novels for teens.

You will need to set up a new account (username and password) with EBSCOhost. EBSCOhost has provided instructions on how to create a personal account, but to follow them you must first use this link to go through an authentication process.

For assistance with EBSCO e-Media, please use this form.


Freegal allows users to download up to 5 music track downloads a week from the Sony Music catalog. All selections are DRM-free in mp3 format. Patrons use their library card to download items (Freegal Music downloads are not available with the e-card).

hoopla is a digital media platform that gives access to digital entertainment content from either mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets and/or via any browser.  hoopla offers e-books, e-comics, full length feature movies, episodic television programming, full musical albums and unabridged audiobooks.

hoopla Help Pages


e-Audiobooks from Recorded Books  available to download and transfer to selected devices. Patrons must do a one-time account setup using their library cards (OneClickDigital accounts are not available with the e-card).

OneClickdigital Help Pages

Direct e-mail support is available at support@oneclickdigital.com

OverDrive offers downloadable e-Books, e-Audiobooks, e-Videos and e-Music. Additional software is required for all files. Most e-Media can be transferred to a portable device (Kindle now supported!). Patrons use their library card to check-out items.

OverDrive Help Pages

For assistance with OverDrive e-Media, please use this form.

Zinio offers full color, interactive digital magazines. Browse from a collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

Other e-Media

ALOUD Podcasts

These podcasts are recorded live in Los Angeles Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the award-winning ALOUD at Central Library speaker series presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.

L.A. in Focus Videos

These videos are recordings of “L.A. in Focus”, a series of lectures presented by Photo Friends and the Photo Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library, spotlighting images from the Library’s collection and unique stories of L.A. history.

via E-Media | Los Angeles Public Library.

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