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Magazines are now on Overdrive/Libby! As of April 1, 2020, we are no longer offering magazines through RBDigital. 

The Manchester City Library is pleased to offer our patrons the ability to download free ebooks, magazines, audio books, music, videos, and graphic novels to their e-readers and mobile devices. Read below to learn more about our digital services and how they work.

Please note that digital titles, once checked out, may be streamed online, or viewed within a web browser on our public computers. If you wish to download titles for offline use, however, you'll need to use your own device. You may download digital titles using our public wifi, but not our public computers.

Introducing Kanopy!

Kanopy

What Kanopy offers:

  • Documentaries: Over 15,000 documentaries on all topics from the environment to race and social justice.
  • Foreign Films: over 2,000 foreign films in 180 languages
  • The Great Courses: Interested in learning French? How to draw? The Great Courses have you covered! Once you begin a course, you have access to all of its episodes for 30 days, and they do not count toward your 5 monthly play credits. 
  • Movies: Over 9,000 movies including great selection of early cinema
  • Learning cinema: including the Great Courses collection, over 1,500 K-12 curriculum films, career development films, language learning, and lifestyle content (yoga, cooking, etc)
  • Local content: the collection’s breadth provides access to a wide array of films from local filmmakers and on issues of local and regional relevance
  • Kanopy Kids: A tightly curated collection of the best programs for children aged 2-12, launched in partnership with Common Sense Media, the leading rating/review source for parents. You'll have unlimited access that does not count towards your 5 monthly play credits!
  • Accessibility: Kanopy is the only platform to meet full accessibility standards – (1) all films have captions and transcripts; (2) films are compatible with visual impairment technologies; and (3) films provide special disability settings for patrons.

To use Kanopy, you will need:

  • A current Manchester City Library card with less than $10.00 in fines. Please see our Circulation Policies for information on what documentation you'll need to obtain or renew a library card. 
  • A PC, tablet, smartphone, TV streaming device, or other compatible device.
  • A Kanopy account.
  • For mobile devices, you'll need to install the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire.
  • Kanopy TV apps include: Apple TV and Airplay, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, Telstra TV, and Chromecast.
  • There is no app required for desktop use. Simply stream directly from the Kanopy website.
  • Internet access.

Help:

Need help getting started? Kanopy FAQs and troubleshooting

Patrons are limited to 5 views per month through Kanopy. If you require more assistance, please call the library at 603-624-6550.


Hoopla

Hoopla

What Hoopla offers:

  • Ebooks, including graphic novels! (21 day loan)
  • Audiobooks (21 day loan)
  • Music (7 day loan)
  • Movies and TV (3 day loan)
  • No hold lists!

To use Hoopla, you will need:

  • A current Manchester City Library card with less than $10.00 in fines. Please see our Circulation Policies for information on what documentation you'll need to obtain or renew a library card. 
  • A PC, tablet, smartphone, streaming device, or other compatible device.
  • A Hoopla account. You'll need to create a Hoopla account before signing in.
  • For mobile devices, you'll need to install the Hoopla app for iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire. There is no app required for desktop use. To download the app for your streaming device, please see Hoopla's Supported Device section for instructions.
  • Internet access.

Help:

Need help getting started? Hoopla has videos, FAQs and troubleshooting to teach you the basics. 

Patrons are limited to 4 checkouts per month through Hoopla, and availability of titles may vary with overall patron usage. If you require more assistance, please call the library at 603-624-6550.


Overdrive
Overdrive (Libby)

Overdrive offers:

  • Audio Books
  • Ebooks
  • Magazines

To use Overdrive, you will need:

  • A current Manchester City Library card with less than $10.00 in fines. Please see our Circulation Policies for information on what documentation you'll need to obtain or renew a library card.
  • An e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other compatible device.
    • MAC USERS! Please be aware OverDrive Media Console software has been discontinued for Mac computers with OS (10.15) Catalina. The vendor recommends listening from the digital website or via the Libby app.
  • Libby app/software. If you have the Overdrive app, please be aware that this is being phased out! 
  • Internet access.
Help:

Need help getting started? Overdrive has guides to teach you the basics.

Having trouble? Overdrive offers a Troubleshooting guide so solve frequent issues.

Check out the NH Downloadable Books blog for guides, tips, tricks

If you require more assistance, please call the library at 603-624-6550.


3M Cloud Library
Cloud Library

Cloud Library offers:

  • Audio Books
  • Ebooks

To use Cloud Library, you will need:

  • A current Manchester City Library card with less than $10.00 in fines. Please see our Circulation Policies for information on what documentation you'll need to obtain or renew a library card.
  • An e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other compatible device with the Cloud Library app/Software.
  • Internet access.
  • Your library card PIN/password  (defaulted to the last 4 digits of your phone number. Contact circulation to re-set your PIN).
Help

Need help getting started? Check out the Could Library FAQ page or watch this short video.

Having trouble downloading or borrowing books? Cloud Library has troubleshooting guides  and how-to videos for most topics. 

If you still require assistance, you can call us at 603-624-6550.


Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers:

  • Ebooks in over 50 languags!

To use Project Gutenberg, you will need:

  • A computer, tablet, e-reader, or smartphone device. Visit Project Gutenberg's mobile device guide to find out how to read their books.
  • Internet Access.
  • That's it! This is not a library-sponsored resource, so you can download ebooks, even if you don't have a library card!

Help:

Need help getting started? View the mobile device guide to find out how to read ebooks from Project Gutenberg.

Having trouble downloading or borrowing? Contact Gutenberg support


Internet Archive

Internet Archive offers:

  • Ebooks
  • Digitized texts
  • E-Audio books
  • Video
  • Music
  • Video Games/Software
  • Art

To use Lending Library, you will need:

  • An Internet Archive account.
  • Internet Access.
  • A computer, tablet, e-reader, or smartphone device. 
  • For some content, you'll need Adobe Digital Editions software and account.
  • That's it! This is not a library-sponsored resource, so you can download ebooks, even if you don't have a library card!

Help:

Need help getting started? Visit Archive's Help page.

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