Multnomah County Library's digital collection includes e-books, audiobooks, music, video and talking picture books through a variety of services. You can reserve and enjoy titles from OverDrive and 3M Cloud Library with an increased hold limit of 10 items. E-book holds do not count against the limit of 15 holds per patron for printed books and other items.
Browse, check out and read thousands of e-books directly from the library catalog or via the the 3M Cloud Library app. Currently, 3M books are not compatible with Kindle.
Streaming movies, music and TV shows
Hoopla is a streaming digital media service that enables library patrons to watch and listen to a wide selection of movies, television shows, educational and instructional videos, documentaries and music through a browser, smartphone or tablet. Library patrons can access full music albums for one week apiece and movies and other video content for a three-day period per item, with a limit of four items per month. Hoopla also has an iOS app and an Android app.
Music Online is a streaming audio, video, reference and scores collection with a fully cross-searchable suite of hundreds of thousands of classical, jazz, American, and world music recordings; scores; and pages of full-text reference content.
Additional e-books, audio and video
The library provides a variety of resources to read online.
For kids and parents:
TumbleBooks: A collection of children's stories from around the world, this resource offers electronic picture books and chapter books, accompanied by educational games and activities.
BookFlix: Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: More than 1,400 reference e-books, plus every Gale information database at Multnomah County Library.
ebrary: E-books from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas, along with powerful research tools.
Internet Archive: Offers permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in their collections.
Open Culture: High-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Audio books, online courses, movies, language lessons, e-books and other enriching content — it’s all here.
Project Gutenberg: The first and largest single collection of free e-books. Most of the over 38,000 titles in the collection are full-text of public domain books. There is also an audiobook collection.