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 Access Libby Access OverDrive

OverDrive

Offers eBooks and audiobooks.

  • Limited to Alachua County and PAL Cooperative (Putnam, Alachua, Levy) cardholders
  • Download through the Libby app by OverDrive
  • For eBooks, read in Libby, in browser or download Adobe Digital Editions
  • For Kindle Books, read via Kindle or apps
  • Need library card number and PIN/Password*

*Your PIN/password is automatically set to the four digit year you were born. You can reset your password from the My Account menu, using the "Forgot your PIN or password?" option with the email on your account or contact your preferred library for assistance.

 Libby Help
OverDrive help: Feb. 23 update / Getting Started / OverDrive Support

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Business & Technology

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Access O'Reilly

O'Reilly

Provides eBooks that are read online via your web browser.

  • Technology, digital media and business eBooks and videos
  • 10,000 titles to choose from
  • Ideal ready-reference resource
  • Unlimited checkouts, no need for reserves
  • Titles always available
  • Full text searching
  • Can search several eBooks simultaneously
  • No download necessary
  • Mac compatibility
  • Requires your library card number for remote access (outside the library)

O'Reilly help: O'Reilly support

Comics & Graphic Novels

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Access hoopla Comics

hoopla

Alachua County residents can get free access to movies, music, TV shows, comics, and graphic novels through hoopla.

Get started:
Use your library card number to create an account with your email address as the user name, by using either the "Access hoopla" website link above on your phone, tablet, computer, or smart TV or search for the hoopla app on the following devices:

  • Apple (iOS) and AppleTV
  • Android and Android TV
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Fire TV

Check out up to 10 items per month as follows:

  • Movies and TV episodes: 2-3 days
  • Music albums: 7 days
  • Comics and Graphic Novels: 21 days

Visit our hoopla help resources online.


Magazines

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Access OverDrive Magazines

OverDrive
  • More than 3,000 magazine titles
  • Same articles as in print versions
  • Some titles contain links and other interactive features
  • Full-text searching
  • Unlimited checkouts - Magazines don't count toward checkout limit
  • Checkout for 7, 14, or 21 days
  • Works on any computer or device with a browser and Internet access

Apps available for mobile devices.

Libby app available for mobile devices.

 OverDrive help: Getting Started /  OverDrive Support

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Access Flipster

Flipster
  • About 20 exclusive titles (Time, People, Ebony, etc.)
  • Same articles as in print versions
  • Some titles contain links and other interactive features
  • Full-text searching
  • Works on any computer or device with a browser and Internet access
  • Apps are available for iPads and Android tablets (v. 4.2 & up) for off-line reading

 Flipster help: Getting started / System requirements

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Access MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications covering a wide range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues.

This resource also includes articles and reviews from Consumer Reports.

  • Full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals
  • Full text for more than 500 reference books
  • Over 105,000 primary source documents
  • Image collection of over 400,000 photos, maps and flags. 

Newspapers

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Access Gainesville Sun Collection

The Gainesville Sun Collection

The Gainesville Sun Collection, provided by Newsbank, has full-color images of The Gainesville Sun newspaper for 1911 to present. 

Gainesville Sun Collection help

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Access The New York Times

The New York Times

Complimentary digital access to The New York Times at NYTimes.com and through the mobile app.

New York Times app for iOS / Android

With the New York Times, you will find a variety of topics covered with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking-news articles, blogs, videos, and interactive features. It's one of the country's most distinguished papers of record.

Please keep in mind that access with your library card only includes the Mini Crossword puzzle. 

From any desktop computer in the library or on your own device using the Library's WiFi network, your access is automatic once you create an account and log in at NYTimes.com.

For remote access (anywhere outside the library), follow these steps to claim your free 24-hour pass.

  1. Click the link to access the New York Times
  2. Click "Redeem" (code will be pre-populated)
  3. Already have a NYTimes.com account? Simply log in with your email and password.
  4. If you don't have a NYTimes.com account, click the login button to create one.
  5. A confirmation page will appear advising when your 24-hour pass expires.
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Access America's News

America's News

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events. America's News by Newsbank is the world's premier provider of newspaper and other online news sources. It features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S.

Search current and archived news stories from local titles such as The Gainesville SunChiefland Citizen, and Ocala Star Banner. Major metro titles include The Miami HeraldThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and USA Today. A collection of America's news magazines is also available.

America's News help


 

Music

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Access hoopla Music

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Alachua County residents can get free access to movies, music, TV shows, comics, and graphic novels through hoopla.

Get started:
Use your library card number to create an account with your email address as the user name, by using either the "Access hoopla" website link above on your phone, tablet, computer, or smart TV or search for the hoopla app on the following devices:

  • Apple (iOS) and AppleTV
  • Android and Android TV
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Fire TV

Check out up to 10 items per month as follows:

  • Movies and TV episodes: 2-3 days
  • Music albums: 7 days
  • Comics and Graphic Novels: 21 days

Visit our hoopla help resources online.

Movies & TV

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Access hoopla

hoopla

Alachua County residents can get free access to movies, music, TV shows, comics, and graphic novels through hoopla.

Get started:
Use your library card number to create an account with your email address as the user name, by using either the "Access hoopla" website link above on your phone, tablet, computer, or smart TV or search for the hoopla app on the following devices:

  • Apple (iOS) and AppleTV
  • Android and Android TV
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Fire TV

Check out up to 10 items per month as follows:

  • Movies and TV episodes: 2-3 days
  • Music albums: 7 days
  • Comics and Graphic Novels: 21 days

Visit our hoopla help resources online.

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