Ebooks and online media

Your Durham County Library card offers you lots of options for free digital content. We’ve got ebooks, e-audio, magazines, TV shows, movies, and music, ready for streaming and/or downloading. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Aside from the options on this page, we also provide free access to digital resources for online classes, language learning, test taking, genealogy, job hunting, homework help, and more. See our online resources page for everything that’s available.

Our resources are provided by a variety of vendors. Please see our privacy policy for more information about how they and we handle your account data.

Ebooks

OverDrive
Libby

Our most popular ebook collection (also available via the Libby app) – if you’re new to ebooks, start here.

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hoopla

Ebooks and graphic novels with no holds.

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E-audiobooks

OverDrive
Libby

Best-selling and popular e-audiobooks (also available via the Libby app).

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hoopla

Popular e-audiobooks with no holds.

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Movies and TV

hoopla

Kids’ TV, movies, and more.

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IndieFlix

Classic films, award-winning shorts, documentaries, more. Also available via the Libby app.

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Also:

The Great Courses

Films on Demand
(Includes the NC LIVE Video Collection)

Magazines and newspapers

OverDrive
Libby

Free, digital access to over 3000 popular magazines.

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The New York Times

Unlimited access to NYTimes.com

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Music

hoopla

From classical to current hits.

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For kids

OverDrive
Libby

Ebooks, e-audiobooks, and magazines just for kids.

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NC Kids Digital Library

Ebooks, e-audiobooks, and video.

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Tumble Book Library

Read-along ebooks.

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Just For Kids - Access Video

Popular kids’ educational shows, streaming.

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hoopla

Kids Mode available under Settings.

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Checkout details

Service Checkouts Loan period Renewals Holds
OverDrive ebooks and e-audio 15 at a time Up to 21 days;
adjustable in account settings
10 at a time
OverDrive magazines Unlimited Up to 21 days;
adjustable in account settings
N/A Instant access
hoopla 5 per month Ebooks: 21 days
Audiobooks: 21 days
Movies: 2-3 days*
Music: 7 days
*Depends on publisher settings
Renewal counts as a separate checkout Instant access
Great Courses Unlimited access pass 7 days Unlimited N/A
IndieFlix Unlimited access pass 7 days Unlimited N/A
NC Kids Digital Library 5 at a time Up to 21 days;
adjustable in account settings
none