New Digital Resources Available at the Library

You now have more digital resources available for free through the Kansas City Public Library's collection! Magazines are now offered through OverDrive, and comics and graphic novels from publishers including DC Comics have been added to hoopla!

Wired, Vogue, ESPN, Smithsonian, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Vanity Fair, Backpacker.

What do these magazines and periodicals have in common? These and many more are available for free with your Library card!

Digital magazines are now available through OverDrive, which already provides Kansas City Public Library cardholders with free access to over 25,000 eBooks and 10,000 Audiobooks.

To read these magazines and periodicals, you must first install the Nook Reading App, which is free and available for almost all smartphones and tablets as well as computers running Windows 8.

  OverDrive has expanded their content of eBooks and Audiobooks to include Magazines and Periodicals.

Hoopla recently expanded their already-great collection of music and movies to include eBooks and comics. And now with the acquisition of many series and graphic novels from DC Comics and its indy imprint Vertigo, their collection is even more robust.

From critically-acclaimed adult titles such as Watchmen, Sandman, Fables, and The Dark Knight Returns, to children's favorites such as Tiny Titans, there are many books to choose from.

And there are more comics available from IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, and many others, including titles just for kids.

You can also enjoy thousands of movies, television shows, audiobooks, and full music albums. Users may stream content online from hoopla or download it for remote viewing.

  Hoopla offers digital comics, eBooks, music, movies and audiobooks.

On hoopla eBooks, Comics, and Audiobooks check out for 21 days at a time, while most movie and TV content is available for 72 hours after borrowing. You are limited to 20 titles per month.

On OverDrive, eBooks and Audiobooks are available for 21 days, and you can have a maximum of 20 titles check out at a time. Digital Magazine issues are yours to keep, and do not count towards your 20 item limit.

On both of these services, items are automatically returned at the end of your lending period, so you never need to worry about overdue fines! These new offerings are just part of the Library’s ever-expanding digital collections.

And if you are a KC metro-area resident that does not already have a Kansas City Public Library card, you can get an eCard online to get immediate access to these resources that our cardholders already enjoy!