Borrow E-media from us for FREE with your Derby Public Library card!

OverDrive Downloadable Audio and eBook Collections

Once downloaded, audio books can be enjoyed on a computer and transferred to popular devices such as MP3 players, iPods, Smartphones and more. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire and are returned to the collection. Users may return eBooks early. From the comfort of home, card holders can browse the collection, check out and download eBooks – anytime, anywhere. eBooks can be read on a PC or Mac using free reader software called Adobe Digital Editions. eBooks can also be transferred to reading devices like the Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook or Amazon Kindle.

 hoopla_banner741The Library is now partnering with Hoopla Digital to give patrons online and mobile access to thousands of free movies, television shows, music selections, eBooks, audiobooks and comics.  Once their account is set up, Derby Public Library card holders can download the free hoopla mobile app on their Android or IOS device 24/7 for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. Click here to get started.

Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and a key provider of digital content to the library and school market. Books and Audiobooks titles from major publishing houses are distributed along with exclusive audiobooks titles produced by Recorded Books and narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides libraries with both digital content (through its proprietary RBdigital platform) and physical productions (which include CDs and MP3-CDs). Plus digital magazines, software training, continuing education courses, streaming movies, and language instruction are available as well as multiple reference and news services. For more info, visit

Find Something To Read!

Wowbrary is a catalog service that informs patrons by weekly emails and through the library website about the newest books, movies and music that have been added to the collection. It is now easy to browse through the latest additions and even place new items on hold.

Latest Wowbrary Additions

NoveList is the premier database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. Its ability to pair readers with their next favorite book comes from more than 20 years’ experience assessing people’s likes and interests, and building upon those insights with expert reviews, articles, lists, and more. Created by librarians for librarians, NoveList provides intuitive book suggestions that inspire adult and young readers’ love of the written word. Providing the right book for the right patron ignites a lifelong passion for knowing more.