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Download and Stream

 

You can read eBooks, magazines, newspapers, and comic books, watch movies, concerts and TV shows, and listen to music and audiobooks all with your Westlake Porter Public Library card!

Comics Plus

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With ComicsPlus, children, teens and adults have unlimited access to thousands of digital comic books, graphic novels, and manga from more than one hundred publishers with a WPPL library card.

Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet or phone—no holds or wait lists required. You can also download and install the LibraryPass app for iOS or Android.

Library card number and PIN required.

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EBSCOhost eBooks

Read our library's eBooks. Browse now EBSCO eBooks

A collection of non-fiction eBooks from EBSCOhost available via the web on a range of topics, including business, self-help, religion, economics, history, and more.

Apps for iPhone and Android are available.

Library card number required

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Flipster Digital Magazines

Flipster Flip to your favorite magazines from any location!

Flipster provides instant access to the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format!

To access Flipster, enter your library card number (if accessing outside of the library building), and browse available magazines. You can then click on a magazine to view it within your browser. You can access Flipster from a library computer, your home computer, your phone, or your tablet, as long as you are connected to the Internet.

The Flipster app offers offline viewing of downloaded content on your mobile devices. To download the free Flipster app, search the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store for "Flipster - Digital Magazines".

Library card number required

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The Great Courses

The Great Courses on Libby

The Great Courses offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and much more. 

Library card number and PIN required. Download the free app, add Westlake Porter Public Library/The Ohio Digital Library, and look for “Extras” to get started!

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Hoopla digital

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Hoopla offers streaming movies, television, music, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and comics! 

  • The loan period for eBooks, comics and audiobooks is 21 days
  • The loan period for music albums is 7 days.
  • The loan period for videos (movies and television) is 3 days.
  • BingePasses—for The Great Courses, Curiosity Stream and Magazines—provide unlimited streaming for 7 days.
  • You can watch, listen or read up to 20 items per month.

To get started, create your account on Hoopladigital.com. Choose the version for your operating system and browser.

You can check out content from Hoopla Digital directly from our catalog as well.

You can stream titles instantly through your desktop browser or the mobile app. Apps are also available for popular streaming platforms. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.

Library card number required.

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IndieFlix

IndieFlix provided by OverDrive

IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.

Library card number and PIN required. Download the free app, add WPPL/The Ohio Digital Library, and look for “Extras” to get started!

Find it in the Libby app

Kanopy

Kanopy Thoughtful Entertainment

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kid favorites. Partnered with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more. Kanopy provides access to thoughtful entertainment.

Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social-emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. Play credits are not required to play in Kanopy Kids. Enjoy unlimited plays in our curated collection for kids.

You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick. Links to the apps are available on the Kanopy website.

  • To get started, visit kanopy.com and select the “Add Library Card” button on the lower left
  • Enter your library number (include all letters and numbers, no spaces)
  • Create an account using your preferred email
  • Begin streaming!
  • You can stream up to 5 videos per month
  • Once you press play on a film you will have 3 days to watch it (as many times as you like)
  • Play credits will reset on the first of each month
  • To enter Kanopy Kids mode, sign into your Kanopy account and select “Go to Kanopy Kids” from the menu

Library card number required

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The New York Times

The New York Times logo

Enjoy free and unlimited access to world-class journalism in The New York Times.

You will need to register an email address and password the first time you use this access. The same login information can be used for in-library and off-site access.

  • IN LIBRARY access: Register or log in when prompted.
  • Off-site access: Register or log in and redeem a code which is good for 3 days (72 hours) of unlimited access to NYTimes.com and the New York Times app. After 3 days, you will need to log in and redeem another code.

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OverDrive | The Ohio Digital Library

OverDrive Ohio Digital Library

WPPL offers eBooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, and videos from OverDrive through The Ohio Digital Library.

You can download eBooks for a range of eReaders, like the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader or Barnes & Noble Nook and many others. We also offer digital audiobooks, magazines, and videos that will play on many devices. 

Libby app for OverDriveWith the Libby app by OverDrive, you can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet. You can even send and read your borrowed eBooks to your Kindle eReader! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and digital library users of all ages.

You can check out eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from OverDrive directly from our catalog as well.

Library card number and PIN required

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The Plain Dealer Digital Edition

The Plain Dealer

Electronic versions of The Plain Dealer newspaper are available via NewsBank for access in-library and from home using your library card number and PIN.

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PressReader

Link to PressReader

With PressReader and Westlake Porter Public Library, you get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves. There are no limits on downloads. They're yours to keep forever.

Use your WPPL library card number to connect via the web or with the latest version of the PressReader app.

Library card number and PIN required

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Qello Concerts

Your library presents Qello Concerts by Stingray

Qello Concerts by Stingray is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.

With new releases every week, Qello Concerts span over 30 genres, from classical to rock, reggae to country. Log in at the library, on multiple devices or at home on your big screen, with Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Sony, and more.

Your free Stingray Qello account is good for 7 days. There is no limit to the number of times you can log in and you do not need to sign up for a subscription.

Library card number and PIN required. Download the free app, add Westlake Porter Public Library/The Ohio Digital Library, and look for “Extras” to get started!

Find it in the Libby app

TumbleBooks Library

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TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Have fun with reading in a whole new way!

There is more information, including a User's Guide and FAQ on TumbleBooks Library's site.

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Virtual Author Talks

Computer on coffee table displaying Virtual Author Talk page

Join WPPL and the Library Speakers Consortium online for up to three live presentations per month. These Virtual Author Talks feature New York Times best-selling authors such as Alka Joshi and thought leaders like historian Marcia Chatelain streamed to your computer or laptop in the comfort of your own home.

You can also browse an archive of past speakers and view the video from their talks. Sign up for a talk today!

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Freegal Music was discontinued as of January 1, 2022.

Check out Hoopla Digital and WPPL’s collection of music on CD for popular albums as well as indie and local music.

What type of digital resource are you looking for?

eBooks & Audiobooks

  • EBSCOhost eBooks
  • Hoopla Digital
  • OverDrive
  • TumbleBook Library

Magazines & Comics

  • ComicsPlus
  • Flipster Digital Magazines
  • hoopla Digital
  • The New York Times
  • OverDrive
  • The Plain Dealer Digital Edition
  • PressReader

Movies and TV

  • The Great Courses
  • hoopla Digital
  • IndieFlix
  • Kanopy
  • OverDrive
  • Qello Concerts by Stingray

Music

  • hoopla Digital
  • Qello Concerts by Stingray

Especially for Kids

  • ComicsPlus
  • hoopla Digital
  • Kanopy
  • OverDrive
  • TumbleBook Library
Library card

Don't have a Westlake Porter Public Library card? It's free and convenient to get one! Online registration delivers a Digital Access card number which will work immediately with all of our digital platforms. These accounts can easily be converted to full access so you can check out books, movies, video games, and more. Learn more on our Welcome page.