This just in from the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative:
The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative offers free best-selling and classic audiobooks and eBooks, music and video selections 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at hcplc.lib.overdrive.com.
Hillsborough County library card holders may download best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more to a computer or mobile device to enjoy from the comfort of home, or just about anywhere life takes them.
With hundreds of selections to choose from, the collection of downloadable materials is guaranteed to have something for everyone. And, there are no late fees! Downloaded selections simply disappear from a patron’s device at the end of the lending period.
This service, powered by OverDrive, is free with a Hillsborough County library card and is available for just about any device with a screen, including Kindle, NOOK, Sony Reader, eBook readers, Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad/iPod/ iPod touch, Windows Phone, MP3 players, and is compatible for Windows and Mac.
To download free audiobooks and eBooks:
1. Have your Hillsborough County library card ready. Don’t have one? They’re free for residents! Just visit any public library in Hillsborough County to apply in person, or visit hcplc.org and click on Get a Card for details and to download an application.
2. Visit hcplc.lib.overdrive.com to browse the collection and select up to 10 items to download.
3. Follow the prompts to install the necessary free software for their preferred device.
4. Download and enjoy the selection.
Downloadable Music and Streaming Video
Hillsborough library card holders can also get three free music downloads each week, from the Sony Music Entertainment Catalog through an online service called Freegal, onto any MP3 player, iPod, Smartphone, laptop or tablet computer. The FREE service offers hundreds of thousands of songs in 100 genres of music through more than 50 record labels. In addition, library card holders can watch steaming documentaries and informational videos through Access Video on Demand.
For questions or help to get started using any of the free library services, call 813-273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.