EBSCO eBooks

Ebsco-ebooks3EBSCO eBook Public Library Collectionwide variety of titles for all ages including cookbooks, crafts and hobbies, health, and more – includes over 25,000 e-book titles in a variety of subjects and topics including self-help, health and fitness, games, crafts and hobbies, medical, cooking and religion. Each title can be read either on a computer or downloaded to a variety of devices. (The loan period is 7 days).   help

EBSCO eBook Collection –  Over 11,000 eBooks. Digital full-text versions of books such as reference works, scholarly monographs, fiction, and a wide variety general interest titles for all ages – Books can be read on computers and also downloaded to a variety of devices.  (The loan period is 7 days).   help


Step-by-Step Directions for Downloading EBSCO Ebooks

Click here to download step-by-step instructions for using EBSCO ebooks at the Plymouth Public Library.


Hoopla Digital Media Service

hoopla ButtonOne of our most popular services,  Hoopla Digital media service allows you to stream and download audiobooks, comics, ebooks, movies, music and television shows.  Choose from thousands of titles from major film studios, recording companies and publishers, including Harper Collins e-audiobooks.

Click here for a quick tutorial on how to get started using Hoopla.

Help & Support

Visit the Hoopla Help page for more information and answers to common questions.

Video tutorials and demonstrations can also be found on the Hoopla YouTube channel.

Available content and checkout periods:

  • Hoopla eBooks, Audiobooks, Comics: 21 days
  • Hoopla Music: 7 days
  • Hoopla Video (Movies and TV): 3 days

Monthly Checkout Limits

As of January 2018, the monthly checkout limit for Hoopla Digital has been reduced from 10 per user to 5 per user. There is also now a budgetary cap to ensure sufficient funds remain in place to continue this service.

We understand that this will be a disappointing change for some users, but it was necessary due to overwhelming demand on the Hoopla product.

Hoopla is a pay-per-use service. Every time one of our cardholders checks out a Hoopla item, the Plymouth Public Library is charged for its use. This differs from physical audiobooks, CDs, and DVD/Blu-Ray movies, where we may be able to check out an individual item many times for one purchase. As Hoopla has grown in popularity among Plymouth Public Library members, it began to use an unsustainable portion of our budget. If you have reached your monthly checkout limit, we suggest you take a look at our other digital services, which include:

Our thanks for your understanding on this issue.

Kanopy Movies

The Kanopy Streaming Video Collection offers what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights.” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 titles, including award-winning documentaries and acclaimed films, rare and hard-to-find titles, and classic films, with collections from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and PBS among many others.

Users can access Kanopy through a variety of devices and platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS and Android. Kanopy is also compatible for hearing- (with captions and transcripts) and visually-impaired patrons (compatible with technologies such as JAWS).  Wi-Fi access is necessary to view movies, which are available to stream but not to download.  Films that are checked out are available to view for three days with a maximum of 10 checkouts a month.  Visit the Kanopy help page for more information.

To create an account,  follow the link to https://plymouthpl.kanopystreaming.com/ and enter your email address and a password.  You must enter your library card number  in order for your account to be confirmed.

Click here to view a quick tutorial on how to get started with Kanopy at the Plymouth Public Library.

OverDrive Audiobooks and eBooks

OverDriveBanner OverDrive Audiobooks and eBooks Catalog – popular bestselling titles for all ages

Overdrive for Kids and Teens Catalog – popular bestselling titles for kids and teens in a user-friendly search format

Click here for a short video tutorial about how to use OverDrive, including up-to-date tips on using the new Libby App.

For a limited time, check out titles from Minuteman Library Network and SAILS Library Network with your existing library card!  Enter your library card barcode and PIN and choose "OCLN patron" from the drop down menu to log-in.  (Items checked out from outside OCLN will be available to use only in the Overdrive App but NOT the Libby App).

Help & Support

Many common questions are answered on OverDrive's Help page.  If you need more assistance, you can also fill out and submit this Help Desk form, describing whatever issues you may be having.

To download and print instructions for using Overdrive, click on the images below, which will bring you to "how-to's" for most commonly used devices.  (If you need help using a Chromebook, click here. )


Android Smartphones and Tablets
iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch
Kindle E-Readers

OverDrive Streaming Video

OverDriveVideoTitles of all kinds including award-winning independent films, children’s videos, foreign films, documentaries, comedies, dramas, educational videos and more.  Search from the OverDrive Catalog, choosing the category “Videos” under the Collections heading.  Borrow and watch free shows, movies, and more. Videos will play either in the OverDrive app (for Android or iOS) or right in your web browser. Click here for help getting started.