eBooks & eAudio Resources

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FVRL Resources

OverDrive (& Libby app)

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks to read on the device of your choice. Check out up to ten titles at a time for up to 21 days. Ver títulos disponibles en español. Note: OverDrive app changes as of February 23, 2022.

Get started on your device
Borrowing, returning, renewing

See the FAQs on our eBooks & eAudio page or our "Get Help Using FVRL's Online Resources" page for answers to your questions.

Having problems or getting a security warning?

Starting September 30, 2021, you'll probably have problems if you're trying to use OverDrive or Libby on an older browser or operating system. You may see a security warning or a "your connection is not private" message, or you may just have problems signing in, borrowing, loading the app's content, etc.

Why? The web certificate provider that OverDrive uses will no longer support certain older operating systems, including iOS 9 or older and MacOS below 10.12.1. We have also heard from our patrons that some older Kindle Fire or Android devices are also affected. 

What to do about it? Update your browser or operating system, if possible. Here's how to update your iOS device, or read more about the issue from Libby Help or OverDrive Help. Unfortunately, some older devices may not be able to update to current software, and it might be time to consider buying a new (or at least newer) device.

What happens if you ignore the message? Your data could be compromised, since OverDrive can’t verify that you're connecting with a legitimate server.

Still have questions?

These resources may help:

OverDrive Teens

Browse OverDrive's teen catalog for eBooks and eAudiobooks to read on the device of your choice. Check out up to 10 titles at a time for up to 21 days.

Get started on your device
Borrowing, returning, renewing

See the FAQs on our eBooks & eAudio page or our "Get Help Using FVRL's Online Resources" page for answers to your questions.

Having problems or getting a security warning?

Starting September 30, 2021, you'll probably have problems if you're trying to use OverDrive or Libby on an older browser or operating system. You may see a security warning or a "your connection is not private" message, or you may just have problems signing in, borrowing, loading the app's content, etc.

Why? The web certificate provider that OverDrive uses will no longer support certain older operating systems, including iOS 9 or older and MacOS below 10.12.1. We have also heard from our patrons that some older Kindle Fire or Android devices are also affected. 

What to do about it? Update your browser or operating system, if possible. Here's how to update your iOS device, or read more about the issue from Libby Help or OverDrive Help. Unfortunately, some older devices may not be able to update to current software, and it might be time to consider buying a new (or at least newer) device.

What happens if you ignore the message? Your data could be compromised, since OverDrive can’t verify that you're connecting with a legitimate server.

Still have questions?

These resources may help:

OverDrive Kids

Browse OverDrive's kids catalog for eBooks and eAudiobooks to read on the device of your choice. Check out up to 10 titles at a time for up to 21 days.

Get started on your device
Borrowing, returning, renewing

See the FAQs on our eBooks & eAudio page or our "Get Help Using FVRL's Online Resources" page for answers to your questions.

Having problems or getting a security warning?

Starting September 30, 2021, you'll probably have problems if you're trying to use OverDrive or Libby on an older browser or operating system. You may see a security warning or a "your connection is not private" message, or you may just have problems signing in, borrowing, loading the app's content, etc.

Why? The web certificate provider that OverDrive uses will no longer support certain older operating systems, including iOS 9 or older and MacOS below 10.12.1. We have also heard from our patrons that some older Kindle Fire or Android devices are also affected. 

What to do about it? Update your browser or operating system, if possible. Here's how to update your iOS device, or read more about the issue from Libby Help or OverDrive Help. Unfortunately, some older devices may not be able to update to current software, and it might be time to consider buying a new (or at least newer) device.

What happens if you ignore the message? Your data could be compromised, since OverDrive can’t verify that you're connecting with a legitimate server.

Still have questions?

These resources may help:

Hoopla

Check out up to 20 films, TV episodes, music albums, eAudio, or eComics from Hoopla monthly and enjoy them on your computer, phone, tablet, or TV. Collections available in several languages, including español中文, and русский.

Basic information
  • Materials are available in over 70 languages.
  • View movies and TV shows for 72 hours (3 days) following checkout. (Some publishers limit the borrow time to 48 hours (2 days).)
  • Stream music albums for up to seven (7) days following checkout.
  • Download and view eComics, eBooks, eAudio, and sheet music for 21 days following checkout.
  • Start an online book club.
  • You may need the Widevine plugin to view videos in your browser. If you are using Firefox, you may wish to use Google Chrome instead, as it doesn't require the plugin.
Get started today
  1. Go to Hoopla and sign up with the email and password of your choice.
  2. Download the appropriate app for your device, or use it in your web browser.
  3. Borrow and enjoy!
How to turn on subtitles in Hoopla

Hoopla offers subtitles for many of the movies and TV shows in its collection. Videos with subtitles available display a "CC" icon next to the title on the video's details page.

To activate subtitles, first start playing the video. Then, follow the steps listed below based on how you are watching:

On a computer

  1. Click the middle of the screen to bring up the playback menu.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper-right of the screen.
  3. Pick a language to turn on subtitles.
  4. If you wish, click "Caption Settings" to change font and background settings.
  5. Click the X in the upper right corner to close the settings window.

On an Android Device or Kindle Fire

  1. Tap the middle of the screen to bring up the viewing menu.
  2. Tap the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap the language name to turn on subtitles.
  4. Tap the X in the upper right corner to close the subtitles window. (You may have to tap the screen again to get back to the movie.)

On an iOS device

  1. Tap the middle of the screen to bring up the viewing menu.
  2. Tap the small, 3-dot icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap "Subtitles"
  4. Tap the language name to turn on subtitles.
Get help
  • See Hoopla help for FAQs.
  • Forgot the email address you used to sign up? Use the "Contact Us" form at the bottom of every Hoopla help page, or send an email to feedback@hoopladigital.com. Be sure to include the library's name (Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries), your library card number, and a description of your issue. (Unfortunately, FVRL staff can't look up your Hoopla email address or password.)
  • Forgot your Hoopla password? Use the "Forgot your password?" link on the Hoopla login page once you know the correct email address.
  • Need to reset your Hoopla password? We can do that for you! Just use our Help form.
  • Ask us for Help for other Hoopla issues (not account login).

TumbleBooks

Peruse animated, talking picture books, early chapter books, puzzles, and resources for kids and families in TumbleBooks. Includes a limited number of books in French, Spanish, and other languages.

TeenBookCloud

Stream eBooks, graphic novels, videos, and audiobooks of high interest to tweens and teens, as well as classics and some teacher-assigned titles. You'll need an internet connection only—no downloading!

How does TeenBookCloud help teachers?

In many ways! Take a look at these TeenBookCloud features:

  • Most titles have reading level information on the title record page, including Accelerated Reader (A/R) and Lexile levels as well as publisher-suggested interest level grade ranges.
  • Some titles have accompanying lesson plans and quizzes linked on the title record page.
  • TumbleTracker lets teachers track their students' reading progress, assign books to read and quizzes to take, and tailor assignments based on student activity. (Find out more about TumbleTracker under "About" in the main menu.) You may request a TumbleTracker account by sending your teacher email address to info@tumblebooks.com.

Gale eBooks

Search full-text reference eBooks on a variety of topics or read entire travel guidebooks without leaving your computer. No limits, holds, or waiting!

World Book eBooks

Access highly illustrated eBooks for kids in many curriculum areas. Always available to read in your browser—no holds or waiting! Subjects include biography, crafts, cultures, dinosaurs, environment, health, history, mythology, nature, space, and technology.

Web Resources

bookboon.com

Download free, non-fiction eBooks on a wide range of topics, including accounting, engineering, language learning, and more.

Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

Read from a library of over 6000 digitized historical children's books, available online from the University of Florida Digital Collections. This collection includes British and American children's books and magazines from the mid 1800s on by such authors as Lewis Carroll, Louisa May Alcott, Horatio Alger, and many more.

Project Gutenberg

Choose from over 53,000 free EPUB or Kindle titles; download them or read them online. This is a great source of classic titles that are no longer under U.S. Copyright. You can add them to your DropBox, Google Drive or OneDrive if you have one and enjoy at your leisure. You can also choose to download or transfer titles to your mobile device, following these tips.