Branch News

Visit Our eLibrary From Your Home, From Anywhere!

By Ingrid Rivera, LPLS Public Relations Associate

8/26/2014 -- Pull out your iPad, your Kindle, mobile phone.

Visit our libraries right from your home.

With a click of the mouse on your laptop you’ll see

A vast array of treasures in our eLibrary!

From eBooks, to movies and great audiobooks

To magazines, music and TV shows – take a look!

The world’s at your fingertips with our eLibrary;

With your library card – digital goodies are free!*


Lorain Public Library System’s (LPLS) digital media collection has grown!


In our eLibrary on, LPLS cardholders may download and/or stream free eBooks, audiobooks, TV shows, movies, music and magazines.


As if you needed another reason to get an LPLS library card!


You can enjoy most of these services through apps on your mobile device.


Many eLibrary services are kid friendly too!


You’ll also find great educational opportunities. There are free online classes where you can learn about computers, photography, writing, website development and so much more!


Read further to see what’s available in our eLibrary.  Check it out online for more details.



LPLS eLibrary Offerings

• Axis 360 provides eBooks and digital audiobooks. Check out titles for adults, children and teens.


• BookFlix is an online literary resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. Try out these online books for preschoolers through third-graders.


• Freegal Movies is a streaming video service. Access thousands of feature films and television episodes.


• Freegal Music gives you access to millions of songs from over 28,000 labels, including the Sony Music catalog.  Download songs – and they’re yours to keep!


• Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses that you can take entirely online.  Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.   


• Hoopla lets you borrow free digital movies, TV shows, full music CDs and audiobooks.  Gain access to thousands of titles that are available for instant streaming or temporary download.


• OverDrive - Enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, music and video.  


• OverDrive for Kids - Find eBooks, audiobooks, music, videos and more.  This service is tailored to kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.


• Zinio offers you full digital copies of nearly 100 magazines.


So pull out your tablets, cell phones and laptops.  Visit and click on eLibrary.  You’ll be happy you did!


*Poem by Ingrid Rivera, LPLS public relations associate