Unlock a vast amount of free downloadable and/or streaming items through the Lorain Public Library System (LPLS).

Our eLibrary collection offers LPLS cardholders the freedom to download and/or stream books, movies, music, magazines and more at no charge, from wherever you are!  Read below to learn more about the digital services LPLS provides and get started on your electronic library journey today. 

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Axis 360 provides eBooks and digital audiobooks. Check out titles for adults, children and teens on your computer or compatible mobile device using the Blio app or the axisReader app. 



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. If your library card number doesn't work, call your local Lorain Public Library System library for assistance.

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.

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.  

Courses are available in these categories: accounting and finance; business; computer applications; design and composition; health care and medical; language and arts; law and legal; personal development; teaching and education; technology; and writing and publishing.  The following courses have a "required book list".  You may not wish to sign up for any of these courses if you do not already own or do not wish to be required to have a copy of the textbook on hand as you study during the six week course: LSAT Preparation, Explore a Career in Medical Coding, PMP Certification Prep and SAT/ACT Preparation.  


Hoopla lets you borrow free digital movies, TV shows, full music CDs and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles that are available for instant streaming or temporary download. That’s a lot of hoopla for your smartphone, tablet and computer!


OverDrive - Enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, music and video downloads on your computer or mobile device.  These free resources are available to borrowers who have library cards issued by a CLEVNET member library. 

OverDrive for Kids – Find free eBooks, audiobooks, music, videos and more for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade. You will need your CLEVNET library card and a computer, cell phone or tablet.

OverDrive for Kids

Zinio offers you full digital copies of some of your favorite magazines for free. You can download and view these titles on your computer or mobile device. With your email address and Lorain Public Library System library card, you will have access to almost 100 digital magazines.