Durham Public Library

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Search the DPL Catalog and See What's New! 

Looking to check your due dates or reserve titles online?

  • Click on the "search the catalog" button at right
  • From the catalog, log in to your account at the top right
  • To log in you will need your username (either your last name or first initial/last name) and your password (a 4-digit number) 
  • If you cannot remember your username and pin, please Contact Us
  • Once you have logged in, search for an item and click on the title
  • Click on "reserve" and confirm the reserve when the pop-up appears
  • Other questions? Call us at 603-868-6699 

Ebooks and Audiobooks from hoopla!

Always instantly available and compliments of DPL!

We love this service. It is easy to use and provides instant access (again, with no holds or waiting!) to the titles you want when you want them. hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 700,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!

As a library cardholder, you may borrow up to six titles per month.You can access the title you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With hoopla, there are no holds or waiting! All borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the Internet or Wi-Fi
by streaming. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline.

To register for and enjoy hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from the Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, visit https://www.hoopladigital.com. Your will need your library barcode, an email address and your library pin/password to set up your account.

Download Ebooks and Audiobooks from Overdrive and Libby

Download Audiobooks, eBooks, & Magazines by visiting Overdrive or download the Libby App on your device!

OverDrive and its new Libby app offer help on all aspects of their service at http://help.overdrive.com. We've linked to some of the most common topics, but if you don't see what you're looking for on this page, it is most likely at http://help.overdrive.com. If you would like help from a library staff member in person, please call us at (603) 868-6699 to schedule an appointment during one of our Device Help sessions each Thursday morning!

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Android Device (tablet or phone)

Apple Device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

Windows Computer

Mac Computer


eReader (Sony, Kobo, NOOK, etc)


More tips plus book lists are available at the NHDB Blog!

Still Searching For A New Title?

Here are a few other free databases for ebooks, audiobooks and other media! 

  • Library of Congress - The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
  • Project Gutenberg - A library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.
  • BookShare.org - Bookshare was created to make a wide variety of ebooks and audiobooks available to those with reading barriers. offer totally customized reading experiences with karaoke-style highlighted readalongs, braille offerings, choices or fonts and font sizes, audio voice options and speeds and other options. 

Or try out Novelist Plus! Adult and K-8 versions! All you need is your library card!