eBooks & Downloadables

Pasadena Public Library offers eBooks, Audiobooks, and music available to download for free through the  services listed below. Select the format you’re interested to see what we offer as well as to find help links for each service. Still have questions? Visit our Questions & Help page to ask us more!

eBooks & Audiobooks

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eBooks, Audiobooks, and digital magazines can be downloaded to your computer or an Android or iOS device via the Libby app. The library owns a set number of copies of each title, so you may have to place a hold and wait until a copy is “returned” before you can borrow it. Libby eBooks include titles for Kindle. Magazines (many of the most popular titles) are also available in digital form in Libby-and Libby magazines are available with no waitlists or holds, and  do not count against your checkout limits. The Libby app is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and is available in a web browser at https://libbyapp.com

Help with Libby

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Cloud Library

The Cloud Library allows you to borrow and read eBooks and eAudiobooks. The newly redesigned app includes all new navigation and personalization, making it easier than ever to find eBooks or Audiobooks from your local public library. This app includes a fully functional reader allowing the user to read their ebook directly in the app, as well as bookmark and save the position of their book across devices. It also includes an Audiobook player, allowing the user to download, play and listen to their books offline.

Help with Cloud Library

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Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, and digital comics (as well as movies, TV, magazines, or music) everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is a library card. hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you're in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet.  Titles may vary based on library catalog.

Help with hoopla

Music, Movies & More

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Find eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video (movies and TV), music, and digital comics and graphic novels anytime, from anywhere. When you go to hoopladigital.com for the first time, you will be asked to create a login (email and password), then you will select "Pasadena Public Library" and enter your Pasadena Public Library barcode. That's it! with the hoopla app or in your web browser on a computer, you'll be able to browse and check out content to read, listen and view!

Digital Magazines & Comics

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Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device. Magazines can be downloaded to Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones and tables, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere. Pasadena Public Library offers Consumer Reports via Flipster. You can access the monthly magazine and the annual Consumer Reports Buying Guide here, with your PPL library card.


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Magazines can be downloaded to your computer or an Android or iOS device via the Libby app.  Many popular titles, including The New Yorker, Cook's Illustrated, and US Weekly are available. Magazines are immediately available (no waitlists or holds), and magazines you read in Libby are not counted against your checkout limits. The Libby app is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and is available in a web browser at https://libbyapp.com


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Find digital comics and graphic novels to check out and read--for all ages! From Big Nate to Watchmen, you're covered!


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PPL2GO App Store/iOS

PPL2GO Google Play/Android Store

Are you on a mobile device? Download the FREE Pasadena Public Library app. PPL2GO lets you search the library catalog, view your account, check out eBooks, manage your holds and checkouts, and much more–all from wherever you are.

Please visit our brief video tutorial about the app, and a playlist of other tutorials about our catalog, on the PPL YouTube channel.

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