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eResources
Overdrive
OverdriveWith OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from our library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card, and these three steps:
1. Browse
Use the library finder on overdrive.com or in OverDrive's mobile app to find our library's digital collection and browse for titles.
2. Borrow
Use your library card to borrow a title. Titles you've borrowed will appear on your bookshelf under your account.
3. Enjoy
On your bookshelf, you'll find options for enjoying each borrowed title, like Read (read an eBook in your browser using OverDrive Read), Play (stream a video in your browser), and Download (available for eBooks, audio-books, music, and some videos).

Hoopla - eBooks, AudioBooks
Hoopla - eBooks, AudioBooksAudiobooks, eBooks, and comic books!
Free? Free!
Hoopla is an innovative new service that partners with your local public library to bring you thousands of AudioBooks, eBooks, and comic book titles for free. There are no costs or hassles. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet.

Why Hoopla?
From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling authors and artists, you're sure to find something you'll enjoy. But it's not just the latest titles - we also have an extensive catalog of educational materials, children's titles, foreign films, and other hard-to-find content not offered anywhere else.

No hassles.
The Hoopla web site and mobile apps are easy to use. We make an unlimited number of copies available to your library, so there are never any waiting lists. Start streaming immediately, or download a title to your phone or tablet for offline viewing later. We'll return it for you at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees.
Zinio Online Magazines
Zinio Online MagazinesTo access Zinio magazines you must first enter the website through our secure link and create an account. You can access the Zinio secure link by clicking the link below. (You can only access this site by clicking this link through the library's website.) Once at the secure site, please make sure that the upper left corner of the webpage says 'Homewood Public Library.' Next, click the text 'create new account' in the upper right hand corner and fill in the information. (Passwords must contain 7 digits using a combination of letters and numbers.) Your email address will be your login ID. Also, it is important to remember your password because you will need this to download magazines. That's it, you're now ready to get started. Click on your magazine, login using your email and password, then enjoy your magazine. You can view the magazines available from your web browser, or you can use the Zinio for Libraries app from the Play or App store to read on your tablet or phone.


Online Learning
Universal Class
Universal ClassKnowledge is power. Why not learn something new today? UniversalClass(TM) offers hundreds of online classes taught by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. Start today, and let's learn together. You must use the link above and have a Homewood Library card and a valid email address to sign up for courses.
A verification link will be sent to your email address. Click the link in your email to confirm your account. You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses, and you have up to 6 months to finish each course. You have access to your courses 24/7 via the Internet. Attend class and do assignments on your schedule. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email. These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.
Learning Express Library
Learning Express LibraryThe Learning Express library of proprietary eLearning resources helps users build their skills in a wide array of core subjects for success in the classroom, on the job, and in life. Our innovative tools feature helpful instruction, instant diagnostic assessment, and feedback to maximize learning. Our online product platforms helps users prepare for high school equivalency and higher education, perform well on high-stakes exams, and position themselves for lifetime success.
Mango Languages
Mango LanguagesMango utilizes a proprietary methodology, engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tool to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help you remember what you are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises.
Movies, Music, TV, Documentaries
Hoopla Movies, Music
Hoopla Movies, Music Music, Movies and so much more!
Free? Free!
Hoopla is an innovative new service that partners with your local public library to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, titles for free. There are no costs or hassles. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet.

Why hoopla?
From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling authors and artists, you're sure to find something you'll enjoy. But it's not just the latest titles - we also have an extensive catalog of educational materials, children's titles, foreign films, and other hard-to-find content not offered anywhere else.

No hassles.
The Hoopla web site and mobile apps are easy to use. We make an unlimited number of copies available to your library, so there are never any waiting lists. Start streaming immediately, or download a title to your phone or tablet for offline viewing later. We'll return it for you at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees.
Kanopy
KanopyKanopy offers one of the most unique and compelling collections of film on the planet. Their streaming catalog includes including award-winning documentaries, training films, indie and foreign films, classic must-see's and theatrical releases - on every topic imaginable. Kanopy's catalog of over 26,000 films is easy to search, whether you're looking for a subject or a specific filmmaker. Results can also be filtered by year of production, featured actors/personalities, language and more. Once you've found films you'd like to see, simply check them out and watch any time, anywhere, on any device (and Roku!). Best of all, Kanopy's titles are all instantly available - no holds, no waiting! Click on the Roku Icon below to download the Kanopy Channel, or click on the Kanopy icon below to access the online streaming service and to set up your account,
Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • Magicians Impossible
    • Code Girls
    • The Countess of Prague
    • Finding Family
    • Death in St. Petersburg
    • The Last Castle
    • Little Fires Everywhere
    • Unbelievable
    • Paris in the Present Tense
    • What Happened
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