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Overdrive

Overdrive is one of FPPL’s digital resources filled with over 20,000 unique titles. eBooks are available in a variety of formats to work with the most popular devices.

New to Overdrive? Visit OverDrive help to get started.

Getting started with Overdrive

You will need:

  • Your FPPL library card and pin

  • The internet or an app for your computer or device

  • You may need an Adobe Digital Editions account or an Amazon account for Kindle, depending on the device or app.

Apps for your device

Use the new Libby app!  You also have access to the Overdrive App or the Kindle App for your smartphone or tablet. You can get Libby, Overdrive, or the Kindle App for iOSAndroid, and more.

Benefits of the Libby App

  • Quick and easy for first time users

  • Integrated reading and listening experience with Overdrive Read and Overdrive Listen

  • No Adobe ID or account registration required

  • Faster performance and powerful search

  • Same experience on all devices

  • Customizable browsing options to find the books you want faster

  • Simplified download settings

Checkout Periods and Limits

Items checkout for 7, 14 or 21 days depending on your personal settings. After the selected time period the book license expires and the book is returned automatically.  Never an overdue book.

Ten items can be checked out at a time and 10 items can be placed on hold.

Getting Help with Overdrive

Check out Overdrive’s online help or contact the Reference Desk for additional assistance at 708-689-6125.

Hoopla

The Forest Park Public Library is now offering the community access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital.

FPPL cardholders can download the free hooopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles available 24/7 for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, and computers.

What content is available through hoopla and how long can I borrow it? 

  • Thousands of movies, TV shows, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and full music albums are available for FPPL patrons to stream on their mobile devices or PC.

  • Movie and TV content is available for 72 hours (three days) after borrowing.

  • Music albums are available for 7 days

  • eBooks, comics, and audiobooks are available for 21 days.

What do I need to sign up for hoopla? 

You must have a valid FPPL library card and PIN, an email address, and a password, which you will create on the registration page.

How many items can I borrow a month? 

FPPL cardholders may borrow up to 10 items per month. This limit will reset at the beginning of the month.

Click here to get started

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