Phoenix Public Library has launched a new online service, providing access to thousands of titles in digital video, music and audiobooks—free to library cardholders.

Titles are always available, enabling customers to forgo long waits for holds on popular items. They may be accessed as instant streaming or temporary download for use on a smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.

Digital video available includes BBC series such as “MI-5” and “The Office” as well as a variety of documentary films from National Geographic, NOVA and Ken Burns. Popular movies include hits such as “Vanity Fair” and “2Fast, 2Furious,” and classics such as “Harvey.”

The service offers digital access to popular music by Lorde, Robin Thicke, Arcade Fire, Macklemore and Drake, and a selection of bestselling digital audiobooks such as “Allegiant,” “The Husband’s Secret,” “Orange is the New Black” and “12 Years a Slave.”

To get started, visit phoenixpublic and click on “eLibrary.” On the “eLibrary” page, select from “eVideo,” “eMusic” or “eAudiobooks.” From any of these pages, click on “hoopla” to learn more about the service.

Library cardholders will be asked to create a hoopla account separate from their library account. The service offers apps for streaming or downloading on Apple and Android products.

Phoenix Public Library cards are free to residents of Maricopa County and may be obtained at any library location. For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit


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