eBooks & More

Crafters and Makers, Find Projects for Every Occasion with Creativebug

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Creativebug is an all-access pass to expertly led tutorials with a wide range of subjects including: Arts & Crafts, Sewing, Knitting, and Printmaking.

All you need is your Highland Park Library card number and PIN to access the resource and set up your profile. Then you’re free to explore the over 1,000 classes Creativebug offers ranging in skill level from beginner to advanced.


Streaming Service for Books, Audiobooks, Music, Video, and Comics

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Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, books, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!

With no wait lists, titles can be streamed immediately on a laptop or desktop computer at https://www.hoopladigital.com/ or with mobile devices through the hoopla app, which is available for Android, IOS, and Amazon. Apps for TV services include AppleTV, AndroidTV, AmazonFireTV, and Roku. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. 

At the website or in the app, after setting up a hoopla account, patrons can use their Highland Park Library card number and PIN to check out. Temporarily, the four (4) titles a month limit has been eliminated to allow for more check outs.

View the User Guide for hoopla on mobile devices. View the User Guide for streaming to televisions.


Streaming Services through RBDigital

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Learn from top professors and watch British TV shows and films with two new streaming services for Library patrons from Recorded Books.

The Great Courses Library Collection and Acorn TV can be enjoyed on a laptop or desktop computer at https://highlandparktx.rbdigital.com/ or with mobile devices through the RBdigital app, which is available for Android and iOS.

At the website or in the app, after setting up an RBDigital Account, patrons can use their Highland Park Library card number and PIN to check out a pass for a week’s worth of access to one of the streaming services.

View the User Guide for RBDigital services.


Downloadable Books

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You can download eBooks for free from OverDrive. Simply set up your OverDrive account with your Highland Park Library card number and PIN. To read eBooks on your tablet or smart phone download OverDrive’s Libby app for Apple or Android.

View the User Guide for the Libby app from OverDrive


Downloadable Audiobooks, Magazines, and Comics

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The Highland Park Library has moved all digital audiobooks from RBdigital to the Library’s OverDrive collection and the Libby app. Access to magazines, comics, AcornTV, and The Great Courses will remain available through the RBdigital app, and is not affected by this change. Please visit here for more information. 

You can download audiobooks, magazines, and comics for free from RBdigital. Simply set up your RBdigital account with your Highland Park Library card number and PIN. To listen to or read materials on your tablet or smart phone download the RBdigital app for Apple, Android, or Kindle Fire.

View the User Guide for RBDigital services.


Downloadable Newspapers and Magazines

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You can download select digital newspapers, including The Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Postas well as magazines. Access over 6,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+ languages.

This service has been generously provided by the Highland Park Quality of Life Foundation.

To access PressReader away from the Library - Visit PressReader on your computer or tablet through a web browser or the Pressreader app.

  • Web Browser - Click the Sign-In link in the top right-hand corner of the website. Next, click the Library or Group button. Type Highland Park Library in the search box and click on the Library name when returned as a search result. Log in with your Library card number and PIN. 
  • Pressreader App - Select the Sign-In link. On the Sign-In page, select the library card sign-in icon (tan tile with the graphic of a white library card). Use the Select Library or Group menu to search for Highland Park Library. Type Highland Park Library in the search box and click on the Library name when returned as a search result. Log in with your Library card number and PIN.  

    View set-up instructions document for PressReader.