Library patrons with personal computers, smartphones, iPads, or e-readers have access to a variety of downloadable books and audiobooks from ACLA partners.


eBooks and eAudiobooks are available through partnership with OverDrive. Visit the Allegheny County Libraries OverDrive page to browse or search for eBooks and eAudiobooks. Most OverDrive books can be read in the browser, or organized using the OverDrive Media Console software.

Users on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 can also use the new Libby app from OverDrive, a friendlier way to check out and read OverDrive books.

Complete instructions for installation and use of the OverDrive Media Console software are available from OverDrive. New users may also wish to view a video tour of the OverDrive software.

OverDrive eBooks are compatible with select models of e-reader devices.

Flipster Magazines by EBSCO

Read a selection of over 70 popular magazines online with the Flipster service from EBSCO. Apps are available for iOS and Android devices, or you can read magazines right in your web browser.

Flipster users can check out an unlimited number of magazines at one time without waiting for copies to become available. Loan periods last between 2 and 7 days.


Audiobooks & More from Hoopla

Enjoy a selection of audiobooks, music, and videos with the Hoopla service. There’s never any waiting to download an item and apps are available for smartphones, tablets, set0top boxes, smart TVs, and more. A free Hoopla account and a valid Allegheny County library card are required.