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cloudLibrary eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines

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Over 220,000 eBooks (EPUB format) and eAudiobooks

  • eBooks and eAudiobooks check out for 3 weeks.
  • Available items from other libraries participating in the cloudLink sharing program will show up in the cloudLibrary catalog. Unavailable ones will not.
  • You can only place holds on items owned by McKinney Public Library.

    Includes 7,500 digital magazines and newspapers in 44 different languages

    • Available 24/7 for unlimited simultaneous use
    • Includes international newspapers
    • Magazine and newspaper content never expires; as new issues are released, the collection is expanded, not replaced.
    • On the cloudLibrary app: Go to the "Magazines" link near the bottom of the screen.
    • On the web: Go to the cloudLibrary NewsStand website.
    • Website registration includes creating an email/password login, then inputting your McKinney Public Library card number and password. Screenshots of the website logon process

    eBook and eAudiobook Guidelines

    • You may check out 12 eBooks at a time.
    • eBooks may be checked out for 21 days.
    • eBook checkouts are shown along with physical checkouts in your account in the main library catalog.
    • Early return is available.
    • Renewal of materials is available. If there are no holds on a title, a Renew button will appear in your My Books tab 3 days prior to your loan expiring. Once a title is renewed, you’ll need to download it again.
    • You may have 12 holds at a time. You can choose (in Settings) whether to be notified by email when a hold is ready. Your hold is reserved for 3 days in the Hold Queue.
    • Most eBooks in the collection have 1 copy available for checkout (no simultaneous use).
    • You may request purchases of eBooks and eAudiobooks which the library does not own.




    Biblioboard eBookseBooks available through the Texas State Library

    • Biblioboard
    • Biblioboard titles are available within the geographic confines of the state of Texas.
    • All titles are simultaneous use.
    • Patrons can link directly to any Biblioboard title from the Aspen catalog.
    • Read in the browser or in the Biblioboard app with no sign-in required.
    • The collection includes fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages.


    Ebook Central

    eBook lending platform developed with research libraries and academic publishers

    • Ebook Central
    • For remote access, enter your library card number.
    • Subject areas includes Arts, Business, Education, Health & Medicine, History & Political Science, Law, Literature & Language, Religion & Philosophy, Social Science, and Science & Technology.


    Project Gutenberg

    Over 60,000 free eBooks, including classics useful for student reading assignments

    • Go to Project Gutenberg - no sign-in required
    • EPUB and Kindle format
    • Download or read online.
    • The eBooks may be freely used in the United States because most are not protected by U.S. copyright law, usually because their copyrights have expired.
    • Books are digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg with the help of thousands of volunteers.


    Internet Archive

    In addition to being a vast repository of free movies, software, music and websites, the Internet Archive also includes a huge selection of free eBooks, many uploaded by contributors.

    • Internet Archive - no sign-in required
    • The quality may vary and you may have to explore to find the best copy of a given item. But since the source material is so rich and varied, you may find eBooks not locatable elsewhere.


    Salem Press Online

    Salem Press OnlineWeb-based eBooks in literature, history, science and health


    • All eBooks on this site are web-based and are read in your browser.
    • All titles are simultaneous use. There are no checkouts, downloads or due dates.


    Streaming Video

    Access Video on Demand

    • Access Video On Demand: Master Collection
    • For remote access, enter your library card number.
    • 42,000+ streaming videos in subjects including Art & Architecture, Business & Economics, Computer Science, Film & Television, Health & Wellness, History, Language & Literature, and Sports & Fitness.  Create a personal account to customize playlists, save favorites, and take advantage of other features.

    • Access Video On Demand: Just for Kids
    • For remote access, enter your library card number.
    • Streaming videos including ABCs & 123s, Arts & Music, Health & PE, History, Math, Peoples & Places, Reading & Writing, World Languages. and more.

    Other Streaming Movie Services

    These free sites may be ad-supported, but do not ask for payment or require creating an account.

    • Internet Archive - full-length feature films, classic shorts and world culture documentaries
    • Popcornflix - full-length movies, documentaries, foreign films and unique original web series
    • SHOUT! FACTORY TV - cult TV shows, movies, comedy and original specials
    • Sony Crackle - full-length movies, TV shows and original programming
    • Toon Goggles - on-demand entertainment for children, offering animated and live-action programs, games, radio and news