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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.


    EBSCO eBook Collection

    Full text of thousands of recently published fiction and nonfiction books

    • EBSCO eBook Collection
    • For remote access, enter your library card number.
    • Topics include business, economics, history, law, literature, psychology, religion, and STEM subjects.
    • Offers basic and advanced searches, including searches by Lexile reading level.
    • The browser-based eBook viewer supports reading on desktop or laptop computers and tablet devices. No need to download special software or hardware.


    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