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Downloadable Materials

The Peabody Public Library offers services through Overdrive, Hoopla and EbscoHost to download eBooks and eAudiobooks onto your computer or portable digital media player. A valid green Peabody Public Library card is required to access these services.

Using Overdrive


OverDrive offers downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, eVideos and eMusic.

How it works:


  1. Visit the Indiana Digital Download Center website at
  2. Search by title, subject, author, or format

Check out

  1. Add selections to your 'Cart'.
  2. Click on the 'Proceed to Checkout'. Select the Peabody Public Library from the list of libraries and enter your library card number and Pin.

Download... Enjoy!

  1. Click the 'Download' button under each title.
  2. Once downloaded, enjoy immediately or transfer to a variety of devices including iPod, MP3 players, eReaders and more.

Additional software is required to transfer titles to portable devices. For additional help consult the Overdrive Support Page.

  • Checkout limit: 10 titles
  • Lending period: 7 or 14 days
  • Title automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees.

Using Hoopla

Getting Started

  1. Register for a hoopla account by visiting, or by using the Hoopla Digital mobile app on your iOS or Android device. You will need to select Peabody Public Library to get started, then provide an e-mail address, create a password, and have your library account information ready.
  2. Easily browse titles on your computer or mobile device by clicking Browse All on the format (Music, Movies, Audiobooks, eBooks, Comics, and Television) you would like to browse further on. You can also search for a specific title by clicking on the Search box or magnifying glass and typing in your title(s)/keyword.
  3. To borrow a title, click on the title and then click the Borrow button. Your borrowed titles can be played right after borrowing, and found under the My Titles menu for viewing/listening. Enjoy your selected titles!
  4. Borrowed titles will be automatically returned when your lending period is over. There are no holds, wait lists, or late fees for any of hoopla’s content.
  5. If you need additional help, visit the help section on our mobile app, or click on the Help link found at the bottom of
Hoopla: Get free streaming movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks

Portable Apps

If you own an Apple or Android phone or tablet, Hoopla has an application just for you! All the same features as the web site, plus the ability to download borrowed titles to your device so you can play them offline. After installing the app on your device, just log in using the email and password credentials you set up for your account.

Checkout Limitations

  • 12 checkouts per month per user (all formats).
  • Audio books, eBooks and comics: 21 days
  • Music: 7 days
  • Movies & TV shows: 3 days

Online Tutorials

Need help using Hoopla? Check out these quick online tutorials on Youtube.

Using Ebscohost


An Ebscohost account is required in order to view and download titles from Ebscohost.

If you already have an Ebscohost account and are ready to search and download eAudioBooks and eBooks click here.

If you don't have an Ebscohost account please come in to the library and we will assist you in creating one.

If you are at one of the library computers you can create an account on your own by clicking here. You will need to click the sign in button at the top of the page and then click on Create an Account.

Ebscohost offers:

  • Bestsellers from award-winning authors.
  • Nearly 300 downloadable eAudiobooks with categories including Fiction, Computer Science, Linguistics, History, Politics and much more.
  • Over 5,000 textual eBook titles.
  • Lending periods: eBooks (varies from 24 hrs to 7 days), eAudiobooks (21 days).