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​​Getting Started with Greater Phoenix Digital Library

Borrow digital books, audiobooks, music and video with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporary download – accessible with your smartphone, tablet or computer. And... there are no late fees - items you borrow are returned automatically. Log in with your Phoenix Public Library card to see thousands of additional titles.

Changes have arrived, click here for more information about the new Digital Library!​

It's easy to start using Greater Phoenix Digital Library

Getting Started

You'll need your Phoenix Public Library card and a computer or device with an Internet connection. Don't have a library card? Get one today. Learn all about using Greater Phoenix Digital Library with your device here. ​

When you are signing into your account, you will enter your library card number and password. (This is the password connected to your library card account - read more.) Be sure to sign in first to see everything that is available to you as a Phoenix Public Library cardholder.


Check Out, Place Holds and Access Titles from the Phoenix Public Library catalog!

​Now you can check out, place holds and access your titles directly from the Phoenix Public Library catalog!  Click herefor more info. ​​

​Browse & Check Out in the Greater Phoenix Digital Library

  • Browse or search for a title. Once you have made your selection, click "Borrow."
  • Borrowed titles will appear on your Loans under your Account.
  • Each cardholder may check out up to 10 titles at a time.

Checkout Periods

You may use the default lending periods for each format, or choose a lending period within that format. (The default lending periods are listed in bold.)

  • eBooks: 7 days/14 days
  • Audiobooks: 7 days/14 days
  • Movies and videos: 3 days/5 days/7 days
  • Music albums: 3 days/5 days/7 days/14 days

​To Read, Listen or Watch in your internet browser

To use your borrowed titles without an app or software, you'll need to choose READ IN BROWSER for eBooks, LISTEN IN BROWSER for eAudiobooks anD WATCH NOW for eVideos. The title will open directly in your browser. ​ Be sure your browser will allow pop-ups​. Click here​ for more info. 

Using a tablet, smartphone or mobile device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android phone or tablet):

  • Go to the Apple App or Google Play stores to download the free Libby app.
  • Use the app's Add a Library feature to find and save Phoenix Public Library’s OverDrive site.
  • Once in the app, click "Sign In" and choose "Phoenix Public Library." Enter your library card number and password. (This is the password connected​ to your library card account - read more​.)
  • Click here for more information about the new Libby app from OverDrive.

For Kindle Books:

You can send most borrowed books to Kindle (available in the U.S. only). For more information on sending books to your Kindle, click here.

eCard Accounts

​​Have you changed your eCard to a regular Library Card? ​You will need to merge your eCard and library card accounts to retain access to any borrowed items or holds.  To merge your accounts,contact Overdrive​ via email with both card numbers.  If you do not have both card numbers, contact Library Staff.​ ​​

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