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eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eReaders


Introducing PPL’s newest audiobook provider HOOPLA!hoopla

Hoopla is a division of Midwest Tape, a trusted name in the library world of audiotapes, movies and music. We selected their product for ease of use and the breadth of their content.

To begin you’ll need a Portland Public Library card. Go to and:

1. Follow their fast, easy, four-step sign-in process.

2. If you want hoopla on the go, you can also install their free mobile app on your iOS or Android device.

That’s it! Once you sign in, you are set to begin borrowing. You can borrow up to 6 items per month for 21 days. Try it and let us know what you think!



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Download popular eBooks and eAudiobooks for free to your computer, portable player, eBook reader, tablet, and smartphone from the Maine Infonet Download Library, powered by OverDrive and offered in partnership with other Maine libraries. PPL also subscribes to OverDrive Advantage, which gives PPL cardholders additional titles to download.

What you need to get started

Watch this Getting Started video for an overview. Or visit the OverDrive Help page for step-by-step instruction on downloading to your computer or device.

The fine print…

  • Lending period is 7 or 14 days, your choice.
  • You do not need to return items; they will automatically become inactive on your device after the loan expires.
  • You may borrow up to 3 electronic titles at a time.
  • In most cases, you may return items early.
  • If an item is checked out to other patrons, you may add your name to a “Hold” list and we ill email you when it becomes available. You may place 3 items on hold at a time. Once the email is sent, you have 3 days to check out the item.
  • Items are renewable if there are no holds pending.
  • For more information, view the Download Library Lending Policies.

“Always Available” eBooks

You can also download eBooks, for free and without due dates, that are out-of-copyright or “public domain” from these sources:

Try out eBooks on a PPL Nook eReader!

Try out the digital reading experience on one of PPL’s Nook Simple Touch eReaders that are pre-loaded with popular books and are available for the usual 3-week loan period. Choose the pre-loaded Nook that suits you – popular fiction, teen bestsellers, current science & nature titles, kid favorites & award-winners.