eBooks & More

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RB Digital

Access thousands of magazines, including popular titles such as Vanity Fair, Prevention, Forbes, Rolling Stone, and many more - all with no wait times!  Plus, RBdigital also has comics from Marvel and other major publishers. Don’t forget that you can still enjoy streaming video from Acorn TV, Great Courses, Pongalo, and more. Download the RBdigital app to access all of these services in one place. Create an account with your library card today!

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Mango Languages

Learn a new language with Mango Languages. Mango empowers you to communicate with confidence, preparing you for uncharted experiences with language and culture. Create an account using your library card. 

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ComicsPlus

Farmers Branch Manske Library patrons can access thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Patrons have anytime, anywhere access with Web-connected devices such as tablets, PCs, and smartphones. Patrons can check out as many titles as they would like, and the titles are always available, with no holds or waiting periods.

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OverDrive

Borrow ebooks and audiobooks, to read on your phone, tablet, or Kindle using the Libby app from OverDrive. It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. All you need is your library card and pin number. Learn more at meet.libbyapp.com.

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Hoopla

Library card holders can download the free Hoopla Digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, computers and Apple TV.

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Freegal Music

Download MP3 songs that are yours to keep! Current limits are set at five downloads per week. Your counter will set back to zero each week, Monday morning; then you can download five more tunes during the new week. In addition to the MP3 downloads, you can also stream music for 5 hours per day (mobile app available). Freegal Helpful Hints

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TumbleBooks Library

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks Library takes existing picture books and adds animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book that kids can read or have read to them.


Prenda

A self-guided online software program that teaches you how to code through hundreds of hours of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects.  Learn how to build websites, video games, apps, and animations while increasing your understanding of programming languages such as HTML, Javascript, and Scratch. Tutorials also assist in developing a better understanding of coding devices such as Makey Makey and Ozobot.

The New York Times

Access New York Times articles offsite from 1851 to today through the Farmers Branch Library. Click "Redeem" at the following link to obtain access for a 24 hour period. You will be required to create an account or login to an existing account on NYTimes.com. Note: if you are accessing from inside the library (using our WiFi or computers) all you need to do is sign in to NYTimes.com. No redemption code is required when accessing inside the library.