eBooks & Streaming Content

Hoopla is a streaming/download service that offers thousands of popular movies, TV shows, music albums, graphic novels, and ebooks. Hoopla titles can be streamed or downloaded to your smartphone, tablet, computer, and select TV digital media players. 

Hoopla is available to Gates residents only and limited to 3 titles per month.

Hoopla Instructions

Hoopla has a number of video tutorials that will walk you through the registration process, using the app on your AndroidiOSand on your computer. Hoopla is compatible with hundreds of Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac devices.

Hoopla Binge Pass

About Overdrive

Browse the entire MCLS digital collection today for tens of thousands of popular titles for free. Check out and download audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, music and videos right to your personal device! 


Libby is an app built by OverDrive, which also developed the classic OverDrive app. Both apps let you borrow the same free digital content from your library. However, Libby was designed to make finding, borrowing, and enjoying free ebooks and audiobooks easier than ever. 

Get an E-Card

Register for a MCLS E-Card, which provides access to our digital collections only.  Full borrowing and library use privileges can be obtained with on-site registration. When replacing an E-card with a full-service card, be sure to let us know so that we may transfer OverDrive transactions to your new card!

Get started

Visit the MCLS OverDrive catalog or download the apps from your mobile device app store. 

Experience Overdrive or Libby today!

Watch video tutorials

View instructional handouts

OverDrive is compatible with hundreds of Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac devices.

Get Support

Contact gatesreference@libraryweb.org – Librarians available to help during normal library hours

Search OverDrive help 

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The largest online catalogue of classical and jazz music, opera and dance videos. More than 100 live events are broadcast each year, in partnership with the world’s most prestigious venues, opera houses, festivals and competitions.

medici.tv’s library features over 1,800 programs (3,000 original works), including:

  • concerts and archived historical concerts;
  • operas;
  • ballets;
  • documentaries, artist portraits and educational programs;
  • master classes.


Listen online to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and Spanish language. There are 1,000 books in the collection. These books are always available, never on hold, and no need to download.

Brought to you by the New York Public Library.



Developed by The New York Public Library, SimplyE is a free, open source e-reader app that allows us to bring together our entire collection of more than 300,000 e-books and audiobooks and make them accessible all in one place.

Download the app today.

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