Stream & Download

Download and stream for free using your Ames Public Library card!

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Bridges

Browse, borrow, and enjoy e-audiobooks, e-books, and videos on your computer or tablet. 

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Hoopla

Download e-audiobooks, graphic novels, e-books, movies, music, and television, all with no holds queue.

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Kanopy

Stream or download over 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.

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How do I download and stream?

Click here to access the Getting Started guide provided by OverDrive. (Scroll down the page to select your device.)

Click here to access the Borrowing Titles guide provided by OverDrive.

Click here to access the Kindle eReaders guide provided by OverDrive.

Click here to access the Kindle Fire guide provided by OverDrive.

Click here for tips on how to get started with your IPad/iPhone/iPod Touch.

Click here for tips on how to get started with your Android device.

Click here for tips on how to get started with your Nook Tablet/Book eReader.

Click here to access video instruction on how to install Adobe Digital Editions.

Click here for tips on getting started with your PC or Mac.

Click here to find out how to use Hoopla with your device(s).

Click here for tips on getting started with Kanopy. 

Click here to find out how to watch Kanopy on your device(s).

Click here to learn how to read magazines from RB Digital in your browser or smart device.

Please Note: Ames Public Library contracts with third party vendors and library consortia that distribute electronic content through licensing agreements. Some vendors, at their own initiative, may gather information about library patrons through the registration process and/or library transactions for their own marketing purposes. Such information is not protected by the Ames Public Library's confidentiality policy.