eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, Movies, Music, and Comic books

The Norfolk Library offers access to thousands of digital books, movies, TV shows, comic books, and music. The power of your library card extends beyond our walls with our eMedia providers. The Norfolk Library supports the freedom of every patron to choose reading and viewing materials for themselves and their children. It is up to you to define what is appropriate for your family. Please see below for detailed instructions should you decide to place filters on the content your child is able to access.

Download ebooks, digital audio books, and digital magazines 24/7 to your PC, smartphone, iPAD, eBook reader, or mobile device from the convenience of your own home or office space.  Formerly OverDrive, the new Libby app gives patrons an improved e-media experience. All you need is a valid Norfolk Library card. Get started with Libby here.

Libby also offers a Kids Digital Collection and Teen E-Reading Room. These collections include nearly a thousand current and popular fiction and non-fiction children’s and YA books, available as downloadable audio and e-books.  

Libby checkout limit: 5 items and 10 holds at once
Libby eBook loan period: 14 days
Libby digital magazine loan period: 7, 14, or 21 days

Libby offers audience filters that will remove any age-inappropriate content. You can apply a filter by altering the audience setting (All Audiences, Juvenile, Young Adult, General Adult, and Mature Adult) in your child’s account.

Log in to your child’s account at https://bibliomation.overdrive.com with their library card and pin number if it is asked for (typically pin is last four digits of your card number, unless you’ve changed it).

  1. Under My Account, select Settings.
  2. Under Content preferences, select Audiences.
  3. Select the age-appropriate category. You will only see titles within that content range.

Note: These choices are tied to your child’s account on all their devices. No need to change the setting in each device.

hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 700,000+ titles in six different formats – audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, digital magazines, full music albums, movies, and TV – and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice. You can access the title you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With hoopla, there are no holds or waiting. All borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the Internet of WiFi by streaming. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline.

Get started with hoopla here, watch a step-by-step video for how to access hoopla using your Norfolk Library card here, or access the hoopla digital YouTube channel for more information.

Hoopla checkout limits: 6 items per month

Hoopla eBook/audiobook loan period: 21 days
Hoopla eMusic loan period: 7 days
Hoopla eVideo (i.e., movies and TV shows) loan period: 72 hours
Hoopla magazine loan period: BingePass for 7 days of unlimited access

Hoopla “Kids Mode”

Below you will find instructions on how to apply age-appropriate filters for younger users.
Kids Mode on iOS (Apple products)

  1. Click the gear icon in the upper right (under “my hoopla” to be taken to the settings menu to active “Kids Mode”
  2. Then click this toggle switch to enable “Kids Mode”
  3. Finally, after you active “Kids Mode”, Click Cancel. Now hoopla has been changed to display only kid appropriate material.


  1. Click on the 3 dots in the upper right
  2. Click on settings to get the “Kids Mode” option
  3. Tap toggle to enter into “Kids Mode”, when it is activated you will see “Kids Mode is On!” Display at the bottom.


  1. Click “Setting” in the upper right, then click “On” for Kids Mode
  2. Need images to facilitate these instructions with Hoopla? Click the link here to view Hoopla’s instructions with images.

Kanopy is a video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. Kanopy also offers access to The Great Courses, college-level audio and video courses covering a variety of topics from Art History to Zoology. All you need is a valid Norfolk Library card. PLEASE NOTE: Kanopy is only available as a streaming service (i.e. movies cannot be downloaded). As you browse for movies on the Kanopy website, clicking on a title will take you to a separate page where you can to find out more information about that movie. If you decide to use one of your credits to watch the movie, click the play button. This is NOT a trailer. You will be “checking out” the movie with one of your credits, and you will then have 72 hours to watch it. 

Get started with Kanopy here. Or watch this step-by-step video which demonstrates how to use your Norfolk Library card to access Kanopy. 

Kanopy checkout limits: 10 videos per month
Kanopy video loan period: 72 hours
Kanopy Great Courses loan period: 30 days

Please note that the Norfolk Library has budgeted for a certain amount of play credits per month. When the monthly play credit allowance is reached, patrons will not be able to access Kanopy videos until the budget resets at the beginning of the following month. Thank you for your patience!

If you need assistance, please call us at 860-542-5075, or drop into the library.