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Finding yourself taking a stay-cation at home and noticing that there is nothing to do? Why not check out an e-book from Libby or cloudLibrary? These services offer you thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines and more for free! All you need is your favorite device and a Peoria Public Library card to access them in the comfort of your own home or anywhere you happen to be.

Libby (OverDrive) Resources

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Libby - E-Library: Greater Phoenix Digital Library

The Greater Phoenix Digital Library (Libby/OverDrive) gives library users 24/7 access to your digital collection of e-books, audiobooks and magazines. Users can access our digital collection, borrow titles, and enjoy them in many different ways: through the Libby app, in their browser, on eReaders or in Kindle reading apps (U.S. only).

Borrowing Guidelines:

  • Each cardholder may check out up to 10 titles at a time.
  • Each cardholder may place up to 8 holds.
  • The lending time is 14 days.
  • Online magazines do not count toward the 10 item limit.

Getting Started:

  • To watch an introduction to OverDrive and the Libby app, Click Here.
  • to learn about the Greater Phoenix Digital Library, Click Here.

To access the Greater Phoenix Digital Library via Libby, Click Here.

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UniversalClass via Libby

UniversalClass and OverDrive are ending their agreement and access to UniversalClass will be discontinued on June 20, 2024. There is currently no replacement announced. Patrons will want to finish any active courses before this date to ensure their completion. Please contact your local Peoria Public Library with any questions or concerns.

Learn something new today! UniversalClass offers hundreds of online CE classes. Their courses are not just tutorials; they are real. They include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and actual assessments of your progress. Go at your own pace, earn CEUs and certificates, and get assessments on your progress all while going at your own pace.

Universal Class is available through Libby. When first accessing UniversalClass and setting up an account, please authenticate through either the Libby app or Libby website. Once your account is set up, one can access UniversalClass via the link above.

  • First time users, to access UniversalClass via Libby, Click Here.
  • To access UniversalClass, Click Here.


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Too many holds on items in other apps or they do not offer the story in which you are looking? Try Bibliotheca's cloudLibrary! CloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read. It offers users 24/7 access to the Library's collection of e-books and audiobooks, as well as those collections from our cloudLibrary partners, and place holds in case the item is out. Whether on the web, a tablet, a mobile device or the Library’s computers, you can browse thousands of titles and check out up to ten at a time with a two week checkout period.

The cloudLibrary app is freely available through the both the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. After the app is installed, search for and select the Peoria Public Library (AZ) and enter in your Library card and pin numbers. Once set you can start reading/listening today! For more information on about cloudLibrary or help using the app, visit the links below:

Borrowing Guidelines:

  • Each cardholder may check out up to 16 titles at a time.
  • Each cardholder may place up to 10 holds.
  • The lending time is 21 days.

Getting Started:

  • To view an introduction to cloudLibrary with Peoria Librarian Kathleen Wade, Click Here.
  • To view an introduction to cloudLibrary in Spanish, Click Here.
  • To get started via the cloudLibrary homepage, Click Here.
  • To watch how-to videos provided by Bibliotheca, Click here.
  • To access the Peoria Public Library's and our partners' cloudLibrary collection, Click Here.

Comics Plus

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Comics Plus, powered by LibraryPass, is a digital platform offering thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga to readers through school, public, and academic libraries. You can access titles using a smartphone, tablet, or web browser, and can be downloaded to multiple devices. There is never a wait to read, all titles are unlimited access simultaneous use. All you need is your Peoria Public Library card to access thousands of issues! #ReadAllTheComics

Please note that Comic Plus offers content for all ages including adults. Parental advisory is recommend.

To access Comics Plus:

  • To log in Comics Plus by entering your Peoria Public Library card number and PIN number, Click Here.
  • Download the LibraryPass app freely available from either the Google and Apple app stores. Once the app is installed on your mobile device, locate the Peoria Public Library (AZ) and enter your Peoria Public Library card number and PIN number.

To watch a video on how to use Comics plus, Click Here.

Excel Adult High School

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Reach your education and career goals with Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School, an accredited high school completion program available free to eligible adults through the library. Earn your diploma online, on your terms, and graduate ready for your next step. The program is self-paced and can be completed in up to 24 months. Participants can graduate in less time with transfer credits. Students have access to unlimited one-on-one tutoring sessions and support from success coaches.

To get started, Click Here.

Reading Arizona: Digital Arizona Library

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Reading Arizona: Digital Arizona Library

Present by the Arizona State Library, Reading Arizona is a selection of nonfiction and fiction eBooks and Audiobooks for all ages interested in Arizona topics and themes. Content is provided through the Boundless app. New titles are added each month, so visit their holdings often to find your next great read.

  • To learn about Reading Arizona's collections and how to access them via the Boundless app, Click Here.

Access Instructions:

  1. Please read these instructions to learn how to create an account, then Click Here to create your free account.
  2. Read! You can now login and borrow titles online or using the Boundless app on your Apple or Android device. If you choose to download the Boundless app, select Reading Arizona as your library and enter the username/password you created in Step 1 when prompted.

This e-library offering is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Freegal Music Downloads

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Freegal offers access to about 11 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries.

Rocket Languages

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Rocket Languages is a recognized leader in online language learning, having further developed and refined the products to keep pace with customer, e-learning, and technological advances.

Content Statement

The beliefs and opinions expressed within the Peoria Public Library and/or the literature, materials, programming and web-content accessed through the Library do not represent the viewpoint of the Peoria Public Library or the City of Peoria.

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