Your Digital Library

What We Offer

The library subscribes to digital services so that Westland library card holders can borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, Music and more! Downloadable or streaming media is available 24/7 on your computer, smartphone, or tablet device. Learn more about our digital services below.

Jump to: OverDrive | Hoopla | Kanopy | TumbleBooks Premium

Need help getting started? Email a librarian at questions@westlandlibrary.org, stop by the Reference Desk, or give us a call at 734-326-6123.

OverDrive: eBooks and Audiobooks

Meet Libby Meet Libby, an app built for OverDrive readers and listeners to discover and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks. Libby was designed to help you get reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Get the app for your phone or tablet!

OverDrive now includes digital magazines! If you miss RBDigital or Zinio, don't worry: you can now access their content on OverDrive.

To get started with OverDrive you will need:

  1. A valid Westland library card. Our contract with OverDrive does not allow us to offer this service to other communities, but many other area libraries also offer access to Download Destination.
  2. Make sure you are using a compatible device. Compatible devices include PCs, iPhones, iPads, Android phones, Kindles, and NOOK tablets. Check out the complete list.
  3. Download the free app to your device or access it online:
  4. Search for titles using Download Destination.

Hoopla: Digital Music, Movies, TV Shows, eBooks and Audiobooks

We offer Hoopla to patrons with a Westland library card. Check-outs are limited to 12 per month per library card.

Loan Periods:

  • Movies - 3 days
  • TV titles - 3 days
  • Music - 7 days
  • Audiobooks - 21 days

In order to use Hoopla, you need to set up an account using your library card number and PIN. For help with that or other questions, check out helpful YouTube videos or Hoopla FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

Kanopy: Streaming Movies and TV Shows

Kanopy is a video-streaming platform dedicated to thoughtful and thought-provoking films. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain.

Patrons with a valid Westland Library Card receive 4 viewing credits per month as well as unlimited access to Kanopy Kids. Most videos will be available for 72 hours upon checkout. For exceptions and further information, visit the Kanopy article on How Play Credits Work.

TumbleBooks Premium: Youth and Family Books and Stories

TumbleBooks Premium is your family's answer to building reading, math and multiple literacy skills in one website. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English (such as French and Spanish), as well as graphic novels and math stories.

To access TumbleBooks Premium, you will need a valid Westland library card.

Minimum system requirements:

  • MAC/Windows XP
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 / Netscape 4.x or later
  • Flash 6 plug-in (If necessary, download Adobe Flash Player).
  • Sound card

Need help getting started? Email a librarian at questions@westlandlibrary.org, stop by the Reference Desk, or give us a call at 734-326-6123.

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