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Introducing Hoopla and Flipster - two new ways to access media for free on your computer, tablet, or phone!

Hoopla centers on a variety of media, including access to music, movies, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and television. Flipster offers full page browsing of our most popular magazines. Both are available for free with a Cambridge Public Library card.

For Hoopla, getting started is easy: Register for a hoopla account by visiting hoopladigital.com, or by using our mobile app on your iOS or Android device. The free mobile app can be found in the App Store and the Google Play store. Browse Hoopla how-to videos on Youtube here.

FlipsterFor Flipster, patrons can browse the full list at https://tinyurl.com/cplflipster. Once a patron enters a library card number they are free to search content search by title and keyword, browse by category or flip page by page.

A great feature of both resources is their ability to provide simultaneous use from any location, 24/7! There are no holds, wait lists, or late fees for any content on Hoopla or Flipster. For full technology requirements for use or additional questions please contact the Main Library Q&A desk in person or by phone at 617-349-4041.

Enjoy free access to NYTimes.com while in a CPL Library!Icon image

Access one of our locations’ computers or connect to our Wi-Fi.
Register or log in at nytimes.com/register.
You can now enjoy access to NYTimes.com during your library visit.

Access is also available at home for a 72-hour period. Please call the Research Desk at 617-349-4044 for more information.

Need Device Advice?

Do you need help using the library on your mobile device? We’ll assist you in accessing library content on your mobile device, including downloadable e-books and audiobooks through OverDrive. Make an appointment with a librarian by calling the Research Desk at 617-349-4044. We offer this service from 2-4pm on Friday afternoons.

For your appointment, please be prepared with your device, library card, pin number, and email address. You may also need to bring your Apple ID or Adobe ID, if these are relevant to your device.


The Cambridge Public Library is proud to offer an array of options for patrons who want to borrow material for their eReaders, or try devices at the library.


The Cambridge Public Libraries have 60 circulating Nooks loaded with a selection of popular reading material that Cantabrigians love. Nooks are yours for 4 weeks, and available with titles for adults, teens and children at all locations.

Overdrive eReader Content

Overdrive offers a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles, for adults, teens and children for your eReader.

Cambridge patrons have the opportunity to choose from even more titles, thanks to Overdrive Advantage. We purchase extra copies of your favorite books just for Cambridge! Log into Overdrive with your library account to see even more available titles.

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