Digital Borrows

Home / Browse & Borrow

Updated June 27th, 2022 by Derrick Larcom

Digital streaming and downloads is a popular way of borrowing items today. The Ottawa Library offers digital content through streaming services described below.  Each of these services is subject to its own circulation rules (i.e. number of items than can be checked out, length of checkout, availability to renew checkout).

BookFlix (link)
  • Videos and interactive read-along eBooks for children

  • Available in English and Spanish

  • No checkouts needed

  • Provided by Kansas State Library (state library card not required)

Comics Plus (link)
  • Digital versions of comics, graphic novels, and manga for adults and children

  • Available in several languages

  • No checkout limits, holds, or wait lists

  • App available for iOS and Android devices

  • Additional account required (sign up with email)

  • Provided by Kansas State Library (state library card required)

Flipster (link)
  • Digital editions of popular magazines

  • Available in several languages

  • No checkout limits

  • Titles limited to a number of simultaneous readers at one time, may need to wait for a title to become available

  • App available for iOS, Android, and Fire devices

  • NEKLS / Ottawa Library card required

​​​Hoopla Digital (link)
  • Audiobooks, Comics, eBooks, Movies, Music, and Television

  • Limited to five (5) checkouts per month

  • Available in several languages.

  • Email address / account required

  • Movies and Television check out for seventy-two (72) hours

  • Music checks out for seven (7) days

  • Audiobooks, Comics, and eBooks check out for twenty-one (21) days

  • App available for iOS, Android, Fire, and Roku devices

  • NEKLS / Ottawa Library card required

LibraVox (link)
  • Audiobook versions of books in the public domain read by volunteers.

  • Limited number of titles in catalog

  • No limit to listening

  • No account required

Project Gutenberg (link)
  • eBook versions of books in the public domain

  • No reading limit

  • No account required

Cloud Library (link)
  • Best-selling audiobooks and eBooks for adults and children

  • Available in several languages

  • Limited to ten (10) checkouts at a time

  • Titles are limited to a certain number of simultaneous copies checked out allowed

  • Checks out for twenty-one (21) days at a time

  • Automatically returns when due, but borrower may return early

  • May be available for renewal beginning two (2) days from due date.

  • App available for iOS, Android, and Fire devices

  • Provided by Kansas State Library (state library card required)

Enki Library (link)
  • Public domain and self-published eBooks for adults and children

  • Available in English

  • Limited to twenty (20) checkouts at a time

  • Checks out for twenty-one (21) days

  • Provided by Kansas State Library (state library card required)

​​​Internet Archive (link)
  • Free public archives of webpages, books, audio recordings, videos, images, and software

  • No account required

  • Crowd-sourced / publicly and privately submitted materials

  • ! Some collections contain explicit materials

Kanopy (link)
  • Movies, documentaries, and instructional videos

  • Limited to ten (10) checkouts per month

  • Titles check our for forty-eight (48) or seventy-two (72) hours from pressing play depending on title.

  • Kids titles do not count towards checkout limit

  • Additional account required (can use Google or Apple single sign on)

  • App available for iOS, Android, many smart TVs, and Fire devices

  • NEKLS / Ottawa Library card required

LinkedIn Learning (link)
  • Access hundreds of video-based tutorials covering job related skills and interests

  • Sign in with library card and pin number

  • Formerly Lynda.com

  • Multiple languages available

Unite for Literacy (link)
  • Picture eBooks with audio

  • Available in English and Spanish

  • No account needed

  • No reading limit