Hoopla enables you to borrow e-books, audio books, and comics (to download or stream) straight from your browser, tablet, or smartphone for FREE. Hoopla also includes access to movies, television shows, and music albums. You will need your Bloomfield library card and an email address to create a Hoopla account.
- Each patron can borrow 4 items per month.
- All hoopla titles are available for checkout immediately – no waiting in line!
- Visit the hoopla help page or video tutorials to learn more about downloading or streaming movies and television.
OverDrive offers free downloadable e-books, audio books, e-magazines, and streaming movies. You will need your Bloomfield library card to log into OverDrive. You can check out up to 10 items (e-books, audio books, and movies) at a time. E-magazine checkouts are unlimited simultaneous use.
- OverDrive has added a new feature called Hold Redelivery, which affects how you receive your e-book/e-audiobook holds. Please read more about this new feature on OverDrive’s Hold Redelivery page.
- Check out our OverDrive/Libby instructional brochure on using OverDrive with your mobile device.
- Visit the OverDrive Help page to learn more about using OverDrive on your computer or mobile device.
RBdigital offers downloadable audio books and e-books free to library cardholders in the state of Connecticut, and is provided through researchIT CT, a service of the Connecticut State Library.
- You will need your library card to log into researchIT CT, and you will need to create a free RBdigital account. Select “iConn” as the library name when prompted.
- Visit the RBdigital Help page for more assistance.
Download the SimplyE app on your mobile device (available for Android and iOS devices), and login using your Bloomfield library card to access a variety of e-book and e-audio titles. Some titles are unique to eGO, and others are also available directly through OverDrive/Libby and RBdigital.
- Visit the SimplyE Help page for more assistance.
- eGO is a project from the Connecticut State Library that provides access to e-books and e-audio through the SimplyE app.
Access downloadable audio books and e-books free to library cardholders in the state of Connecticut. Provided through researchIT CT, a service of the Connecticut State Library.
Free E-Book Resources
Contact the library at 860-243-9721 to schedule an appointment for assistance downloading library materials.
Other Downloadable Media
Bloomfield Public Library offers a variety of downloadable media that you can access on your computer or mobile device (compatibility varies by service).