Compare eBook Services

We have three services that offer eBooks: Bookflix (Kids), OverDrive, and Hoopla.

BookFlix- For our youngest readers — PreK-3rd grad —  BookFlix pairs classic animated stories from Weston Woods with nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.  Try out a Curious George story and a read-along ebook to answer all your 2nd grader’s questions about monkeys!  137 pairs of fiction/non-fiction including 37 Spanish versions.  Offers read-along and read-to-me, games, and “meet the creator” to introduce authors to young readers.

  • Browse titles and activities on Bookflix

For other eBooks, many users utilize both OverDrive and hoopla to maximize entertainment value, but it may be difficult to differentiate and choose between the two. The chart on this page offers some comparisons between the two services.

For more information on each service, including instructions and FAQs, please see our Overview pages.

Overview of hoopla

Compare eBook Services

CompareOverDrivehoopla
Stream titles on computers and mobile devicesOverDrive: yeshoopla: yes
Download titles for offline readingOverDrive: yeshoopla: mobile devices only
How many items can I check out?OverDrive: 10Hoopla: 7
How many items can I have on hold?OverDrive:Hoopla: no holds; all items always available
Available for dedicated ereaders?
(Nook, Kindle, Kobo, etc)
OverDrive: yesHoopla: no
Available on Kindle Fire?YesYes
Can I suggest a title/purchase?YesNo
Comics/Graphic Novel experienceOverDrive: limitedHoopla: very strong
Non-fiction titlessomestronger
Collections, in generalstronger on bestsellersstronger on niche titles/publishers