eBooks and More

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Library eCard


  • Library cards are available free of charge to all Collin County residents. Register for a library card by completing the online library card application form.
  • The eCard will be valid for 1 month pending further COVID-19 reassessments.
  • Once the libraries have reopened to the public we encourage you to come by and pick up a physical card allowing you access to all of library physical and digital resources.
  • Your eCard number gives you access to numerous electronic resources, including cloudLibrary, Universal Class and much more.
  • Forgot your password?


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cloudLibrary | eBooks & Audiobooks


  • Through this program, patrons have access to over 200,000 eBooks cloudLibrary Opens in new window(EPUB format) and eAudiobooks.
  • Check out items as you normally do. Items check out for 3 weeks.
  • Unavailable items from other libraries will not show up.
  • You can only place holds on McKinney Public Library items.

Sign in to use resources

  • Go to cloudLibrary and login with library card number and password.
  • Forgot your password? (This link takes you to the main library catalog. After setting up your new password, return to this page to access cloudLibrary )
  • Get the app

Guidelines

  • You may check out 12 eBooks at a time.
  • eBooks may be checked out for 21 days.
  • Early return is available.
  • Renewal of materials is available with the latest version of Android, iOS and Web Patron. Renewals are not available in the PC or MAC app. You’ll see a Renew button appear in MyBooks for any title that is available for renewal 3 days from the loan expiration date. The title must not have any holds on it to be able to be renewed.  Once a title is renewed, you’ll need to download it again.
  • You may have 12 holds at a time. You can choose (in Settings) whether to be notified by email when a hold is ready. Your hold can be reserved for 3 days in the Hold Queue.
  • Each eBook in the collection has 1 copy available for checkout (no simultaneous use).

Support from cloudLibrary


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RBdigital | Audiobooks and Magazines

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RBdigital Discontinuation Notice

Why?

The company which owned RBdigital recently merged with another library media company. The new company is discontinuing the RBdigital platform, both app and website.


Timeline of Service Termination 

  • September 30 - Transparent Language ended. We are looking into possible replacements.
  • October 20 - RBdigital audiobook checkout service ended. All RBdigital holds have been removed. Digital magazines will still be available through October 31.
  • October 22 - Migration of audiobook content to cloudLibrary completed.
  • October 31 - Digital magazine service will end. We are investigating other services for online magazines.
  • January 2021 - Universal Class will end. We are looking into possible replacements.


Frequently Asked Questions

1- What if I have an item checked out on or before October 20?

  • Any items checked out from RBdigital up through October 20 will no longer be accessible due to publisher contractual obligations. You may wish to locate the same audiobook title which has been transferred to cloudLibrary.


2- Can you transfer my user information from RB Digital to cloudLibrary

  • No. Patron information, including current checkouts, holds, and history cannot be migrated from RBdigital to cloudLibrary.
  • Patrons can download their RBdigital history by logging onto the library’s RBdigital website and then selecting My Account > Profiles > Export My Transaction History.
  • The exported file will contain all the saved history from the time the account was created, including checkouts, holds, and wishlist items.  Existing holds can be manually recreated in cloudLibrary.


3- How do I sign up for cloudLibrary?

  • If you are not a current cloudLibrary user, all you need is your library card and password to sign up and begin using eBooks and eAudiobooks. Free iOS and Android apps are available.
  • Email library support if you need assistance.

Support from RBdigital


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Gale eBooks


Web-based eBooks on a variety of subjects Gale Virtual Reference Library Opens in new window

Sign in to use resources

  • Go to Gale eBooks
  • For remote access, enter your library card number.

Guidelines

  • All eBooks on these sites are web-based and are read in your browser.
  • All titles are simultaneous use. There are no checkouts, downloads or due dates.


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  • For remote access, enter your library card number.
Salem Press Online | eBooks

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Web-based eBooks in literature, history, science and health


  • Go to Salem Press
  • For remote access, enter your library card number.

Guidelines

  • All eBooks on this site are web-based and are read in your browser.
  • All titles are simultaneous use. There are no checkouts, downloads or due dates.


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Project Gutenberg | eBooks

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  • Project Gutenberg offers over 60,000 free eBooks. These include classics useful for student reading assignments. 
  • EPUB and Kindle format
  • Download or read online. 
  • The eBooks may be freely used in the United States because most are not protected by U.S. copyright law, usually because their copyrights have expired.
  • Books are digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg with the help of thousands of volunteers.
  • Access this resource - no sign-in required


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Streaming Video


The following suggested streaming movie services are free to the user. They may be ad-supported, but do not ask for payment or require creating an account. 


  • Internet Archive - full-length feature films, classic shorts and world culture documentaries
  • Popcornflix - full-length movies, documentaries, foreign films and unique original web series
  • SHOUT! FACTORY TV - cult TV shows, movies, comedy and original specials
  • Sony Crackle - full-length movies, TV shows and original programming
  • Toon Goggles - on-demand entertainment for children, offering animated and live-action programs, games, radio and news


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