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Hastings Public Library

eBooks, eAudiobooks and More

9/17/2020 Update: Virtual library cards are available to residents of the City of Hastings, Hastings Charter Township and Rutland Charter Township who do not already have a library card. These virtual library cards give residents free access to all of the digital content the Library has to offer. They are active for two weeks allowing time to come to the Library with ID to pick up the physical card and activate all services.

See below for information about Libby/OverDrive, RBDigital and Hoopla.

To get a virtual library card fill out the Digital Access Library Card Form.


The Hastings Public Library is excited to offer multiple digital services in addition to all of the physical items available. Each of the below services offer unique titles across eBooks, eAudiobooks and more with minimal overlap of content.

All patrons holding a regular library card from our library have access to all of these services at no charge.


  • non-resident library cards do not provide access to digital content.
  • All patrons can access eBooks from MeL

EBSCO eBooks

EBSCO eBooks

Over 20,000 eBooks provided through MeL are available to any Michigan resident.


rbDigital Magazines

Get instant access to full-color, interactive digital magazines

  • Current & Past Issues — New issues are often released simultaneously to the print edition or with a slight delay to allow for formatting issues. New issues appear automatically in the library’s collection once available and are ready for immediate checkout.
  • Easy browsing — Browse your library’s collection of titles one at a time, by title, by language or by category. Read Instantly — Read within your library collection website on your computer (both PC and Mac.) 
  • Download to Apps — Download checked out magazines to apps for iPad®, iPhone®/iPod® Touch, Android™ and Kindle Fire™ HD/HDX.

Register Your Account

After downloading the app for your mobile device or accessing RBDigital's website, you need to create an account. See the following links for assistance setting up your account:


There are two different apps that both access the OverDrive digital collection.  Try both Libby and OverDrive apps to see which you prefer.

Note: there are also three overdrive collections available that can be switched between in the apps. Look through the Lakeland Library Collective, Suburban Collective and MCLS collections for titles.

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Libby for Overdrive is a reading app for borrowing digital books and audiobooks from the library’s OverDrive collection. This free app is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch), and Windows 10 devices.

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OverDrive is a free reading app that lets you borrow digital content (like eBooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere. This app has different features than “Libby for Overdrive” and works on all platforms and devices.

Using Libby/OverDrive

See the below links for the basics of using Libby and OverDrive:


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Hoopla Digital. Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies & TV – 24/7 and FREE with your library card. Six formats all in one app for a multimedia content experience!

  • Action View on comics.
  • Borrow recent FULL album releases from the most popular artists.
  • More playback speeds on audiobooks.
  • More fonts, formatting options, themes, and more on eBooks.
  • All content can be downloaded to enjoy offline and they now support downloading to an SD card.
  • Works on iOS, Android, Roku and other streaming platforms.

Using Hoopla

See the below links for creating an account and using Hoopla on various devices:

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Location & Hours

Main Branch
Hastings Public Library
227 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058

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Fax: 269-948-3874 (fax)

The Drive-thru is OPEN!

The inside of Library is closed to the public except for computer reservations. Call for information.

Drive-thru and Computer Hours (effective July 6, 2020)

Monday - Friday:
10:00am - 6:00pm

10:00am - 2:00pm

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