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HBPL Digital Resources Library: Reading Resources

The Huntington Beach Public Library is pleased to offer various digital resources and databases for our patrons.The following guide will introduce you to our various online resources and give you information on how to access them from the comfort of home.

CloudLibrary


HOW TO ACCESS THIS RESOURCE

  1. If accessing from a personal computer:
    1. Visit the library's unique link (see above)
    2. Click the green "Login" button (in the upper left-hand corner)
    3. Enter your library card number and pin to access.
  2. If using a smartphone or tablet:
    1. Visit https://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/ to download/install the appropriate app.
    2. In the app pick lists, please select the following: 
      1. Select "United States" for Country
      2. Select "California" for State/Region
      3. Select "Huntington Beach Public Library" for Library
    3. Accept the Terms and Conditions
    4. Input your library card number and pin to access.

Enki California Digital Library


HOW TO ACCESS THIS RESOURCE

  1. If using a computer ANYWHERE in California:
    1. Use the library's unique link (see above)
  2. If using an iPhone or Android device with an Huntington Beach Public Library card
    1. Install the SimplyE app your mobile device:
      1. SimplyE app in iOS App Store
      2. SimplyE app in Google Play Store
    2. Open SimplyE.
    3. Tap "Find You Library" (note: it may take a moment for the list to appear).
    4. Scroll until you see "California State Library" and tap on it.
    5. Browse the various collections and locate your desired title.
    6. To borrow a title, tap the "Get" button and 
      1. Enter a library barcode and PIN number from your Huntington Beach Public Library card
    7. To read your borrowed title, tap the "Books" icon on the bottom of the screen and tap the "Read" button.

Hoopla Digital


HOW TO ACCESS THIS RESOURCE

  1. If accessing from a personal computer:
    1. Visit the library's unique link (see above)
    2. Click the white "Sign Up" button (in the upper right-hand corner)
    3. Select "Huntington Beach Public Library (CA)" in "Find Your Library"
    4. Enter your Library Card Number and PIN in "Connect With Your Library"
    5. Follow the prompts to create your free account
  2. If using a smartphone or tablet:
    1. Visit the following links to install the appropriate app.
      1. Android
      2. Apple
      3. Kindle
    2. Follow the steps above to create your free account

MeeScan


HOW TO ACCESS THIS RESOURCE

  1. Download the app in the GooglePlay or Apple Store to your smartphone or tablet
  2. Log into the app with your library card number and PIN

NoveList Plus


HOW TO ACCESS THIS RESOURCE

  1. If accessing from a library computer: 
    1. Click the Novelist Plus link (see above) on this site
  2. If accessing from a personal computer:
    1. Click the green house icon next to the resource 
    2. Use your library card number and PIN to login
    3. Click the "Novelist Plus" link on the provided list of resources

Palace Project


HOW TO ACCESS THIS RESOURCE

  1. If accessing from a smartphone or tablet:
    1. Download the appropriate app:
      1. Google/Android
      2. Apple iOS
    2. Follow the prompts to select your library and input your library card number and PIN

ProQuest Ebook Central


HOW TO ACCESS THIS RESOURCE

  1. If accessing from a library computer:
    1. Click the "ProQuest Ebook Central" link (see above) on this site
  2. If accessing from a personal computer:
    1. Click the green house icon next to the resource 
    2. Use your library card number and PIN to login
    3. Click the "ProQuest Ebook Central" link on the provided list of resources

Shelf Help from HBPL


HOW TO ACCESS THIS RESOURCE

  1. Use the library's unique link to access our form
  2. Once you submit the form, a librarian will send their recommendations via email or phone
    1. NOTE: Our librarians can also add their book recommendations to your library account in the library catalog. If you request this option, you can view our selections by logging into your account using the link below, and selecting "My Lists" from the top.

Logging in from Home

Logging in from Home?

Some databases are marked with a house symbol.  

If you are connecting to these databases from home, you can click on that symbol or the "Access from Home" link below.  For more assistance, see our Help Accessing Databases page.

Access from home

Home users login here first.


Huntington Beach Public Library
7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone 714-842-4481