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Derby Public Library is pleased to offer you best-selling and classic e-books and audiobooks available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the library’s digital collection at Sunflower eLibrary — powered by OverDrive.

You can browse the collection, borrow items with your library card, and enjoy your digital items on your computer, tablet, smartphone or e-reader. Most borrowed e-books can be enjoyed immediately in your Web browser on your computer with OverDrive Read. Or, you can download e-books into free software, Adobe Digital Editions, or send to your Kindle device or app. Downloaded e-books can be transferred to e-reader devices such as NOOK, Sony Reader and many others.

Audiobooks (Mac users are limited to MP3 audiobooks) can be downloaded into the OverDrive app for computers (Windows or Mac), tablets and smartphones (Android and iPhone). Once downloaded, titles can be enjoyed immediately. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD for listening.

No matter how you plan to enjoy the titles you check out, they will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees. This service is free with your library card.

We've added Hoopla to our digital lineup!

We've added one more way for you to enjoy content from the library on your computer or through the Hoopla app. You can instantly borrow e-books, e-audiobooks, comics, movies, music and more, 24/7 with your library card. And no need to worry about returns, because the items you check out will return automatically on their due date.

To get started, follow this 3-step sign-up process:

  1. Download the Hoopla app or go to
  2. Log in with your library card.
  3. Instantly borrow from the catalog of thousands of items, with no wait.


Hoopla checkouts are limited to 8 items per patron, per month.

Need a little extra help with RBDigital magazines online or the RBDigital app? 

No worries—we've got you covered! Just click the button below to get to the RBDigital help page.