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Required Summer Reading 2020: Ebooks and Audiobooks

This guide contains required and suggested reading for schools in the Huntsville-Madison county area.

Digital Downloads

Is the library out of copies of a book you need to read, but you don't want to buy it? Consider downloading a digital copy from one of our FREE digital libraries, Digital Media Zone DMZ or Hoopla Digital. Click on the link below to get a complete list of digital download resources.

How does Digital Media Zone(DMZ) work?

What is Hoopla Digital?

Hoopla is an all purpose media streaming platform that includes eBooks, comic books, audiobooks, music, television shows, and movies. 

How to use Hoopla:

On a desktop or laptop? Go to, click "getting started" button, create account using email address and password, then select Huntsville-Madison County Public Library under available libraries and enter your pin number.

On your tablet or phone? Download the Hoopla app from the app store, click the sign up link, create account with email address and password, and select Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, then enter your pin number.

Digital Media Zone

Digital Media Zone

DMZ ( is the portal to eBooks and eAudiobooks for all age levels. You may search by author, title, keyword -- just like the regular catalog.

Want only ebooks? Want only MP3 files? You can limit your search to filter out only the file types you want. Click on the "All Formats" dropdown arrow and select the format you want.

Want to only look at available titles? Click on "Advanced Search...." You will get a more detailed search screen. Enter your search terms, and click on the box next to "Only show copies with titles available."