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eBooks, Audiobooks & More

A guide to everything that can be checked out and downloaded with an HMCPL card.

Let's Get Digital

Earbuds on top of device

You may know by now that your library card checks out so much more than books off the shelf. For over a decade, most libraries across the United States have been able to offer eBooks, audiobooks, and even music, movies, and television to check out virtually! Some of the benefits of digital books include:

  • No overdue fines - your checkout will return automatically
  • 24/7 access to browse virtual shelves and check out
  • Listen on the go with audiobooks
  • Resize font if you need larger print to view

Browse this guide to see how you can get started reading, listening, and watching using your HMCPL card!

For quick access to HMCPL's digital resource page, click here

Don't have a Huntsville-Madison County Public Library card? Click here to get started. 

How Do I Get Started?

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library card

Signing up for a library card from HMCPL is the very first step towards checking out digital resources. 

  • Visit this page or any of the branches in the HMCPL system to register for your library card. 
  • Once you have your card, you'll use the numbers on the back as part of the login and account creation process for our digital resources. 
  • The other important number you'll need is your PIN. You will be prompted to create one when you are signing up for your library card.
  • Already have a card but never got/forgot your PIN? Reset it here.


  • You don't have to have an email account to use the Digital Media Zone, but it is required if you want to sign up for Hoopla. Here's a list of free email accounts to consider.