Stream new audiobook titles with hoopla, and OverDrive!

Stream new e-audiobooks and media with your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card!

Looking for new e-books, e-audiobooks and magazines with content the entire family can enjoy? You’re in luck because all of these things are just a download away with a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card or ONE Access ID. You can access all of this and the resources below.

E-books and e-audiobooks

The Library offers several resources that provide access to e-books and e-audiobooks, including today's bestsellers and graphic novels. Some are even available instantly! And the best part is? There are no fees! Titles automatically return when the loan period ends.

OverDrive has an extensive collection of e-books, e-audiobooks and read-alongs, with kid and teen-friendly content in special reading rooms. All you need to get started is your Library card number or ONE Access ID number.  

You can also place holds on items that are checked out and you’ll be notified when the item is available for you to access.  When you are finished reading your materials, you can return them, or they will automatically self-return when due so you never accumulate late fees! OverDrive also powers NC Kids Digital Library, which offers e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming videos and read-alongs specifically designed for youth in pre-K through fourth grade.

Using a mobile device?  There are currently two app experiences for OverDrive.

  • The classic OverDrive app: Find help here.
  • Libby is a new app developed by OverDrive, designed to get you reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Learn more about Libby and find help here.

hoopla allows you to instantly borrow e-audiobooks, e-books, comic books, movies, TV series and music - no holds, no waiting. You can check out up to six items each month. 

If you are adding the hoopla app to your child's device, be sure to change it to Kids Mode to replicate the experience of browsing the children's section at the Library.

Don't have a Library card yet?

If you live in Mecklenburg County, get your Library card for free - simply apply below. 

If you are a CMS student, you automatically have a ONE Access ID, which allows you to use your student ID as your library card.

If you live outside of Mecklenburg County, you can still access all of our digital and online resources with a non-resident card, which is $45 per year. Simply apply below.

Questions? We can help you. Online chat is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m-8 p.m. Click "Ask a Librarian" in the bottom right-hand corner of the cmlibray.org website.

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