Downloadable Media

Download and stream eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, and video or continue your life-long learning with online courses. All free with your DC Public Library card.

eBooks & Audiobooks

eBooks & Audiobooks in OverDriveOverDrive
Popular best-selling fiction and nonfiction titles, including kids and young adult books, available for streaming and download to your mobile device or desktop computer. For instructions visit our OverDrive guide.

Safari eBooks Online
Current and up-to-date eBooks in Computer Technology, Programming, and Personal & Professional Development from top publishers such as O’Reilly, Sams, Microsoft Press and more.



RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio Digital Magazines)
Read popular magazines on your tablet, mobile device or computer. Zinio customers can continue to use their same login credentials to access magazines in the new RBdigital Magazines app. On September 8, 2017 the Zinio for Libraries app will be discontinued. For instructions visit our RBdigital Magazines guide.

Movies & Video

Access Videos on Demand
Stream world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, and instructional videos from PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E, National Geographic, Ken Burns and other respected sources.

Criterion Collection
A selection of the most significant films of all time.

InstantFlix: Powered by IndieFlix
Thousands of award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries and web series from major film festivals from around the world. 

Video in OverDrive
Classic films, modern features, documentaries, children’s videos and more.

Visit our Video Collection for more online streaming.



Freegal Music
Download up to three (3) songs a week and stream up to twenty-four (24) hours every day from ten thousand labels including Sony Music. 

Visit our Music Collection for more online streaming.


Online Learning

Language Learning Audiobooks in OverDrive
Download or stream language learning audiobooks in multiple languages, including Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic and English. 

Mango Languages
Looking to learn a new language or learn phrases for an upcoming trip? Try Mango Languages, an interactive online resource providing audio tutorials to practice reading, listening, and speaking in over 70 different languages. ESL Courses are also available. Have a younger language learner? Try Mango's Little Pim

Learning Express Library 
Study guides and test-preparation books to prepare for tests or pass licensing, certification or competitive entry-level exams. Topics include high school standardized tests, GED test, graduate school exams, civil service, U.S. citizenship, math, writing, and military.
Free unlimited access to high-quality instructional videos taught by industry experts on topics such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Web design, Social Media, Business and Career Skills and much more. Videos for all levels of learners. 

Universal Class
Personal and professional development classes led by real instructors who provide continuous feedback on your progress. Continuing Education Credits are available.

Visit our Online Learning Collection for more online learning.