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Welcome to HPL Online

Your anytime, anywhere access to the Hurst Public Library. With your Hurst Library Card, you can utilize a variety of valuable online services and resources whenever and wherever you need it, even on-the-go. All you need is Internet access and a Hurst Library Card.

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS: eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music & Movies
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Cloud Library offers access to hundreds of Hurst Library's downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks to cardholders as well as thousands of available titles from library collections throughout North Texas. We add new material to the collection weekly. The easy to use CloudLibrary App is available in the Google Play Store, the iTunes Appstore, and the Amazon Appstore for Fire Tablets. Applications are also available for Windows, Chromebook, and Mac environments.

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  Kanopy offers streaming access to over 26,000 films! You can watch must-see classic films from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy is available as a mobile app at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore. To watch Kanopy content on your TV, use Google Chromecast or add the Kanopy Channel to your Roku!

North Texas Libraries on the Go - Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks   OverDrive provides access to a large selection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks in a variety of digital formats. OverDrive's Libby mobile app is available at the  Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore. Kindle versions of titles in the OverDrive collection work with the Amazon Kindle App, the reader app built in on Amazon's Kindle devices and also available in the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.

RBDigital - Downloadable Audiobooks  

RBDigital offers access to downloadable eAudiobook and Magazine titles from Recorded Books. For information on how to get started, visit the RBDigital Help page and User Tutorial. The newly redesigned rbdigital app, available in app stores, makes mobile access to this collection a breeze.


REFERENCE & RESEARCH: Information Resources
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
  Britannica Online includes the complete Encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus and the Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia. Relevant, reviewed websites and periodical articles from Proquest and Ebsco provide additional information.

Ancestry Genealogy Database
  Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! Discover your heritage as you use these official documents to fill your family tree. This resource is available only inside the Hurst Public Library.

Fold3 by Ancestry
  Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Discover historic military documents that can be used to learn and share the story of the veterans in your family tree. Use this link to access Fold3 Library Edition from a Library PC.

MyHeritage Library Edition
  MyHeritage LIbrary Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.

NY Times Online
  The New York Times online offers electronic access to NY Times articles and content. Free access is available while in the Library, either on your own device via WiFi or on a Library PC. To get started, Create an account. Remote access (from anywhere) is available via this 72-Hour Access Pass.

  NoveList Plus will help you find the books you love and discover others like them! Find fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages; expert reading recommendations from professional librarians; read-alikes for every title, author, and series; and much more.

Salem History Collection Online
  Salem History Online is a robust online database that includes the complete content of the printed Salem Press reference sets available at the Hurst Public Library, making these resources available from any computer with Internet access.

TexShare Database Collection
  TexShare Database Collection is a collection of academic research databases and resources maintained by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. As a TexShare Member Library, the Hurst Public Library is able to provide this wealth of resources as part of a state-wide consortium.


  CreativeBug is an inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. You'll find more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes - complete with printable instructions and patterns - taught by recognized design experts and artists. You'll need both your Library Card and PIN numbers to access this resource.

ProCitizen - Citizenship Prep
  ProCitizen is an online course to prepare New Americans for the USCIS Naturalization Test through short videos and interactive quizzes covering the reading, writing, and civics sections of the test. This resource is also available en español.

Pronunciator - Language Learning
  Pronunciator is a language-learning service for all ages, all literacy levels, and all 60 of the world's most popular languages, allowing speakers of any of 50 languages the ability to learn any of 60 languages in their native tongue. The Pronunciator mobile app is available for use on Android and iOS devices. This resource is also available en español. 

Resume Maker Online
  ResumeMaker Online is an online premium resume builder and career center that allows users to create an account to save work and preferences. Features include a resume and cover letter guide, interview and salary tips, job search tools, and a mobile app that allows you to create, edit, and share your resume on-the-go! The ResumeMaker companion app - ResumeMaker On-the-Go - is available at the Google Play Store.

Texas Workforce Development in Libraries
  Texas Workskills Development in Libraries seeks to enhance and build workforce skills in Texas by offering access to resources such as self-paced tutorials, lists of agencies offering training by region, and a schedule of workshops regarding resume preparation, writing cover letters, online application completion, job hunting strategies, interviewing techniques, and much more.

Get Help from Live Experts from is delivered as part of the Learning Suite, offering job seekers and adult learners two ways to get help: live connections to an expert for one-on-one assistance online, or work independently in the SkillsCenter Resource Library using one of the thousands of videos, tutorials, or templates in this comprehensive database. The Mobile app - To Go - is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.

Universal Class
  Universal Class provides online continuing education courses, complete with streaming video, website avatars, insightful instructional content, helpful tutors, and a social networking experience that offers an engaging and measurable learning experience. With a growing course catalog currently containing over 500 classes, students can master and document their educational goals.


JUST FOR KIDS: Online Learning Resources for Children
Encyclopedia Britannica Online - For Kids
Britannica Online for Kids puts the power of Britannica's interactive online encyclopedia in a format geared toward elementary school research. Follow the link and click on For Kids at the top right of the screen!

Muzzy Online
  Muzzy Online is the Internet-accessible component of the popular Muzzy Language Learning Program for Kids - a great resource for beginners in language learning!

Tumble Book Library
  TumbleBook Library is an online collection of interactive books for beginning readers, including audiobook-style features that will read to - or with - kids as they follow along. The Tumblebooks Mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.

For assistance using these or other online resources and services @ HPL Online, contact the Library during our regular hours of operation.

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