Learn About OverDrive

With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy popular e-books, audiobooks, magazines, TV shows, movies, and more for all ages from the CCPL collection. You only need an internet connection and a valid library card to get started. Visit the OverDrive FAQ to learn more.

OverDrive even has an app for your smartphone, tablet, or ereader that's free to download. Libby is the new OverDrive app that users can use to read e-books, listen to audiobooks, TV shows, and movies from CCPL. Check out the Extras box on the Libby app to see great video content from IndieFlix, Craftsy, ArtistWorks, and Qello Concerts. Download the Libby app! Note: iOS 12+ is required to use the OverDrive or Libby apps. 

And check out the Kids Reading Room or the Teens Reading Room today with book selections that cater just to them! 


OverDrive’s downloadable ebook and audiobook collections are curated by the Charleston County Public Library. The magazine content is not curated by CCPL.


The New York Times

Learn About Access to The New York Times

Access newspapers dating from 1851-1922 and 1981-present day. Registration is required.

On-site access is available through CCPL WiFi and branch computers; external access requires a valid Charleston County Public Library card. Use the same log in credentials for access inside or outside the library. Once logged in externally, you have 24 hours of free access to The New York Times and may reactivate your account as needed. To log in from outside the library, click here



Learn About hoopla

hoopla is an online streaming service that offers  free access to e-books,  comics, audiobooks, music, films & television.  To use hoopla, all you need is a valid CCPL library card and a web browser or mobile device.  Each user gets 10 downloads per calendar month for the available formats. Unused checkouts do not rollover to the next month. e-books, audiobooks and comics can be checked out for three weeks; music albums can be checked out for one week, and TV shows can be checked out for three days.

This subscription service’s content is not curated by the Charleston County Public Library and all selections are made by this vendor.