Compare eBook Services

We have four services that offer eBooks: Bookflix, Tumblebooks, OverDrive, and hoopla.

BookFlix is just that – books made into movies. A wide range of video storybooks get paired with related non-fiction titles to double your little reader’s knowledge. Then, kids can enjoy educational games to test their comprehension!

  • Browse titles and activities on Bookflix

Tumblebooks is an ebook service for kids, available through an online platform, which features animated picture books, puzzles, games, and National Geographic videos. 

 

For other eBooks, many users utilize both OverDrive and hoopla to maximize entertainment value, but it may be difficult to differentiate and choose between the two. The chart on this page offers some comparisons between the two services. 

  • Browse and checkout titles from OverDrive
  • Browse and checkout titles from hoopla

For more information on each service, including instructions and FAQs, please see our Overview pages.

 

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OverDrive

hoopla

Stream titles on computers and mobile devices

 OverDrive: yes

 hoopla: yes

Download titles for offline reading

 OverDrive: yes

 hoopla: mobile devices only

How many items can I check out?

 OverDrive: 10 titles at a time; no limit over time

 hoopla: 12 items a month

How many items can I have on hold?

 OverDrive: 15 items

 hoopla: no holds; all items always available

Available for dedicated eReaders (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, etc.)

 OverDrive: yes

hoopla: no

Available on Kindle Fire (when OS version supported)

 OverDrive: yes

 hoopla: yes

Can I suggest a title/purchase?

 OverDrive: yes

 hoopla: no

Comics/Graphic Novel experience

 OverDrive: limited

 hoopla: very strong

Non-fiction titles

 OverDrive: some

 hoopla: stronger

Collections, in general

 OverDrive: stronger on bestsellers

 hoopla: stronger on niche titles/publishers