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Did you know that the Harvard Public Library offers thousands of downloadable Teen ebooks and eAudiobooks? Or that you can check out movies, music and magazines to your smartphone or tablet?

Below are several FREE library apps that offer materials of special interest to teens, along with tips and tricks on how to search for and browse those materials. For detailed app instructions click on the Learn More under the logo.

Mango Languages

Always wanted to learn a new language? Try the Mango Languages Library Edition app! Access over 72 foreign language courses, 19 English courses taught in the user’s native language and 36 specialty courses!

Mango Languages

Always wanted to learn a new language?  Try the Mango Languages Library Edition app!  Access over 72 foreign language courses, 19 English courses taught in the user's native language and 36 specialty courses!

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RBdigital Audiobooks

eAudiobooks! Most books in the RBdigital collection are always available for download. Many Bromfield summer reading titles are available here.

Do an advanced search, and under Audience, select Young Adult to view the teen titles available to you. Sort by Date Added to see the newest titles for checkout.

RBdigital Audiobooks

Over 6,000 eAudiobooks!  Three week loan period and many titles have no holds!

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RBdigital Magazines

Looking for magazines? Check out our RBdigital collection, which includes Seventeen Magazine, Popular Science and more!

RBdigital Magazines

Digital magazines with unlimited checkouts and no due dates!

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OverDrive

New and popular eBooks, eAudiobooks and eVideos. You can browse by subject and select Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Nonfiction or Young Adult Videos. Don’t forget to check out the Comics and Graphic Books category if you enjoy graphic novels!

OverDrive

Access eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideos from the C/W MARS Digital Collection. Use the Libby app or OverDrive app.

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Hoopla

Download or stream music, movies, television shows, eBooks and eAudiobooks, Comic Books and Graphic Novels. No holds and no waiting! You can check out up to 8 items per month.

Hoopla

Stream movies, television shows, educational/instructional videos, documentaries, music, eBooks, audiobooks, comics, and graphic novels. No holds!

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Axis 360

New and popular eBook and eAudiobook titles. You can scroll through the Just Added Teen section, or browse by subject to find all available Young Adult Fiction, categorized by genre.

Axis 360

New and popular eBooks and eAudiobooks!  

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Freading

Always available eBooks! Also check out their collection of Test Preparation books, under the Category, “Study Aids.”

To find teen books, search by category and select Young Adult Fiction.

Please note that not all teen books are displayed under the category Young Adult Fiction. To browse more titles tap the cover of a teen book. On the book’s detail page, tap the name of the publisher. (You will need to be logged in to view the publisher.) A new page will open, listing all the teen books offered by that publisher.

Freading

eBooks that are always available - no holds!  Includes Lonely Planet travel guides!

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Biblioboard

Download the Biblioboard app, or browse the collection on your computer. Browse by category and select Comics and Graphic Novels to explore over 4,000 titles!

Biblioboard

eBooks, graphic novels, images, articles, documents, audio and video organized by subject.

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Trouble Downloading an App?

For detailed app instructions click on the Learn More under the logo. Need more help? Call us, or stop by the reference desk with your smartphone or tablet, and we’ll be happy to get you set up!

Homework Help

The Harvard Public Library offers many databases that you can use for homework or research. Go to our Research Resources page for where you can view the databases by popularity, subject matter and A to Z.

Don’t forget to check our new resource, Ebook Central, an extensive collection of always available eBook titles from premier academic publishers, all published since January 2014 and perfect for homework assignments in History, Global Studies, Psychology, Science and a variety AP classes. Note: There is no EBL app, read book in your device’s browser or use the Bluefire Reader app.

Need help finding a print resource? Come in to the library and take a look at our Reference Collection, or ask a Reference Librarian for assistance. We will be happy to help you find what you are looking for!