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Getting Started with E-books

This guide provides an introduction to the different ebook collections available to LSC-University Park users, including how to find, access, and download books.

HCPL Access

eHCPL app icons


Your LSC library barcode will get you into most of the collections of eHCPL!

  • Read Magazines from Flipster
  • Watch Movies on Kanopy & Overdrive
  • Listen to AudioBooks from Overdrive
  • Read Comics, Graphic Novels and e-Books on Overdrive
  • Take a class on Kanopy
  • Read along & Play on Tumblebooks


Links will take you to HCPL's eHCPL or databases page. Click on their links to access each of these resources.

Safari Tech Books Online

Safari is the premier electronic reference library for full-text books on computer software/hardware, business, self-help, web design, graphic design, photography, marketing, and related subjects.

Learn more about how to use Safari.


Overdrive iconLibby iconOverDrive is a database which includes a large digital collection of e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, videos and music. Libby is the same collection but an updated interface with features like being able to postpone a hold if a book comes available at a bad time (while keeping your place in line!). Thanks to our partnership with the Harris County Public Library, Lone Star College users can access the collection with their LSC library barcode. 

Learn more about how to use OverDrive.