E-Books, E-Audiobooks & Magazines

Your Hillsboro City Library card grants access to free e-books for your reading pleasure. In addition, you will have the ability to listen to digital audiobooks, read magazines, comics and graphic novels all on your smart phone, tablet, home computer, laptop or e-reader. 

Once electronic items are due back, they automatically return. So you never have to worry about fines or late fees!

Need help getting started?

Drop by our circulation desk any time during business hours and one of our staff will help you set up your account and assist you with downloading the applications or check out the linked FAQ pages and instructions next to each service.

Ebook Reader

New Electronic Materials


cloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read. Whether on the web, a tablets, or your mobile device. Use cloudLibrary to browse digital shelves created by the Hillsboro Library or by filtering by genres that interest you. Gain access to thousands of e-books, and audiobooks from libraries around the state, including ours.

For assistance check this FAQ, or these videos.

Download the app for for iOS or Android devices.

The SimplyE app is available for mobile devices running iOS and Android

SimplyE is provided to patrons of the Hillsboro City Library through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission.

SimplyE Help


cloudLibrary NewsStand is a digital magazine and newspaper service. With an expanding catalog that currently contains over 7,000 titles in more than 60 languages, NewsStand is the perfect way to gain access to your favorite magazines. All magazines and newspapers are available immediately for unlimited simultaneous use.

Download the app for for iOS or Android devices.

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. 

Gutenberg Help

download (4).jpg

Public domain recordings of public domain literature. Plays anywhere!

LibriVox Help