Downloads & eBooks

The library has two ways for you to get online content, including ebooks, audiobooks, and even music. 

Overdrive    Hoopla

Anyone with a Winding Rivers Library System card is eligible to use Wisconsin's Digital Library, also known as Overdrive. For more information and help, click here.

City of La Crosse residents can stream movies, music, and get books, audiobooks and comics through our newest online service, Hoopla. Click here for information and directions. This service is only available to residents of the City of La Crosse.

Kanopy Streaming Service- Trial for City Residents

We've set up a trial of Kanopy, a video streaming service, and we'd like La Crosse residents to try it out for free. Click on this link, set up an account (e-mail and password), then enter your library card and PIN.  Then just start watching!  The trial period expires on September 15. We'd love to know what you think of this service and if you'd like to see it added to the digital services we currently offer. Please submit your feedback to us by emailing

Kanopy is a new video streaming service that offers the best in independent, classic, foreign, and documentary films, including a huge selection from the Criterion Collection and the Great Courses series. Using Kanopy, you can access over 7,000 films and stream them directly to your computer or view them on your TV, tablet or smartphone using the Kanopy app, currently available for Roku, iOS, and Android. From Charlie Chaplin, to Akira Kurosawa, to Alfred Hitchcock, to Agnes Varda, to emerging indie film talent, Kanopy is a cinephile's dream. 

In order to get free access to Kanopy through the La Crosse Public Library, the residential address attached to your library card must currently be within the City of La Crosse. If you have any questions or need assistance getting connected, please stop in to the library or call us at (608) 789-7167.

You can watch 15 films per month and you have three days to watch each film.  You can watch the films on most devices, including Roku, iOS and Android apps.

Set up your account and browse titles at


DC Universe Rebirth Now Available on Hoopla 

Check out Hoopla Digital for the latest volumes from the all-new DC Rebirth, featuring Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Harley Quinn, Flash, Green Arrow, Supergirl, and more!

Now available:

New volumes of DC Rebirth are available every Wednesday!

Hundreds of more titles are also currently available on Hoopla, including new and classic books from Archie, The Walking Dead, Saga, Sandman, Preacher, Lumberjanes, and Y: The Last Man.