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Tempe Book Bike

In October 2017 Tempe Public Library will hit the streets with the Tempe Book Bike.
The Tempe Book Bike travels around the city providing books available for check out, library cards, and information on library and city services. The bike targets underserved populations by visiting community centers, parks, and riding the streets of Tempe. Book Bike ambassadors connect with people, build strong community ties, and encourage literacy.

Join the Tempe Public Library and the Tempe City Council in the official launch of the Tempe Book Bike program. October 14, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
Tempe Community Complex (Tempe Public Library Plaza)

Learn more about the program at

New study room reservation service

Starting Monday, October 2, reserve one of the Library's group study rooms using D!BS, our new mobile friendly, online room reservation system.

This new system will allow customers to plan individual study time or group meetings up to two weeks in advance at the Library. Cardholders may book up to 2 hours a day, with 8 hours total in a two week period.
Don’t have a card? Sign up today with your ID and proof of address at Tempe Public Library, or get started online.

Learn more at

OverDrive's new app - Libby

Libby is a brand new app from OverDrive, one of our subscription eBook lenders. According to OverDrive:
"We're trying to simplify and bring joy to every aspect of digital borrowing and reading. If you love it, you can use it instead of the OverDrive app. If you don't love it yet, feel free to keep using the OverDrive app, but check in on Libby from time to time — we're adding features and squashing bugs every day."
Learn more about OverDrive at

OneClickDigital & Zinio for Libraries App Merge

Our digital magazine subscription lending service Zinio and one of our eAudiobook providers OneClickDigital have merged apps to provide a one stop shop for these free digital media downloads! If you update the OneClickDigital app you'll see it is now called RBdigital. Here you'll find tabs for both audiobooks and magazines. You are free to delete the old Zinio app at this point. If you use these services via your browser on PC or Mac you will continue to access the sites separately, but will notice the sites have changed over to the new RBdigital name. You can always learn more about all our digital downloads at

NEW - hoopla digital 

On June 26 we launched a brand new digital collection - hoopla digital. You have access to new eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies, TV, and music for free with your library card. This collection is an addition to our suite of digital products including OverDrive, RBDigital Audiobooks, RBDigital Magazines, Freegal Music, and InstantFlix. You can learn more about all our digital downloads at

New Library Writer-in-Residence Program

The library is hosting New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr as a Writer in Residence June - October 2017. Melissa will be onsite to write and provide instruction to aspiring authors. Get expert advice on your writing by registering for a one-on-one consultation, or attend one of her writing workshops to learn new skills in the craft of writing and publishing. All experience levels are welcome.
Learn more.

Longer Check Out Loans with eBooks

The library has increased it's loan period for eBooks from 2 weeks to 3 weeks so you can enjoy your eBooks longer!

Are you a fast reader? You can return your eBooks by following these instructions.

Learn more about eBooks and all our downloadable and streaming content at