eBooks & Streaming

Wisconsin's Digital Library

Wisconsin's Digital Library is a free eBook library open to all Wisconsin Library card holders. Download eBooks, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines to your device using either the OverDrive or Libby apps.


Freading is an eBook service provided by the library. One difference between Freading and the Wisconsin Digital Library titles is that Freading titles are always available, no waiting lists! Access to Freading is limited to West Allis residents with West Allis library cards. If you live in West Allis and have a non West Allis Library card, please stop by the checkout desk to obtain a new one.


Hoopla gives access to eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, and music. You will need a valid Milwaukee County Library card to access Hoopla.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is an eLibrary that covers history, science, the environment, medicine, religion, social science, and technology. Adult and children's titles are included. For access from home, a West Allis Library card is required.


Stream movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema and educational videos on your TV, mobile devices, and online using Kanopy. Patrons have an allotment of 20 tickets per month. Kanopy is available to West Allis residents.

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Enjoy access to 3,000+ e-magazines available through the Libby App or Wisconsin Digital Library! If you have the Libby App, see this help sheet to access your favorite magazines. If you prefer to use your web browser, access e-magazines at the Wisconsin Digital Library. See this help sheet to access via the Wisconsin Digital Library.