Take Your Books on the Go!
Digital eBooks and audiobooks are available to Newark Public Library cardholders for download to your personal computer as well as many portable devices (including eReaders, tablets, iPods, and smart phones) from eLibraryNJ.com.
While it is possible to open some eBooks immediately in your device’s web browser using OverDrive READ, other eBooks and audiobooks require a free software download in order to complete the process. From the OverDriveHelp page on the eLibraryNJ site, click on “Getting Started” and then select your device for instruction on how to proceed. You can also view videos to further acquaint yourself with eLibraryNJ. Please be aware that you may not use the Library’s computers to download eBooks and audiobooks.
If your library card is in good standing, you may check out a total of 5 digital eBooks and audiobooks at once. Materials are loaned for 7, 14, or 21 days. At the end of the loan period, the title expires and the item is automatically checked back in.
If all system copies are in use, it is possible to place a hold on a title. You may have up to 5 holds. When the book becomes available, you will receive an email indicating that it is ready for download. You then have 3 days to activate this checkout. If you do not download within the 3 days, you will forfeit your place in the queue for that title.
If you wish to speak to someone at the Newark Public Library, please call: (973) 733–7779.