eBooks and Audiobooks – Newark Public Library

eBooks and Audiobooks

The Libby App by OverDrive: Free ebooks & audiobooks from the library

www.overdrive.com

All you need is a library card to access ebooks, audiobooks and more for free! Read & listen to books with just a tap in our award-winning app! Need a library card? Libby may be able to help!

For help using ebooks and audiobooks, please watch this tutorial.

Take Your Books on the Go!

 
Did you know?—Librarians gladly give personalized recommendations for your reading, viewing, and listening pleasure.  We are always happy to help you to find a book or movie that you’ll love. Please contact us by calling 973-733-7779, texting 201-563-1034, or emailing reference@npl.org
 
The library offers a wide variety of ebooks and audiobooks from the Elibrarynj link below (on the left side of the page).
 
These online materials are very popular, so you may need to place items on hold and wait for copies to become available.  
 
But—
To see which Ebooks are available to you now without a wait, please visit: https://elibrarynj.overdrive.com/collection/26447
For Audiobooks available Right Now, please visit: https://elibrarynj.overdrive.com/collection/26453

Find additional free audiobooks and ebooks which won’t require reservations at 
also, be sure to check out the More Books tab on this page!

 

 
We look forward to hearing from you!

ELibraryNJ

More Books

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.comYOU WILL NEED A PIN TO LOG IN.

No card? No problem! Click here to get one!

HOW TO CREATE A PIN FOR YOUR LIBRARY CARD:

  • Visit https://www.npl.org
  • Click on CATALOG (second item in the menu toward the top of the page)
  • Select MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT (top right of page)
  • Fill out the form: choose a PIN of 4 numbers you will remember.

 

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.

Children’s and Teens

eBook High School Collection 

This collection of 12,100 e-books includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents, and general reference materials.  Gain access to ebooks across many subjects: Agriculture, Education, Fine arts, Language and literature, Law, Music, Psychology, Political Science, Science, Technology, and World History. Titles align with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states).

eBook K-8 Collection 

The eBook K-8 Collection contains nearly 11,000 titles chosen to support learning for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also features a selection of Teacher Resources to support educators and administrators.

eBook Public Library Collection 

A varied collection of ebooks books for adults, young adults, and children that includes fiction and non-fiction.  Browse by topic categories such as arts and architecture, biography and memoirs, cooking, history, law, psychology, religion, and true crime.

My Newark Story

An activity book about Newark created by the library for children.

Newark Eagles 101

An activity book about the Newark Eagles created by the library for children.

Adults

eBook Academic Collection 

This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects and features e-books from leading publishers and university presses.

eBook Public Library Collection 

A varied collection of ebooks books for adults, young adults, and children that includes fiction and non-fiction.  Browse by topic categories such as arts and architecture, biography and memoirs, cooking, history, law, psychology, religion, and true crime.

Knowing Newark
A book of columns by librarian Charles Cummings about Newark’s history.

Newark’s Literary Lights
A book about Newark authors.