eBooks and Audiobooks – Newark Public Library

eBooks and Audiobooks

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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!


  • 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.

eBook Academic Collection (through June 2020)

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 (through June 2020)

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.

eBook High School Collection (through June 2020)

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 (through June 2020)

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 Subscription Cricket Media Collection (through June 2020)

This online book collection of over 700 titles supports pre-K through 8th grade students.  It was

developed by Cricket Media, an internationally recognized education company with award-winning content for children, families, and educators.

Tumblebook Library (through August 2020)
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Tumblebook Library has hundreds of titles for children.

Teen Book Cloud (through August 2020)
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Teen Book Cloud is a robust collection of middle and high school books, videos and graphic novels.

Audio Book Cloud (through August 2020)
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Audio Book Cloud is an online collection of free audiobooks.

Romance Book Cloud (through August 2020)
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Romance Book Cloud is an online collection of romance novels.