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Audio and Video Material

This is the section for Digital Audio and Video Materials:


Library Ideas’ Freegal Music allows Hoboken Public Library card holders access to hundreds of thousands of songs.  Library card holders can download up to five Sony Music tracks in the MP3 format each week. Plus our Hoboken Library Resident Library Cardholders have access to three hours of streaming music per day. 


Hoboken Public Library resident card holders, along with other members of BCCLS libraries, have access to Hoopla, which provides online access to 15,808 videos (including movies and TV shows), 14,313 audiobooks, 212,595 music albums.  Each month you have an access to up to 4 different choices.    You can borrow music for 7 days, videos for 2 or 3 days, and audiobooks for 21 days. Plus access to books including graphic novels/comics!

Due to budgetary constraints, BCCLS has reduced Hoopla checkouts to four per patron for the month of September 2017.  Moreover, effective October 1, Hoopla service will no longer be offered at the cooperative level. The product has exceeded BCCLS anticipated usage. Anything you currently check out on Hoopla during September will remain checked out to you until the item's normal expiration date -- even if that date is beyond October 1.  The Hoboken Public Library is currently exploring continuing Hoopla service on its own. 


Hoboken Public Library Resident Library Card Holders have access to more than 30,000 Films from Kanopy.  You have 5 choices per month.  Films can be streamed from computers, televisions, mobile devices or platforms by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.  The films include award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity. 

eLibrary NJ

( formerly ListenNJ) allows you to download popular audiobook and ebook titles to your PC, laptop, and tablet at home. The first time you check out materials on the eLibraryNJ site, instructions will be provided for you to download the software required. Now available for Kindle users.

Cloud Library

The Cloud Library is the resources accessible to BCCLS patrons from which you can borrow ebooks and audiobooks. Cloud Library ebooks can be read on supported tablets & phones (iOS and Android) and can be transferred to dedicated ereaders such as a Nook or Kobo. At this time, the Cloud Library is only available for Kindle tablets. eBooks for other Kindle devices are available through eLibraryNJ.


Call (201) 420-2347 for more information.



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