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This is the section for Downloadable Ebooks and Reference Ebooks:

eLibrary NJ

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

Cloud Library

The Cloud Library is one of the resources accessible to BCCLS patrons from which you can borrow ebooks. 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.

RB Digital Magazines (formerly Zinio)

RB Digital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color, interactive digital magazines. Browse from our library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. If you had been previously using the Zinio App you will need to update to the new RB Digital App by the end of August; you should be directed to it when you log in to your Zinio App.

The Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is available 24/7 to Hoboken library card holders from home or access it here at the library. You can connect to a variety of reference ebooks covering topics from Science, Medicine, Finance, Literature, Religion, U.S. History, and more! These books are not available for download, but are available anytime with no wait for popular title.


Hoboken Public Library resident card holders, 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/ ebooks for 21 days. Plus access to books including graphic novels/comics!

Due to budgetary constraints, BCCLS reduced Hoopla checkouts to four per patron for the month of September 2017 and is discontinuing Hoopla in October.  In October the Hoboken Public Library will be having ten checkouts for Hoboken Library Resident Cardholders.  The transition for our patrons should be seamless and you should retain the ability to see past checkouts and favorites.


Call (201) 420-2280 for more information.



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