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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 PDA at home. The first time you check out materials on the eLibraryNJ site, instructions will be provided for you to download the software required.


eBCCLS is an eBook and and downloadable audiobook service available through the BCCLS library consortium. eBCCLS is another place to check for available eBooks and additional titles. It works the same way as eLibraryNJ, but please be aware you will have to log in to each site individually for checkouts and holds. Please be aware eBCCLS is only available to patrons with resident cards from the Hoboken Public Library or another library in the BCCLS system. As per BCCLS policy, courtesy card holders will not be able to access eBCCLS/Overdrive ebooks or downloadable audio books.

Cloud Library

The Cloud Library is one of the resources accessible to BCCLS patrons from which you can borrow ebooks. It is a supplement to the OverDrive digital library. 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 eBCCLS and eLibraryNJ.


Zinio for Libraries, 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.

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, 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 20 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!

Call (201) 420-2280 for more information.



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