Welcome to our Digital Download Center!
The Westfield Library provides access to downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies.
All of this content is available on a number of formats, including smartphones, laptop computers, tablets, and even on your television through Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV.
Our e-content is available through multiple vendors, most of which provide content on multiple formats. The following are the different formats of e-content we make available to you and the various vendors that provide it.
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We have several vendors of electronic content, so we have created this handy "Downloading Cheat Sheet" explaining how our different vendors work and what is required to use them.
eBooks and eAudiobooks
eLibrary NJ -- eLibraryNJ—This extensive collection contains fiction and and non-fiction eAudiobooks and ebooks, with an emphasis on popular titles. eLibraryNJ now has a mobile app called “Libby” to help make selecting and borrowing titles quick and easy! Most titles are available for Apple, Android, and Kindle devices.
Hoopla -- This collection contains popular fiction and non-fiction eAudiobooks and ebooks, and a great selection of comics. The site includes “trending searches” and new titles are added constantly. All titles are always available, so no need to put yourself on waiting lists! Hoopla is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle devices. Patrons can borrow up to six total items from Hoopla per month.
Hoopla requires registration and the downloading of an app.
Freading -- this resource has a comprehensive collection of fiction and non-fiction ebooks. Freading's titles are always available. Patrons can now borrow up to three books per week. Unused book allotment will be rolled over to the next week and up to three subsequent weeks. (Freading does not have eAudiobooks)
Works with most tablets, but please see this FAQ page for information on downloading to a Kindle Fire.
EBSCO's eBooks -- this collection consists of thousands of eBook titles from a variety of publishers. Most of the titles are non-fiction. All the titles can be read online, without a download but most are downloadable as well. (EBSCO eBooks does not have eAudiobooks)
RBDigital -- This well-balanced collection of eAudiobooks contains popular fiction, non-fiction, and your favorite classics! RBDigital has a mobile app that’s perfect for your Apple, Android, or Kindle.
If you are going to download an ebook directly to an ereader other than a Kindle you must download the relevant App and get an Adobe account. If you are going to download an ebook to a Kindle or to a Kindle-app (on a non-Kindle device) you do not need to get an Adobe account.
You need to download the relevant apps. Go to your App Store or Marketplace to find the following.
The Overdrive app will still work with eLibraryNJ, but for the best experience the Libby app is recommended.
You can sign up for an Adobe account here or by entering "Get an Adobe ID" into a search engine.
Instructions for Individual eReaders are available here:
IF YOU ARE DOWNLOADING TO YOUR COMPUTER AND THEN USING A CABLE TO TRANSER TO YOUR EREADER YOU MUST DOWNLOAD ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS TO YOUR COMPUTER.
Hoopla has an extremely comprehensive music selection, of everything from classical to world music to pop to Broadway.
Browse Hoopla's collections here.
Hoopla requires registration and the downloading of an app. You only need to set up the app once to use all of Hoopla's materials.
Movies & Videos
Hoopla has thousands of movies, tv shows, documentaries, and more that you can watch on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or television.
For setting Hoopla up and finding titles, please see "How to Use Hoopla."
Hoopla is compatible with the following video streaming services:
For Help, please review this page.
RB Digital (formerly Zinio) is the Westfield Memorial Library's magazine database that lets you view magazines in their print-formats.
RBDigital magazines may be read in an internet browser or on a wide variety of apps available for many mobile devices. Click on the device that best suits your needs to download your free app now:PC/Mac, Kindle Fire, iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows 8, Kindle, and Blackberry Playbook.
Please refer to the Niche Academy, available in the slideshow above, for more assistance..