Welcome to our eBook and eAudiobook Page!
The Westfield Library provides access to downloadable ebooks and audiobooks.
All of this content is available on a number of formats, including smartphones, laptop computers, tablets.
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.
eBooks and eAudiobooks
eLibraryNJ -This extensive collection contains fiction and and non-fiction eAudiobooks and ebooks, with an emphasis on popular titles. eLibraryNJ uses 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.
(Note: Kindle users do not need to download the Libby app because Kindle has its own software to enable users to download ebooks and eaudiobooks.)
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.
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 (link) 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)
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.
eLibraryNJ uses an app called "Libby."
You can sign up for an Adobe account here or by entering "Get an Adobe ID" into a search engine.
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.