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

eBooks and eAudiobooks

eLibrary NJ -- This collection consists of fiction and non-fiction audiobooks and ebooks, with an emphasis on popular fiction. elibrarynj now functions with an app called "Libby." eLibraryNJ FAQ

Hoopla is a service for comics and ebooks in numerous genres. Hoopla is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle devices and like our other ebook vendors, Hoopla requires registration and the downloading of an app.

Freading has a comprehensive collection of fiction and non-fiction. Freading's major advantage is that its ebooks are always available.  Patrons can now borrow up to three books per week. Your unused book allotment will be rolled over to the next week and up to three subsequent weeks. (Freading does not have eAudiobooks)

Freading works with most of the common tablets, but see this FAQ page for information on downloading to a Kindle and Nook.

EBSCO's eBooks houses 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.

  • Libby, for eLibrary NJ
  • Freading, for Freading
  • BlueFire, for EBSCO ebooks
  • Hoopla
  • eLibraryNJ used to depend on an app simply called "Overdrive," but the Overdrive company has updated its app and named it "Libby." Overdrive, as an app, still works with eLibraryNJ.

    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:

  • iPad
  • Nook
  • Kindle
  • 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.

     

     

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