PLEASE NOTE: You need a South Plainfield library card to use the eLibrary resources listed below. If prompted to login with your library card number, be sure to enter the full 14-digit number. For some resources, you may also have to set up a personal account, providing your name and email address, and creating a password

Audiobooks

eBooks & Comics

To find more free eBook downloads (no library card needed), visit the sites listed below:

Project Gutenberg  Internet Text Archive  Feedbooks (NOTE: Books listed on other sections of Feedbooks are NOT free.)  Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania) 

Language Learning


Magazines & Newspapers


Music


Online Classes & Personal Growth


TV & Movies



EBSCOHost Web

Ebscohost web EBSCOHost Web: A collection of searchable databases offering full-text magazine & newspaper articles, in English, Spanish, German, & French, plus business, health, current events, and academic databases, homework resources for elementary and middle school research, and more. Many of the EBSCOHost databases are updated daily.

Click or tap here to watch our EBSCO VIDEO TUTORIAL

Click or tap here to see ALL EBSCOHost databases

eLibrary NJ / Overdrive

eLibrary NJ / OverdriveeLibrary NJ / Overdrive: Download audiobooks, ebooks, and digital magazines to listen or read in your browser or app, or transfer to your device! Choose from a great collection of bestsellers, mysteries, classics, biographies, history, books for kids & teens, and lots more!

PLEASE NOTE: All audiobooks, ebooks, and magazines from the eLibrary NJ / Overdrive collection are also available on the Libby app.

IMPORTANT: When logging in to eLibrary NJ / Overdrive, choose Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium from the dropdown menu. You will also be asked for your library card number and PIN. Your default PIN is the last 4 digits of the telephone number we have on file for you. If you have any problems logging in, don't hesitate to call the Circulation Desk at (908) 754-7885 ext. 2 to have your PIN reset.

PLEASE NOTE: As of February 2022, the OverDrive app will no longer be available to download. Current OverDrive app users may continue to use the app. New users looking for the OverDrive app will be directed to Libby. All users may continue to use, borrow, and open titles from the eLibrary NJ / Overdrive website via a browser.

Click or tap here to watch our VIDEO TUTORIAL ON eLIBRARY NJ / Overdrive

Click or tap here to BROWSE MAGAZINES BY SUBJECT

Click or tap here for HELP WITH AUDIOBOOKS from Overdrive

Click or tap here for HELP WITH EBOOKS from Overdrive

Click or tap here for GENERAL HELP with Overdrive

Click or tap here to GO TO eLIBRARY NJ / Overdrive

Freading eBooks

ebooks from FreadingFreading™ eBook Service: Access to tens of thousands of ebooks in a wide range of genres & subjects! Freading eBooks are available in ePUB format and/or PDF (most titles are available in one of these formats, some are available in both). Freading's free mobile apps are available for Apple devices, Android devices, and Kindle Fire.

You may borrow up to 12 Freading titles per week. An individual loan is for 2 weeks and may be renewed for an additional 2 weeks.

To download and read Freading eBooks, you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions. You will also need to create an Adobe ID.

Computer users: be sure to OPEN rather than SAVE eBooks when downloading from Freading.

Click or tap here for FREADING FAQ

Click or tap here for ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS FAQ

Click or tap here for ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS TROUBLESHOOTING

Click or tap here to GO TO FREADING

Freegal Music Downloads

Download music Freegal Music: Access to millions of songs from popular artists in dozens of musical genres. Freegal allows you to create a wishlist for future downloads, and to create & save multiple playlists for streaming! You may download up to FIVE FREE SONGS EVERY WEEK and stream up to THREE HOURS PER DAY with one library card number. Your downloads are not borrowed - they are yours to KEEP!

You can also stream ad-free music on your mobile device. The free Freegal Music app is available for: Android devices from Google Play, Apple devices from the iTunes App Store, and Kindle Fire from the Amazon Store.

Click or tap here to watch our FREEGAL VIDEO TUTORIAL

Click or tap here for FREEGAL FAQs

Click or tap here to GO TO FREEGAL

Hoopla

Hoopla movies, TV, audiobooks, ebooks, music & more! Hoopla Digital: An enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics. You can borrow Hoopla's digital content and immediately read, listen, or view it on your PC, television, smartphone, or other device. NOTE: To use Hoopla, you will need to set up your own account.

Hoopla mobile apps are available for Apple devices, Android devices, and Kindle Fire.

Currently, you may check out up to 5 titles on Hoopla each month with your South Plainfield library card. When you are logged in, a red circle with a number in it will appear below the Hoopla logo at the top of the page, indicating how many titles you have remaining for the month. The monthly borrow limit resets on the first day of the new month.

Titles on the Windows and MacOS platforms are only available for streaming. If you wish to download a title, you can do so on any of Hoopla's three mobile apps.

Click or tap here to watch our HOOPLA VIDEO TUTORIAL

Click or tap here for HELP WITH HOOPLA.

Click or tap here to GO TO HOOPLA

Indieflix Independent Films

IndieflixIndieflix: A streaming movie service that offers a large selection of short films, feature films, narrative series, and documentaries, featuring content from independent filmmakers around the world. You can now access the library's INDIEFLIX service only on the LIBBY platform.

NOTE: Be advised that films on IndieFlix have not been rated by the MPAA and may contain offensive language, scenes of violence and sexual situations.

Click or tap here for the INDIEFLIX HELP CENTER

Click or tap here to GO TO LIBBY EXTRAS to access Indieflix, Universal Class, Learn It Live on LIBBY

Kanopy Streaming Video

Click or tap here for Kanopy StreamingKanopy: A video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and kids favorites. Kanopy offers mobile and tablet apps for Apple and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Fire Stick, and Samsung.

You will receive 8 play credits per month through the South Plainfield Free Public Library. Each video will use one play credit each with the exception of those in Kanopy Kids (we offer unlimited plays in Kanopy Kids). Once you press play on a video, a play credit has been used. You will have 3 days to view it as many times as you like without using another play credit. Your play credits will reset back to 8 on the 1st day of each month.

NOTE: Please be advised that some content on Kanopy may contain offensive language, scenes of violence, or sexual situations.

Click or tap here to BROWSE THE KANOPY COLLECTION by subjects and genres (you must be logged in to browse subjects)

Click or tap here for the KANOPY SUPPORT CENTER

Click or tap here to GO TO KANOPY

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library Learning Express Library (includes Job & Career Accelerator and Computer Skills Center): With Job & Career Accelerator's innovative job-hunting system, you can explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations, match your interests & skills with the career that's best for you, search up-to-the-minute local & national job postings, create professional resumes & cover letters, practice interviewing skills, get invaluable tips & advice every step of the way, and conveniently organize & track your job-search progress all in one place! The Computer Skills Center offers tutorials on the most popular computer software, including Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, and Windows (7 through 10) operating systems, as well as video courses to help beginners learn to use a computer and the internet. (From LearningExpress, LLC)

Click or tap here to watch our LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY VIDEO TUTORIAL

Click or tap here for LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY FAQ

Click or tap here to GO TO LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY

Learn It Live

Learn It Live Learn It Live: Find and attend live online classes on 200+ topics in health, wellness, and personal development. At LiL, you can join a live yoga, pilates, or meditation class and interact with an expert on the other side of the globe. Can't make it live? Watch one of the 1,000+ recorded classes at any time. PLEASE NOTE: Learn it Live is only available on the LIBBY app.

Click or tap here for LEARN IT LIVE SUPPORT PAGE

Click or tap here to GO TO LIBBY EXTRAS to access Indieflix, Universal Class, Learn It Live on LIBBY (You must be logged in to LIBBY to view or use extras.)

Click or tap here to GO TO LEARN IT LIVE

Libby

Meet Libby LIBBY: The new app for listening to audiobooks and reading ebooks & magazines from the eLibrary NJ / Overdrive collection, and for accessing online classes and other extras from Overdrive.

Libby is compatible with iOS 9+ (from the Apple App Store) and Android 5.0+ (from Google Play). If you have a Windows computer, Mac computer, or a Chromebook, you can use Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com. We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium).

Click or tap here to DOWNLOAD LIBBY

Click or tap here for HELP WITH LIBBY

Click or tap here for tips to GET THE MOST OUT OF LIBBY

Click or tap here to GO TO LIBBY

Click or tap here to GO TO LIBBY EXTRAS to access Indieflix, Universal Class, Learn It Live on LIBBY (You must be logged in to LIBBY to view or use extras.)

Proquest Newspapers

Proquest Newspapers Proquest Newspapers: Full-text searchable database for the Home News Tribune, Courier-News, Asbury Park Press, Daily Record (Morristown), Courier Post (Cherry Hill), and Daily Journal (Vineland); most from 1999 to the present. Also provides full-text access to over 200 U.S. newspapers and other publications, from 1985 to the present. DOES NOT INCLUDE THE NEW YORK TIMES. To search only the NJ papers, click on US Northeast Newsstream Search. To search all publications, use the search box under Current News. ProQuest is fully compatible with all mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Click or tap here to GO TO PROQUEST NEWSPAPERS

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone language learning Rosetta Stone Language Learning: The proven immersion method of language learning that more than 20,000 schools have trusted for over 20 years. The award-winning interactive approach has been used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the library - or anywhere, anytime.

Having trouble accessing the site? Go to JerseyClicks.org and scroll down the list of databases to Rosetta Stone, or try this alternate Rosetta Stone link.

Click or tap here to see our video tutorial on ROSETTA STONE

Click or tap here for ROSETTA STONE SUPPORT CENTER

Click or tap here to GO TO ROSETTA STONE

South Plainfield Newspapers Digital Archive

Digital archive of local newspapersSouth Plainfield Newspapers Digital Archive: Digitized back issues of the South Plainfield Chronicle (2003 - 2007), South Plainfield Observer (1997 - 2018), South Plainfield Reporter (1990 - 2003), and South Plainfield Review (1947 - 2002) newspapers.

Click or tap here to GO TO SOUTH PLAINFIELD NEWSPAPERS Digital Archive

Universal Class Online Classes

Universal Class Universal Class: Online non-credit courses for your personal enrichment. Courses are accessible 24/7 via the Internet, and are offered in a wide variety of subjects, including business, computers, cooking, crafts & hobbies, do-it-yourself, health, history, home & garden, office skills, parenting & family, personal care, psychology, real estate, self-help, religious & spiritual studies, web development, writing, and more. You will have up to 6 months to finish each course, and each course has a real instructor you can communicate with by email! (From Recorded Books)

Click or tap here to watch our step-by-step instructional video on How to Use Universal Class

Universal Class also available on the LIBBY app.

Click or tap here to see our video tutorial on UNIVERSAL CLASS

Click or tap here for UNIVERSAL CLASS FAQs

Click or tap here to GO TO UNIVERSAL CLASS

Click or tap here to GO TO LIBBY EXTRAS to access Indieflix, Universal Class, Learn It Live on LIBBY (You must be logged in to LIBBY to view or use extras.)

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