eBooks from eLibrary NJ

eLibrary NJ Download ebooks to transfer to your portable device, or read ebooks in your browser! Choose from a great collection of bestsellers, mysteries, classics, biographies, history, books for kids & teens, and lots more!

eLibraryNJ includes ebooks in ePUB, PDF, and KINDLE UPDATED LINK! formats! NOTE: eLibrary NJ will send you to to download KINDLE® eBooks. Click here for instructions on checking out KINDLE eBooks.

Make the font size display larger or smaller in the Overdrive app to suit your preference! You can adjust the font size in the OverDrive app for Windows 8/10, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Android or Chromebook. The Overdrive app also offers a special font for DYSLEXIC READERS!


  1. The easiest way to find a specific title in a specific format is to search for that title and, when the search results are displayed, click on EBOOKS in the left-hand menu. Then select the desired format (Kindle Book, Overdrive Read, EPUB eBook, PDF eBook, etc.) from the EBOOKS drop-down.
  2. To set or change your DEFAULT LENDING PERIOD, log in, then click on MY ACCOUNT and select SETTINGS. Next, choose a default lending option of 7 days, 14 days, or 21 days for each format (audiobook and ebook). You can also check or uncheck the option to 'Have your holds automatically borrowed for you as they become available.' (This option is checked by default unless you change it.)
  3. From SETTINGS, you may also choose CONTENT PREFERENCES (Maturity levels) and DISPLAY OPTIONS (High Contrast or Dyslexic Font) for the website. Changing the setting for MATURITY LEVELS will allow you to exclude mature adult content or juvenile content while you browse and search the digital collection.
  4. If you click on BORROW directly from your search results page, the item will be checked out for the default lending period you chose in SETTINGS - no other options will be provided.
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  5. To check out an item for a different lending period without changing your default settings, click on the TITLE or COVER IMAGE to go to the full page for that title. On that page, you can click on the downward arrow next to the 'BORROW' button and choose the desired lending period from the drop-down options.
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  6. You can now SUSPEND HOLDS which you have placed on audiobooks or ebooks. This will allow you to make progress on a title's waiting list (for example, when you're in the middle of another title) without having the title become available for you to borrow.
  7. If an item can be renewed, the option to REQUEST AGAIN will appear on your bookshelf within 3 days of the expiration date. If it cannot be renewed (i.e., if other borrowers are waiting to check it out), you will still be given the option to request again, and the item will be added to your holds.
  8. Many eLibrary NJ books may now be returned before the due date. To return a book early, log in to your account. You will see a list of items you currently have checked out in your Bookshelf. Click on 'Return Title' for any item you wish to return.
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    You may also be able to return the book from the Overdrive app. CLICK HERE to find out more about returning titles early.


Are you dyslexic, or do you have a dyslexic child? The most recent version of the OverDrive app includes the option to select a dyslexic font when reading eBooks! Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. Dyslexic fonts provide greater contrast in letters which solves this problem. The dyslexic font option is available in the OverDrive app (v3.3 or higher) for Android, Chromebook, iOS, and Windows 8. Click here to find out how to enable dyslexic font in the Overdrive app NEW!.

You can also view the eLibrary NJ website with a Dyslexic font display. Just go to SETTINGS and choose your preferred display options.

Click here to download the latest version of Overdrive Media Console, which works with a variety of devices such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android (including NOOK & Kobo), Chromebook, Windows Phone, Windows 8 & 10, and Kindle Fire HD; download links are at the bottom of the page. CLICK HERE for a list of COMPATIBLE DEVICES.


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eBooks from Freading

freading The Freading™ eBook Service allows us to increase the size and diversity of our collection by providing access to tens of thousands of books for free download! Freading offers eBooks in a wide range of genres & subjects, including Fiction & Literature, Biography & Autobiography, Business & Economics, Comics & Graphic Novels, Computers, Crafts & Hobbies, Foreign Language Study, Health & Fitness, History, House & Home, Juvenile & Young Adult books, Self-Help, Travel Guides, Spark Notes Study Guides, and more! 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 has its own apps for the iPad; and iPhone, and its own apps for Android; tablets and phones. It is also compatible with Kindle Fire (not compatible with earlier Kindles), Nook, and Kobo devices. CLICK HERE for more information about APPS.

Click here to log in to Freading (or click the 'LOGIN' button on the upper right on the main page) and enter your library card barcode to log in.

You may borrow up to 9 Freading titles per week - In the upper right corner of the site, you will see 'weekly limit' counter, showing how many titles you have checked out. For example, if you have used three of your nine weekly titles, the counter will say 3/9. If you have used up all your allotted loans for the week, you will be unable to download additional books, but you will be able to queue up for the following week to do so.

Unused book loans roll over to the following week. Every 4 weeks, unused book loans expire. An individual loan is for 2 weeks and may be renewed for an additional 2 weeks. Click here for Freading FAQ.

To download and read Freading eBooks, you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions. You will also need an Adobe ID. If you do not have one, you may create it by going to Get an Adobe ID NEW!.

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

NOTE: On PCs, Adobe Digital Editions will automatically create a 'My Digital Editions' folder in your 'My Documents' folder. Your eBooks will be downloaded to this folder. THERE IS NO WAY TO MOVE THIS FOLDER OR DOWNLOAD BOOKS TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION ON YOUR PC.

CLICK HERE for Freading FAQ

CLICK HERE for help with Adobe Digital Editions FAQ UPDATED LINK!

CLICK HERE for Adobe Digital Editions Troubleshooting Resources UPDATED LINK!

To find more free eBook downloads, visit the sites listed below:

Project Gutenberg  Internet Text Archive

See also:
Feedbooks Public Domain collection (NOTE: Books listed on other sections of Feedbooks are NOT free.)
Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania)