eBooks and Audiobooks


PALSPlus eLibrary offers best-selling and classic eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or ereader. Powered by OverDrive and available 24/7. Download the “Libby, by Overdrive” app from your App Store on your device to get started.

Ebooks, comics, and graphic novels (as well as movies, television shows, music albums, and audiobooks), all available for mobile and online access – all you need is a valid library card! Download the “hoopla Digital” app on your device to get started.

Project Gutenberg has over 45,000 titles that are in the public domain (no longer protected by copyright). For the most part, this means the titles are from 1923 or older.

Google Books contains books that have been scanned from major university libraries. Only public domain titles can be downloaded in their entirety. Other titles only allow a snippet view. Use the search box to find titles on a topic, then use the Search Tools to switch from “Any books” to “Free Google eBooks.” Use the gear icon on the right side of the screen to download in pdf format. For example, take a look at History of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey from 1882.

How-to Guides

Overdrive App Guide (PDF)
The OverDrive app is available for Android™, Chromebook™, iOS® (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), Kindle Fire® tablets, Kobo® tablets, NOOK® tablets, Windows® 8 and up, and Windows Phone®. Download the app from your device store. OverDrive also has a desktop app for Windows and Mac®, which is covered in our “Getting started with OverDrive on a computer” guide. You can also use Overdrive Read in any web browser, whether on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.

Downloadable Audiobooks (PDF)
Download and listen to best selling and classic Audiobooks 24/7 on your PC, laptop, PDA or MP3 player, at home, in the office or anywhere! Here’s a guide to get you started. Also check out OverDrive Listen.

Downloadable Periodicals (PDF)
Use this guide to learn how to browse, check out and download digital issues of the latest magazines.

Kindle eReader Guide (PDF)
Learn to use your e-ink Kindle (Original, Paperwhite, Voyage, or Oasis) or to borrow ebooks from PALSPlus eLibrary. For the Kindle Fire, use the App Guide.

eReader Beginner’s Guide (PDF)
Learn to use your e-ink (black and white screen) e-reader to borrow ebooks from PALSPlus eLibrary.

 Also check out the Overdrive Help site for more complete instructions.

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