Enjoy the library any time . . . from everywhere.

You can search our online catalog to reserve books, eBooks, media, and so much more, right here.

And the extensive digital resources below are available online 24/7. Library card holders can access a diverse variety of classic and contemporary audiobooks and eBooks, music, movies, television, and more!

Please note a few of these resources require a pin number/password. You can retrieve your pin number by going to this bccls page and entering your library card. It will send it to you by the email that you have associated with your library account.  If you need assistance with any of these services email

Libby and Overdrive via eLibraryNJ allows you to download popular audiobook, ebook and magazine titles to your PC, laptop, and tablets at home. The first time you check out materials on the eLibraryNJ site, instructions will be provided for you to download the software required.  Click here for instructions on getting started: Libby_Overdrive Tip Sheet

eBCCLS allows you to download popular audiobook, ebook, and magazine titles to your PC, laptop, and tablets at home. Like eLibraryNJ it is an Overdrive Service.  Click here for instructions on getting started: Libby_Overdrive Tip Sheet

Hoboken Public Library resident card holders, have access to Hoopla, which provides online access to videos (including movies and TV shows), audiobooks, music albums.  Each month you have 20 choices!    You can borrow music for 7 days, videos for 2 or 3 days, and audiobooks/ ebooks/comics for 21 days. Plus access 7 day binge pass collections such as Hallmark Channel Movies and Word Puzzles!  Click here for instructions on getting started: Hoopla Tip Sheet

Hoopla How-To Video

Hoboken Public Library resident card holders have access to PressReader from anywhere in the world, which provides online access to more than 7,000 top newspaper and magazine publications from around the globe on business, tech, science, design, sports, travel and more.  Included are the local newspapers the New York Post, Daily News and El Diario.  Login access is granted in 30 Day increments and is alternately provided without logging in on premise through the Main Building’s WiFi network.  There are currently temporary delays in uploading new issues; we are sorry for the inconvenience.

Library Ideas’ Freegal Music allows Hoboken Public Library card holders access to hundreds of thousands of songs.  Library card holders can download up to five Sony Music tracks in the MP3 format each week. Plus our Hoboken Library Resident Library Cardholders have access to three hours of streaming music per day.  Click here for instructions on getting started: Freegal Tip Sheet

Freegal How-To Video

Hoboken patrons have access to 20 checkouts of Kanopy streaming per month and unlimited access to Kanopy Kids.  In addition Kanopy will be offering through certain content partners a selection of titles that will not deduct play credits from your account so you can watch them in addition to your 20 checkouts.  Over 30,000 films can be streamed from computers, televisions, mobile devices or platforms by downloading the Kanopy app.  The films include award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.  Kanopy Kids includes educational and engaging videos for children of all ages—as well as the young at heart.

With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity.  Click here for instructions on getting started: Kanopy Tip Sheet

Kanopy How-To Video

Our newest streaming resource.  The world’s leading classical music channel, features over 1,800 programs (3,000 original works), including: concerts and archived historical concerts; operas; ballets; documentaries, artist portraits and educational programs; master classes.  More than 100 live events are broadcast each year, in partnership with the world’s most prestigious venues, opera houses, festivals and competitions.

Indian TV, movies, and music videos are available from ShemarooMe. You have 7 days of access 4 times a month. Simply sign up with your library card and make an account with your email and a password of your choice.

You can choose one of three plans for each 7 day period: ShemarooMe Premium, ShemarooMe Kids or ShemarooMe Telugu. After your 7 days are up, sign up for the same or a new plan.

Looking for more great eResources? 

Hoboken residents have access to online classes, live tutoring, job search assistance, and a variety of informative reference tools covering topics from finance to news.  You can browse by topic or see an alphabetic list of all our resources here on our online research page.