Enjoy the library any time . . . from everywhere.

Our extensive digital resources 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 reference@hoboken.bccls.org

Libby and Overdrive via eLibraryNJ allows you to download popular audiobook and ebook 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 and ebook 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

RB Digital Magazines (formerly Zinio)
RB Digital Magazines, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color, interactive digital magazines. Browse from our library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. If you had been previously using the Zinio App you will need to update to the new RB Digital App by the end of August; you should be directed to it when you log in to your Zinio App.  Click here for instructions on getting started: RB Digital Tip Sheet

RB Digital Magazines How-To Video

Hoboken Public Library resident card holders, have access to Hoopla, which provides online access to 15,808 videos (including movies and TV shows), 14,313 audiobooks, 212,595 music albums.  Each month you usually have an access to up to 10 different choices, but in March you will have 20 choices!    You can borrow music for 7 days, videos for 2 or 3 days, and audiobooks/ ebooks for 21 days. Plus access to books including graphic novels/comics!  Click here for instructions on getting started: Hoopla Tip Sheet

Hoopla How-To Video

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

SPECIAL NOTE: Hoboken patrons have access to 20 checkouts of Kanopy streaming per month; this enhanced service is temporary for the duration of the current crisis.  You will continue to have unlimited access to Kanopy Kids; the Kanopy Kids service is currently being provided for free from Kanopy to our library for 30 days starting on Monday, March 16.  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, medici.tv 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.


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.