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The library has a number of collections that are available online. Check out an audiobook, eBook, or magazine, download or listen to music, or learn a language, 24/7. You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to access these collections.
eLibraryNJ: Enjoy this collection on your computer (PC or Mac) or transfer the title to a compatible eBook reader (including Kindle, Nook, Sony, iPad, and iPod Touch). Browse our eBooks to find popular and classic novels, non-fiction, study guides, mysteries, romance, Young Adult literature, and more. Check out a maximum of 5 books at a time for up to 21 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of lending period. You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to check out books. View Overdrive Help to select customized downloading instructions for your device.
Axis360: Read full-color, full-layout eBooks for computers, laptops, eBook readers, tablets, and smartphones. Our collection includes fiction and non-fiction for adults, children, and teens. Please note: to get started, you will need to download the free Blio eReading app (www.blio.com) and create an account. Check out a maximum of 5 books at a time for up to 14 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of the lending period. You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to check out books. View our Axis360 downloading guide.
TumbleBookLibrary: This collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books), Tumble Puzzles, and Tumble Games may be viewed online or downloaded for 90 days. TumbleBooks collection includes fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), eBooks and audiobooks.
EBSCO eBooks: Try out our starter collection of reference and text books. EBSCO eBooks offers the ability to read on the screen and search within the eBook's text. The collection is primarily non-fiction eBooks on topics including Arts and Architecture, Business and Economics, Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Health and Medicine, History, Law, Literature and Criticism, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Self-help and Family, Study Aids and Language Learning.
eLibraryNJ: Enjoy this collection on your computer (PC or Mac) or on selected mobile devices (including MP3, iPod), and also download directly to your smartphone or tablet. Check out a maximum of 5 books at a time for up to 21 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of lending period. You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to check out books. View Overdrive Help to select customized downloading instructions for your device.
OneClickDigital: Enjoy this collection on your computer (PC or Mac) or on selected mobile devices (including MP3, iPod) and also download directly to your smartphone or tablet. Check out a maximum of 3 books at time for up to 7 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of lending period. You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to check out books. Visit OneClickDigital's 'Getting Started' Tutorial to find customized downloading instructions for your device.
Zinio: Enjoy full-color, page-for-page digital copies of over 70 magazine titles, including popular selections such as "Bloomberg Businessweek," "Car & Driver," "Consumer Reports," "Dwell," "The Economist," "Elle," "ESPN Magazine," "Esquire," "Forbes," "Food Network Magazine," "Marie Claire," "Martha Stewart Living," "Men's Health," "Newsweek," "Oprah," "Parenting," "Popular Photography," "Runner's World," and "Shape." Available for the Mac, PC, Apple & Android mobile devices, and Kindle Fire. View our Zinio downloading guide.
Freegal: Download free songs and music videos from a selection of over 7 million tunes from the Sony Music catalog and additional independent music labels. Compatible with PCs, Macs, MP3 and iPod. Search the collection by artist, title or genre. A free mobile app is available for smartphones and tablets. You will have the option to download three songs or a combination of one music video plus one song a week using your Princeton Public Library card, and you can create a Wish List to keep track of what you want to download next.
Alexander Street Press Music Online: With over 17,000 tracks, you can create personal playlists and stream music from your computer. Search audio, video, scores, and full-text references. Our collection includes:
American Song: Music that relates to almost every walk of American life, every ethnic group, and every time period. Now includes the African American Song database, with recordings by the top fifty names in the history of black American music (streamed audio).
Classical Music: Music ranges from Medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas and the avant-garde (streamed audio).
Contemporary World Music: Takes listeners around the globe to experience the vibrancy, history, customs, politics, personalities, struggles, and joys of diverse peoples' cultures (streamed audio).
Jazz: The largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres (streamed audio).
Smithsonian Global Sound: produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, this collection is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. American Folk Music covers icons such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and hundreds of others (streamed audio).
Films On Demand: An online digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7. Choose from more than 6,500 educational titles in many subject areas relating to the humanities and social sciences. These videos can be viewed in the library, a classroom or at home. Funding made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mango: An online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection. As you listen to and repeat after native speakers, you'll learn more than just words and phrases. Languages include Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. English courses are available for non-English speakers. On the go? Set up a free account through our Mango database or download the free Mango Mobile Library Edition app, and start learning!
Muzzy Language Learning: MUZZY is an award winning BBC Online Language Program for children from beginners to early intermediate language learners. Learn to speak Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese Mandarin, Portuguese and English. Surrounding learners with visual, aural and contextual language, MUZZY employs a natural immersion approach, modeled on the way we all learn our first language.