eLibrary

E-books | Audiobooks | Magazines | Music | Film & TV | Language | Online Courses


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.


E-books


Princeton OverDrive: To sign in to Princeton OverDrive, enter your library card barcode and PIN. (Your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number on your library account.) This collection is hand-selected and built from the ground up with a focus on quality selections that meet the diverse reading and listening preferences of the Princeton community. New titles will be added on an ongoing basis, and OverDrive’s popular library of more than 11,000 public domain e-book titles will be available, too. Also, visit the Princeton Overdrive Kids & Teens eReading Room to access titles for children and young adults. Our collection can be enjoyed on your computer (PC or Mac) or transfer the title to a compatible eBook reader (including Kindle, Nook, Sony, iPad, and iPod Touch). 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. Visit Overdrive’s guide to find customized downloading instructions for your device.

Hoopla: Access thousands of ebooks, comics, audiobooks and music albums all available for mobile and desktop use. Digital content from Hollywood studios, major-label record companies and publishers can be borrowed for instant streaming to smartphones, tablets, and computers, or for temporary downloading to smartphones and tablets. Note: Streaming requires continuous access to an Internet connection via wireless, ethernet, or cellular data plan. Visit www.hoopladigital.com to sign up for an account with your valid Princeton Public Library card number, or visit your device’s app store to download the free hoopla mobile app. Check out a maximum of 5 items per month (borrow audiobooks for 21 days, music albums for 7 days, and movies/television shows for 2 to 3 days). No overdue fees; items are automatically returned to the library at the end of the lending period. View our Hoopla Guide to find customized downloading instructions for your device.

RBDigital  (formerly OneClickDigital): Enjoy this collection on your computer (PC or Mac)  and also download directly to your smartphone or tablet. Check out a maximum of 3 books at 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. Visit RBDigital’s guide to find customized downloading instructions for your device.

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.


Audiobooks


Princeton OverDrive: To sign in to Princeton OverDrive, enter your library card barcode and PIN. (Your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number on your library account.) This collection is hand-selected and built from the ground up with a focus on quality selections that meet the diverse reading and listening preferences of the Princeton community. New titles will be added on an ongoing basis, and OverDrive’s popular library of more than 11,000 public domain e-book titles will be available, too. Also, visit the Princeton Overdrive Kids eReading Room to access titles for children and young adults. Our collection can be enjoyed on your computer (PC or Mac) or transfer the title to a compatible mobile device (including Apple and Android mobile devices). 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. Visit Overdrive’s guide to find customized downloading instructions for your device.

RBDigital  (formerly 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 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. Visit RBDigital’s guide to find customized downloading instructions for your device.

Hoopla: Access thousands of ebooks, comics, audiobooks and music albums all available for mobile and desktop use. Digital content from Hollywood studios, major-label record companies and publishers can be borrowed for instant streaming to smartphones, tablets, and computers, or for temporary downloading to smartphones and tablets. Note: Streaming requires continuous access to an Internet connection via wireless, ethernet, or cellular data plan. Visit www.hoopladigital.com to sign up for an account with your valid Princeton Public Library card number, or visit your device’s app store to download the free hoopla mobile app. Check out a maximum of 5 items per month (borrow audiobooks for 21 days, music albums for 7 days, and movies/television shows for 2 to 3 days). No overdue fees; items are automatically returned to the library at the end of the lending period. View our Hoopla Guide to find customized downloading instructions for your device.


Magazines and Online Newspapers


RBDigitalMagazines (formerly Zinio): Enjoy full-color digital copies of over 80 magazine titles, including several that we have recently added including “American Girl Magazine”,  “Audobon Magazine”,  “L’Express”, “PEOPLE Bookazines”, “Veranda” “Wallpaper”, “Weight Watchers”, “Working Mother”, and several “Mollie Makes” titles. Available for the Mac, PC, Apple & Android mobile devices. View our RBDigital Magazine guide to find downloading instructions for your device.

 

New York Times: Visit nytimes.com/register while connected to the library’s Wi-Fi to get complete access within the library. Note you will need to register or log in with a personal account, using your email address and a password of your own creation. For remote access, please call (609-924-9529, x1220)  or visit the Welcome Desk on the first floor to get a code for 72-hour-access to the paper with any device. To activate your remote subscription, you’ll also need to log in or register first, again by using an email address and password. At the conclusion of the 72-hour period, you may re-use the access code to get another 72-hour all-access pass.

 

Wall Street Journal: Get the latest coverage of business, politics, entertainment, sports and more with access to the Wall Street Journal online. (In Library Use Only)


Music


Hoopla: Access thousands of ebooks, comics, audiobooks and music albums all available for mobile and desktop use. Digital content from Hollywood studios, major-label record companies and publishers can be borrowed for instant streaming to smartphones, tablets, and computers, or for temporary downloading to smartphones and tablets. Note: Streaming requires continuous access to an Internet connection via wireless, ethernet, or cellular data plan. Visit www.hoopladigital.com to sign up for an account with your valid Princeton Public Library card number, or visit your device’s app store to download the free hoopla mobile app. Check out a maximum of 5 items per month (borrow audiobooks for 21 days, music albums for 7 days, and movies/television shows for 2 to 3 days). No overdue fees; items are automatically returned to the library at the end of the lending period. View our Hoopla Guide to find customized downloading instructions for your device.


Film & TV


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.

Kanopy: Access our new video streaming service which offers a broad selection of quality documentaries, feature films and training videos from producers including The Criterion Channel, The Great Courses, PBS, Music Box Films, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, and many more. Films can be streamed via http://princetonlibrary.kanopystreaming.com/  Library cardholders are entitled to five checkouts per month and each checkout is active for a three day period. No overdue fees; items are automatically returned to the library at the end of the lending period. Made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Languages


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. In addition to lessons, Mango also offers language learning through a selection of streaming, full-length films with interactive content. 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, Latin-American Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese (Pinyin), Korean (RR) 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.

RBDigital: Contains a wide selection of Pimsleur Language Program audiobooks for learning Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, German, French, Arabic, Italian, Korean, and Japanese. 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 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. Visit RBDigital’s guide to find customized downloading instructions for your device.

Rosetta Stone (EBSCO): Learn a language with Rosetta Stone. Select from 30 languages featuring core lessons in developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. (Note that if you use the mobile app, you will need to log in first through the EBSCO sign-in portal before launching the app.)


Online Courses


Lynda.com: Develop new skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Watch high-quality, engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts on thousands of courses. Topics include: business, design, coding, technology, marketing, film, photography, education, and more. To sign in, click here and enter your library barcode number and PIN (the last 4 digits of the phone number on your library account). If you are signing in for the first time, select “No, I’ve Never Had An Account,” and enter your name and email address. The library’s subscription to Lynda.com allows for 20 cardholders to be logged in concurrently at any given time.

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