Guide to using eReaders with eLibraryNJ

eLibraryNJ is a free service that allows Old Bridge Library cardholders to download audiobooks and ebooks to their computers and transfer them to portable devices at any time of the day! eLibraryNJ offers a variety of popular fiction, romance, mystery, biography, business, history, self-improvement, and more for all ages. To access these digital materials you need:

  • A valid Old Bridge Library card (beginning with 2930000) and PIN number.
    If you do not have a PIN number, you will need to see someone at the circulation desk at the library. PIN numbers cannot be given out over the phone. For a listing of our hours, click here.
  • Access to the internet.
  • Free software for the device or computer on which you wish to use the materials you downloaded from Listen NJ.

eReaders
Adobe Digital Editions needs to be downloaded before accessing eLibraryNJ for the first time. Click the icon to download.

Adobe_Digital_Edition

Mobile Devices
Overdrive Media Console needs to be downloaded before accessing eLibraryNJ for the first time. Click the Icon to download.

Over_Drive_Media_Console

 


A few things to know
  • Books from eLibraryNJ are treated the same way as physical books. Once the lending period for an ebook or audiobook is expired, you will no longer have access to that book.
  • eLibraryNJ supports a variety of ereaders and portable devices including the Barnes and Noble NOOK, Sony Reader, Borders Kobo and the Kindle. For a full list of supported devices, click here.
  • If your portable device supports apps like the iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Blackberry, or Android, you can browse eLibraryNJ on your device and download your books. For instructions click here.
  • For answers to frequently asked questions about digital materials, click here.

Borrowing ebooks and audiobooks from eLibraryNJ
  1. Go to www.eLibraryNJ.com.
  2. Click on the link at the top of the page for “My Account”.
  3. Choose “Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium” as your library.
  4. Enter your full 14 digit library card number starting with 29300 and 4 digit pin number. Click “Sign In”.
  5. Browse eLibraryNJ for a title you are interested in using the “Quick Search” box on the right or browse new titles from the eLibraryNJ home page.
  6. Click “Join Waiting List” or “Add to Cart”. “Join Waiting List” means the book is currently being borrowed. You will receive an email when the book is ready for you.
  7. Choose your lending period (7-14 days), and click “Confirm Checkout”.
  8. Click “Download”.

Transferring your book to your device
eReaders

  1. Once your download has finished, click it to open it. If you have already installed Adobe Digital Editions, it will open automatically and add your book to your library.
  2. Plug your device into your computer via its USB cable.
  3. Once you see your device appear in the left panel, go to your library.
  4. Drag and drop the book from your library to your device.
Enjoy your book!
Mobile Devices

  1. Once your download has finished, click it to open it. If you have already installed Overdrive Media Console, it will open automatically and add your book to your library.
  2. Plug your device into your computer via its USB cable.
  3. When the download of your Audiobook or eBooks has completed, click the book you want to transfer to a mobile device and press the transfer button at the top.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer your book.
Enjoy your book!

For your convenience, these detailed instructions may also help:

Downloading eBooks to Your eReader | (Print-Friendly Version)

Downloading eBooks to Your iPad |  (Print-Friendly Version)

Downloading eBooks to Your Kindle (Print-Friendly)

Instructions for Nexus 7


Helpful video on downloading eBooks to a Kindle


Should you require further assistance with your device,
please contact Maggie Awadalla at (732) 721-5600 ext 5045
or mawadalla@oldbridgelibrary.org