eBooks & Audiobooks

Discover thousands of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, all available for free with your Mahwah Library card. Whether you have an iPad, Android or Kindle, you can find your next favorite book with these services.

There are no overdue fees on these items.  Simply return them when you finish enjoying them or they will auto-return at due date.

Download the apps to your mobile device or access them using a browser on your desktop computer.  Get started by clicking the links below.

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips – anytime, anywhere!

Use your Mahwah Library card to download up to 30 of any combination of movies, music, TV shows, eBooks or audiobooks each month.

  • Set up an account with your email and password on the website or on the app. Your library card number is required.
  • After your account is set up, login with your email and password.
  • Instructions and help

Libby has an amazing selection eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines all in one place! Libby by Overdrive offers thousands of current eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels and magazines that you can borrow and enjoy on your computer, phone or device anywhere, at any time.

eBooks & Audiobooks

Browse and borrow from thousands or current, popular eBooks and Audiobooks across hundreds of subjects. You may borrow up to five eBooks or audiobooks at once.

More for Mahwah!

We’re expanding our eBook offerings by adding a new collection exclusively for Mahwah residents. Borrow from BCCLS central collection or Mahwah’s exclusive collection — all from within the Libby app! Simply add the Mahwah Public Library to Libby alongside BCCLS and toggle between libraries for the widest selection. We will be adding new titles and best-sellers all the time so that you get priority access to popular items.

New to Libby?  Simply download the Libby app and use your Mahwah Library card create an account.  Remember to add both BCCLS and the Mahwah Library for the best selection of eBooks and Audiobooks. Popular titles may be placed on hold.

To access the Mahwah Library’s extended collection in Libby, simply click on the hamburger menu item, scroll down to the “Your Library” section, and touch “Add Library.” Search for Mahwah and add the Mahwah Public Library as shown.  Finally, add your library card number and you can toggle between BCCLS and Mahwah to find the items you want.

Learn more at libbyapp.com

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Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Most were published before 1924, with some published in the decades after.

Navigating the thousands of titles can be daunting, so consider starting with the 100 top books.

No special apps needed! Project Gutenberg eBooks require no special apps to read, just the regular Web browsers or eBook readers that are included with computers and mobile devices. Simply browse the collection, download the book you want to read and that’s it – no need to worry about late fees or the loan expiring.

If you want to use a dedicated eBook reader with epub books, try these suggestions.  Some of the apps might have worthwhile features, but none are required to enjoy Project Gutenberg eBooks.

eBook reader apps for Apple iOS

  • Lexcycle Stanza is a free ebook reader for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
  • Himalaya Reader is a free ebook reader for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
  • MegaReader is a paid ebook reader for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

eBook reader apps for Google Android

  • FBReader is a free ebook reader for Android phones and tablets.