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.


Read current issues of 50+ popular magazines with the hoopla Magazines BingePass. From health to home décor, business to baking or anything in between, there’s a magazine you’ll love – checkout the magazines available. With a reading experience designed specifically for digital use, it’s easy to read hoopla Magazines on a mobile device or your computer. Use your Mahwah Library card to borrow a BingePass with unlimited access for seven days. BingePasses do not count towards the 30 items/month checkout limits.

Getting Started

  • 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

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Libby by Overdrive

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 phone or device anywhere, at any time.


Browse and borrow from over 27,000 eBooks across hundreds of subjects. You may borrow up to five eBooks or audiobooks at once.


Browse and borrow from over 11,000 audiobooks across scores of subjects. You may borrow up to five eBooks or audiobooks at once.


Libby includes 3,000 current, popular magazines from all over the world. Borrowing magazine checkouts do not count towards checkout limits.

Getting Started

Use your Mahwah Library card to download up to five eBooks or audiobooks simultaneously. Popular titles may be placed on hold.

Learn more at libbyapp.com

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Project Gutenberg Logo

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.

Getting Started

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.