eBooks & eAudiobooks

eBCCLS

A Demarest library card grants you access to eBCCLS, a collection of digital services for BCCLS libraries.

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Overdrive and Cloud Library require that we only check out one copy of a title to one patron at a time, but Hoopla allows an unlimited number of patrons to take out the same eBook or eAudiobook at the same time. What’s that mean for you? If you see a big wait-list for a title on Overdrive or Cloud Library, check here to see if you can get it instantly from Hoopla!


As of May 15, BCCLS will no longer be subscribing to Overdrive.

You’ll still be able to get eBooks through Cloud Library, which will be expanded, and Hoopla, and eAudiobooks through Hoopla and NAXOS; however, you’ll no longer be able to download eBooks that can be read on Kindles with eInk (ie, non-tablet Kindles). Because we will no longer be subscribing to Overdrive, no titles published in 2017 will be bough for that platform – that means if you’re looking for something new, check elsewhere!

We’ll have more information for you to ease the transition as it approaches.

OverDriveOverDrive is the largest source of popular eBooks and eAudiobooks available to Demarest residents. OverDrive also includes documentaries and music. eBooks can be read on Kindles, Nooks, tablets, smart phones, or your computer. eAudiobooks can be listened to on tablets (including Kindle Fire and Nook HD), smart phones, MP3 players, or your computer.
What do I need to get started?
  • A valid library card.
  • A way to view the content – it can be a computer, a tablet, a smartphone, or an eReader.
    1. If you’re using an eReader: You may need to use a computer, tablet, or smartphone to select the eBooks you want.
    2. If you’re using a smartphone or tablet: You’ll need to download the OverDrive app.
    3. If you’re using a Kindle eReader, Kindle Fire, or the Kindle Reading App: You’ll need your Amazon account information to sign in and send the eBook to your device.
How do I get the title I want?
  1. Use the OverDrive website or the app to search.
  2. When you click on the title you want, you’ll find a link to either Borrow or Place a Hold.
    • If you place a hold, you’ll be asked to enter your email and will receive a message when the title is available for checkout.
  3. When a title is ready to be borrowed, it will appear on your Bookshelf page. Click Download and select a format.
  4. eBooks, eAudiobooks, and music can be kept for 7 to 14 days. Videos can be borrowed for 3, 5, or 7 days. When your loan has ended, the title will disappear from your device.
Help! I can’t get this to work!
If you need help, you can drop by the library and meet with Orla, our instructional technology librarian, for one-on-one help. You can also call us at 201-768-8714 for help or to set up a meeting. Here are some more resources:
Cloud LibraryCloud Library supplements the OverDrive eBook collection. CL eBooks can be read on smart phones, tablets (including Kindle Fire and Nook HD), Nook or Sony eReaders, or your computer; CL eBooks do not work on Kindle eReaders with eInk (Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite, etc.).
What do I need to get started?
  • A valid library card.
  • The CL app. All versions are available to download here.
  • The PIN/password associated with your library card. Don’t remember it? Click here to have your PIN sent to the email address on file for your card. You can also call the Demarest Library at 201-768-8714 to have your PIN reset.
How do I get the title I want?
  1. Use the Cloud Library website or the app to find a title. You can search by title, author, or keyword or you can browse by category. You can also use the BCCLS catalog to request, return, and check out CL eBooks.
  2. When you find a title you want, you’ll see a link to Borrow or Place Hold / Add to Hold List. If you place a hold, you’ll receive an email when the title is ready to borrow.
  3. Once the title is checked out, it will appear in the “My Books” section of your CL app. Tap the title to download it to your device. Once the download is complete, you can start reading.
  4. CL eBooks can be kept for 14 days.
Help! I can’t get this to work!
If you need help, you can drop by the library and meet with Orla, our instructional technology librarian, for one-on-one help. You can also call us at 201-768-8714 for help or to set up a meeting. Here are some more resources:
HooplaHoopla is a streaming service for eBooks, movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks. Thousands of titles are available and new content is added weekly. There are no waiting lists – check out material whenever you want! Hoopla is available through hoopladigital.com or through their app.
What do I need to get started?
  • A valid library card.
  • A computer to access the website or a device to access the Hoopla app. Hoopla works in iPhones, the iPod Touch, iPads, Apple TV, Android devices, and the Kindle Fire HDX. Get the app:
  • If you want to view videos from Hoopla on your computer: You will need the Widevine plug-in. You will be prompted to install this plug-in the first time you play a Hoopla video on your computer. Don’t worry, this is normal and Widevine is safe to install!
How to I get the title I want?
  1. Use the Hoopla website or app to find a title.
  2. When you find a title you’re interested in, click or tap on the cover art for more information. If you want to borrow it, click or tap on the “Borrow” button.
  3. A “Play” or “Read” button will appear as soon as you’ve borrowed the item. The title is available through the description page or under “My Titles”, which you can find on the Hoopla home screen.
  4. The title will automatically be returned when it has expired.
    • Movies and TV episodes are available for 3 days
    • Music albums are available for 7 days
    • eBooks and eAudiobooks are available for 21 days
    You are limited to checking out 20 titles per month. Each episode in a TV series counts as 1 title. Whole music albums are counted as 1 title (for example, 10 songs on 1 album = 1 title).
Help! I can’t get this to work!
If you need help, you can drop by the library and meet with Orla, our instructional technology librarian, for one-on-one help. You can also call us at 201-768-8714 for help or to set up a meeting. Here are some more resources:
Naxos Spoken Word LibraryNAXOS Spoken Word Library is a streaming audiobook service with classic fiction and nonfiction titles. NAXOS audiobooks can be accessed on the NAXOS website.
What do I need to get started?
  • A valid library card.
  • The PIN/password associated with your library card. Don’t remember it? Click here to have your PIN sent to the email address on file for your card. You can also call the Demarest Library at 201-768-8714 to have your PIN reset.
  • A computer to access the website.
How do I get the titles I want?
  1. Use the search bar at the top or browse the categories to find the title you’re interested in.
  2. To play a selection, check the box(es) of the track(s) you want to listen to to the left of the track title(s) and then press the “Play Selections” button above the track listing. To play the entire audiobook, press the “Play All” button above the track listing and below the cover art.
Help! I can’t get this to work!
If you need help, you can drop by the library and meet with Orla, our instructional technology librarian, for one-on-one help. You can also call us at 201-768-8714 for help or to set up a meeting. Here are some more resources: