Borrowing eBooks Through the Library

Phillipsburg Library offers eBooks for borrowing through its service: the same service that offers downloadable audiobooks.

To borrow eBooks from the library you need:

A valid library card and pin/password
A computer with Internet access or a mobile device
An e-reader or mobile device that works with DRM-protected EPUB books or Kindle format  books
A valid email address

You can choose to borrow an eBook for 7 or 14 days.  At the end of the loan period, the books stops working and you can delete it from your device.  There are no overdue fines, because books never become overdue!

Please note:

eBooks are borrowed the same way as print books: only one patron at a time can borrow a book.  Because of high demand, many books will have waiting lists, and you can place holds on the books you want.  When your hold is available, you will be notified by email.

You can check out up to four titles at a time.  That number includes eBooks AND audiobooks. Most books can be returned early if you finish it early, freeing up your account for another book.

 Step by Step Instructions for EPUB Readers Step by Step Instructions for Standard Kindles Step by Step Instructions for Kindle Fires

NEW! The super-streamlined, user-friendly OverDrive Read format. No special software required and no need to transfer the file manually.  Check out this video tutorial for a quick walk-through.