Downloadable Media

Monroe Library cardholders can now download and stream a variety of media. You can download audiobooks, ebooks, magazines and music (MP3s), as well as stream movies and music at any time of the day, from wherever you are!

eBooks & Audiobooks
Magazines
Music
Movies
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Instructions

Specific instructions are available for each service. Select from the following list to get more information about how to get media for your device:

eBooks
Audiobooks
Magazines
Music
Movies

eLibraryNJ

RBdigital

Hoopla

eLibraryNJ

RBdigital

Hoopla

 

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About eLibraryNJ:

To access digital books at eLibraryNJ you will need:

  • A valid Monroe Township library card and your PIN.
  • Access to the Internet.
  • Free software for the device or computer on which you wish to use the materials you download from eLibraryNJ.

When you sign in to eLibraryNJ, please select Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium from the list of Libraries. You will not see Monroe Twp. Library in the list.

Please note that you can download and enjoy digital books at home, at work, or when you travel, but you cannot download them to the Library’s public computers.

Go directly to eLibraryNJ!


About RBdigital:

To access digital books at RBdigital you will need:

  • A valid Monroe Township library card and your PIN.
  • Access to the Internet.
  • Free software for the device or computer on which you wish to use the materials you download from RBdigital

To get started, go to the Monroe Township Library’s RBDigital collection and select the Create New Account link in the upper right side of the screen, or select the Login link and then click the Create an Account button from there.

Please note that you can download and enjoy digital books at home, at work, or when you travel, but you cannot download them to the Library’s public computers.

Go directly to RBdigital!


About RBdigital Magazines:

To access digital magazines you will need:

  • A valid Monroe Township library card and your PIN.
  • Access to the Internet.
  • Free software for the device or computer on which you wish to use the materials you download

To get started, go to the LMxAC Digital Magazine Library and select the Create New Account link in the upper right side of the screen.

For step by step directions for getting started, please click here.


Not eNough eBooks?

Have you wondered why you can’t find the ebook you want by the author you love? The answer may surprise you!

As many of you who have attended our ebooks demos and training sessions know, it is a challenge for libraries to purchase and provide eContent. The policies of the major publishers concerning selling eBooks to libraries are all different. Our library has to deal with policies like:

  • Publishers who refuse to sell eBooks and/or eAudiobooks to libraries;
  • Publishers who charge libraries as much as 5 times more than consumers for the same digital content;
  • Publishers who embargo their content and will not sell to libraries any newly published digital content;
  • Publishers who make digital content available in only some formats (ePub but not Kindle for example).

For years libraries have worked hand in hand with publishers. That relationship has now changed drastically and we find ourselves unable to deliver the digital content library patrons want.

Get the full statement from the New Jersey Library Association, which include the policies of major publishers.


Questions? Problems?

Please contact Karen Klapperstuck at (732) 521-5000 or kklapperstuck@monroetwplibrary.org


Other Websites from which to obtain free eBooks

Many of the following websites offer freely available ebooks, usually classics, that are in the public domain. Not all titles and websites may work for all types of eReaders.