Download an E-book or Audiobook

Clark Public Library cardholders have instant access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks through eLibraryNJ.

eLibrary NJ

1. Where do I start?

Click on “eLibraryNJ” from the Clark Library homepage, then click on “Sign in”
  
Select Clark Public Library from the drop-down menu and enter your library card number.



2. How do I get an eBook from eLibraryNJ?

Procedures for getting eBooks vary depending on the eReader/device/computer being used. Detailed instructions are available on the Help Page on elibrarynj.com. 

For many devices, you download free software or an app, create an OverDrive or Adobe ID, find an eBook, check it out and download it. The procedure for Kindles differs depending on the model.

3. How many eBooks can I check out?

You can borrow up to 5 items at a time from eLibrary NJ (audiobooks and/or eBooks).

4. How many days do I get to keep the eBooks that I check out?

The default is 14 days. You can change it to 7, 14, or 21 days under Settings on your Account page.

5. What happens at the end of the lending period?

The eBook expires and can no longer be accessed. It is deleted from your list of items checked out.

6. Can I renew eBooks?

Yes—you can renew one time if no one else has placed the book on hold. A renew arrow appears next to the expiration date 3 days before the due date.

7. How do I return an eBook early?

Methods differ depending on the device:
• In the OverDrive App, go to your bookshelf. Press and hold the book cover, tap “Return” then “Return” again.
• For Kindles, login to your Amazon account and click on “Manage Your Kindle.” Select the title, click the button on the right called “Actions,” and then click “Return this book.”
• In Adobe Digital Editions, switch to library view. Hover your mouse over the book cover of the item you wish to return. Click the inverted triangle. On the Item Info menu select “Return Borrowed Item.”

8. What happens when I join a waiting list to place a title on hold?

When you place a hold, you will receive an email notification when it becomes available. You have 72 hours from the time the email is sent to check out the item. Alternatively, you can opt to automatically checkout the item when it becomes available. At the place hold screen check the box above “Place Hold.” You will receive an email that the item has been checked out.

9. Can I make a reading list in eLibraryNJ?

You can add books to read in the future to a wish list by clicking on the ribbon by the book cover.

RBdigital  

• What is RBdigital?
RBdigital offers a wide variety of services and content formats through a single platform and mobile apps. Libraries offer the services to active users through a personal account.

*RBdigital is only available to Clark Library card holders.

• What RBdigital services does my library offer?
Clark Public Library offers eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines. They are displayed in the platform and app menus. Any service and all displayed content is available to you. Content may be checked out for select periods of time based on the service and limits set by your library.

• How do I create an Account?
We recommend creating an account on your first visit to RBdigital website from the Clark Library homepage. Select the “Register” link in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen. Fill in the information requested. Enter a user name without any spaces (i.e. user123). Passwords must be at least four characters long and can contain both numbers and letters. Passwords are case sensitive. Usernames are not.



• How do I search for only one content type such as Audiobooks, eBooks, or magazines?
Click the menu bar on the upper-left-hand corner of the screen then click “Books”. Then choose either audiobooks or eBooks. Otherwise, choose “Magazines” on the left menu bar.     

     

• How can I search the available books?




Click the “View All” on the right side corner of the screen under the main format name (eBooks/audiobooks), then click “Filter.” It enables the search to be filtered by Genre, Audience, Availability, and Fiction/Nonfiction.  
  
• Detailed instructions are available on the Help Page