BPL offers over 400,000 books, magazines, audiobooks and more on your phone, tablet or computer, all free with your library card.
Use your favorite library eBook and Audiobook apps
You can access the collection on your phone, Kindle, tablet, or computer using any of the eReaders BPL subscribes to.Browse apps
Get recommendations from our librarians
Prefer to read on your device? Our Librarians understand the power of matching the perfect book with the right reader. Get a customized eBook recommendation, or browse book lists created by BPL Librarians to find the perfect book for any interest and reading level. Happy reading!
Get an eCard
New York state residents who do not have a Brooklyn Public Library card and would like access to only the digital collections may apply for an eCard. This card will give you access to the Library’s full collection of eBooks, audiobooks, and databases for 1 year.
Frequently asked questions
What if I don’t have a Kindle or don’t want to download an app?
You can access eBooks right in your browser by visiting brooklyn.overdrive.com for books hosted on OverDrive – no download necessary. All you need is a Brooklyn Public Library card and a PIN.
How many titles can I check out?
You can borrow up to 20 downloadable titles (across Overdrive and Libby combined), and place up to 10 holds at a time. You may choose your default lending periods under your account settings, from 7 days to 21 days. Checkouts automatically expire at the end of the loan period. No need to return (although returning early may may be appreciated by another patron waiting for that title!)
I replaced my card recently and now my holds aren't showing up in OverDrive or Libby. How to I make sure all my digital holds are transferred to my new account?
To make sure you still have access to all your eBook and audiobook holds, you'll have to submit a request with your old library card number and your new one. With that information we can ensure everything transfers smoothly.
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