BPL offers over 500,000 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
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 have both an eCard and a full-access library card, with holds on both accounts. How can I combine the two cards while making sure my holds are transferred to the new account?
Please Contact Us for assistance merging your accounts and for support keeping your holds in place.
If you would like to make your primary account an eCardholder account (digital checkouts only), note that any physical holds will not be able to transfer. If you would like to keep the physical holds, please wait until they are fulfilled, and then Contact Us for help to merge your accounts into an eCardholder account.
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