Audiobooks & eBooks

OverDrive Downloadable Books & Magazines

Download audiobooks, ebooks, magazines and videos to your computer or a variety of portable devices including eReaders, Tablets, and smartphones. This collection for adults, teens and children includes thousands of  popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks and audiobooks, and over 150 videos. To place holds and checkout items, you must have a valid public library card number from a participating library.

Additional titles are available exclusively to Newington residents through OverDrive. Extra copies of very popular titles have been purchased for exclusive use by Newington residents. To access these extra copies in the downloadable catalog, log in with your Newington library card number before searching for the titles.

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Try the Libby app for Overdrive! The Libby app offers an improved ebook reader and new audiobook player, loans and holds all on one shelf, syncing across your devices, and your reading history.

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Access thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, eBooks and comics, all available for mobile and online access through Hoopla Digital. All you need is a Newington Public Library card.

Visit the Hoopla Digital website from your PC or download the free hoopla digital mobile app to your Android or IOS device and begin enjoying thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers. All titles are available to borrow for instant streaming on your computer, or temporary downloading to smartphones and tablets. There is no waiting to borrow titles, and there are no late fees! Newington patrons may borrow up to 10 titles per month. View instructions on how to access hoopla digital today!

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*Hoopla Bonus Borrows are back for August!* Access titles that don't count toward your 10 monthly borrows.

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Thousands of eBooks. No waiting! This service allows up to 3-book checkouts per week.

Freading is an eBook service where Newington library cardholders can download eBooks for free. Freading holds thousands of eBooks and is always adding more to the collection, such as the addition of travel books published by Lonely Planet. This is a unique eBook service that differs from others in that eBooks are available to users simultaneously, without waiting in line.

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CT State Library eBook Collection

This collection offers full-text titles with unlimited access designed specifically for public libraries.  Featuring fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, teens and children, as well as containing a wide range of subjects and topics to meet patron’s research and recreational needs. 

A valid Connecticut public library card is required.

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