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eBooks from the Library  

OverDrive eBooks, & Freading eBooks & More
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Go To: with your library card and start reading!

Overdrive is available on all tablets, computers, smartphones and Kindles.

For assistance with loading Overdrive titles from the Newton Free Library to your device please see "Overdrive eBook Help" at the top of the page.


eBook Help is Available

Need a hand getting library eBooks on your device?

  • Have a quick question? Call Reference at 617-796-1380, or stop by a Reference desk with your device.
  • If you're still having trouble, schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Librarian e-Book Specialist
  • In your email, please indicate what type of device you have and what kind of help you need.
  • Bring your eReader, tablet, or device.
  • Appointments are required, and are only available on weekdays.


eBooks, Comics, Audiobooks, Music Albums, Movies & TV Shows

Go to or download the hoopla app, then choose your library and create an account!

Download instruction sheet  |  hoopla Help

  • Available to Newton Residents with a Minuteman Library Network card.
  • Get up to 10 items per month.
  • No waiting for a title to be available.
  • Automatic return at end of loan period.
  • Most content can be downloaded as well as streamed (Android & Apple apps only).


    Thousands of eBooks. No Waiting*

    Go To: with your Newton Free Library card and start reading!

    Freading is available on all tablets, computers, smartphones and the Kindle Fire*

    How many books can I check out?

    You can check out three books per week.

    Unused book loans roll over to the following week. Every 4 weeks, unused book loans expire.

    Loans are for 2 weeks.

    Can I renew a Freading eBook?

    Yes, Freading eBooks may be renewed for an additional 2 weeks.

    *Note: If you use a Kindle, only the Kindle Fire can read Freading titles. Freading is not compatible with Kindle Paperwhite and other Kindle eReaders.

    Freading is made possible by the Friends of the Newton Free Library

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