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eBooks from the Library

OverDrive eBooks, & Freading eBooks & More


  • Go to the Overdrive Website with your library card and start reading!
  • Overdrive is available on all tablets, computers, smartphones and Kindles.
  • For help with accessing Overdrive visit our Overdrive eBook Help page.


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

Go to or download the hoopla app, then choose your library and create an account! For more information visit the hoopla Help page!

  • Available to Newton Residents with a Minuteman Library Network card.
  • Get up to 8 items per month. (We also have a daily budget cap for all of Newton, which updates at midnight. If that has been reached, patrons will have to wait until after midnight to borrow, even if their monthly limit has not been reached.)
  • No waiting for a title to be available.
  • Automatic return at end of loan period.
  • When you have two or fewer days left for your loan—21 days for eBooks, audiobooks, and comics, 72 hours for movies and television, and 7 days for music—a button will appear on the title screen asking if you would like to renew the title.
  • Most content can be downloaded as well as streamed (Android & Apple apps only).


Thousands of eBooks. No Waiting
Freading is available on all tablets, computers, smartphones and the Kindle Fire.

How many books can I check out?
You can check out 3 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.

Freading is made possible by the Friends of the Newton Free Library. For additional help visit