Our eLibrary offers eBooks and eAudiobooks, including fiction and nonfiction, for kids, teens and adults, using the OverDrive library system.

  • You will need an active Pennington Public Library Card to use the eLibrary.
  • Check out up to five titles at a time (eBooks and eAudiobooks combined).
  • Books automatically check out for a loan period of 14 days. This can be changed to 21 days.
  • You can sync the Overdrive app on multiple devices – start reading on your home computer and finish on your smartphone.
  • Renew to check out titles again.
  • Return before the due date so that you can check out more titles.
  • Place up to 5 titles on hold at a time.


Learn How!

The url for Pennington Public Library’s digital collection website is eLibraryNJ.com. Please note that the sign-in is your library card number and your pin/password is set by default to the last four digits of the phone number you used to obtain your library card. Not seeing your device below? Check out Getting Started with OverDrive for a complete listing.

iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

Android Phone/Tablet



Windows Desktop

Mac Desktop

Desktop (Mac and Windows)


Changing your lending periods

  1. Sign into your account.
  2. Click the “Settings” link.
  3. Select your preferred lending period for each format.

Returning & renewing

Some titles can be returned before they expire. If you have not downloaded a title, you’ll be able to return it from your bookshelf. If you download a title, its ‘Return Title’ button will disappear from your bookshelf, but you may be able to return it using these steps. The option to renew a title will appear on your bookshelf within 3 days of the title’s expiration date. Learn more about how to renew titles.


You can place up to 5 titles on hold at a time. You’ll receive an email notification when a title you placed on hold becomes available. Once the email is sent, you’ll have 3 days (72 hours) to borrow the title before your hold is cancelled. Or, you can turn on automatic borrowing to make sure you never miss a hold.

How to place a hold

  1. Sign into your account.
  2. Search for the item you want.
  3. Hover over the item image and click “Place a Hold.”
  4. Click “Place a Hold” again after confirming your email address.

How to cancel a hold

  1. Sign into your account
  2. Click the “Holds” link.
  3. Click the “Options” button.
  4. Select the “Remove hold” option.

How to change your holds email address

  1. Sign into your account.
  2. Click the “Holds” link.
  3. Click the “Options” button.
  4. Select the “Edit email address” option
  5. Enter your new email address in both required fields.
  6. Click ‘Update’ to update your email address for the selected title.

Have a new library card number?

If you were issued a new library card number and need to transfer your eLibrary checkouts and holds to your new account, please contact us. Please include your old library card number in addition to your new library card number.