Mercer County Library patrons have access to digital movies, music, magazines, books, articles, reference sources, business directories and more - 24/7!
How to Use our Virtual Branch
What You Can Access
Online versions of print books that your library has either purchased with a perpetual license or via an annual subscription. If you need help, please take a look at the eBooks User Guide, provided by EBSCOhost.
eLibraryNJ Overdrive and Libby
Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Provided by libraries in central New Jersey (formerly ListenNJ).
November 1, 2019 Update
eLibraryNJ will no longer purchase eBooks published by Macmillan and its subsidiaries. This is due to the restrictions Macmillan has placed on eBook purchases by libraries. You can learn more about these restrictions at eBooksForAll.org.
Flipster®, the next-gen digital newsstand now offers content across all of your favorite devices. With access to the top magazines combined with an easy to use interface, Flipster offers users a unique reading experience that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.
- Online and offline viewing Flipster can be accessed online using a computer or mobile device. Offline viewing is available via the Flipster app for iPads, Android tablets, and Kindle Fire tablets.
- Search and browse Search by title and keyword or browse by category. Issues can also be accessed from the Latest Issues and All Issues carousels on the home screen.
- Current and back issue availability The most recent issue of a magazine title will be available on Flipster. To access back issues, open the most recent issue using your computer or mobile device and look for ‘All Issues’ in the right hand column on your computer or for ‘All Issues’ in the menu on your mobile device.
Freegal® is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and possibly a PIN if your library utilizes them. Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries.
Full Text Finder
The magazine and journal holdings (paper copies; microfilm; electronic versions) of the Mercer County Library System.
hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.
December 10, 2019 UpdateOur hoopla digital library service will begin requiring a PIN to access your account. The PIN is the same as the one you use to access your library account and should be the last four digits of your phone number. In order to update your hoopla account, you must update the app on your device or your account on the hoopla website. The guides below were created by hoopla to help you update your account. Please review procedures and update your account to continuing using the hoopla service.
If you do not know your PIN or have any other questions, you may ask a staff member for help at any of our branches or fill out our support form.
Our Online Databases
Other databases and online resources available through Mercer County Library.
While we are closed for COVID-19, our museum passes are unavailable. However, that doesn't mean you need to stop attending museums! Here are some links for virtual tours and plays.
Our Youtube Channel
Original videos of storytimes, music, and more straight from our librarians!