Books and Audiobooks

Hoopla

Hoopla instantly delivers thousands of free movies, television shows, music and audiobooks from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers for streaming on your computer or for temporary download to smartphones, tablets, and Apple TV. All you need is your valid Ocean City library card. Get the iOS app or the Android app.

On a phone or tablet? Download the app here:     Hoopla for iOS     Hoopla for Android

OverDrive - Ocean City

OverDrive offers thousands of eBooks and audiobooks for streaming or download to your phone, tablet, computer, and Kindle. From the newest bestsellers to classic favorites, there's something for everyone. Suggest titles, renew your favorites, create wishlists-- it's like visiting the Ocean City Free Public Library without leaving home!

On a phone or tablet? Download the app here:     OverDrive for iOS     OverDrive for Android

OverDrive - South Jersey

The OCFPL is a member of local libraries that share a combined OverDrive website for eBooks and audiobooks. This site has a large selection of older eBooks and audiobooks and can be great if you're reading your way through a series. If you'd like to put in a request or are looking for new titles and bestsellers, please use the OverDrive -- Ocean City site (above). We specifically manage OverDrive -- Ocean City for our OCFPL patrons. 

RBDigital Audiobooks

Over 35,000 titles published by Recorded Books, as well as tens of thousands of premium audiobooks from other major publishers.

On a phone or tablet? Download the app here:     RBdigital for iOS     RBdigital for Android

Kids and Teens

Capstone Interactive eBooks

Capstone Interactive features nearly 5000 titles. These interactive titles are just the ticket for emergent, struggling, reluctant, and ELL readers! High-interest text combine with text-highlighting, read-aloud features, and stellar book design to make reading a successful experience for every reader.

PebbleGo

PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.

Tumble Books

TumbleBooks has over 1100 titles for grades K-6 and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, graphic novels, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. 

World Book Online

The premier reference website developed especially for young students. It features an intuitive user interface, thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.
 
Key features:

  • World of Animals: Fun and easy-to-use tool to help kids research their favorite animals.
  • Hands-on science projects and experiments cater to many different levels and interests.
  • Correlations to Common Core, state, and provincial standards.
  • Suggested for younger elementary school students.

Magazines and Newspapers

Access World News

This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international levels. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts, and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities, and people. Content is easily searched and sorted through an intuitive, map-based interface.

Search Shortcuts:

  • Star-Ledger Collection
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Collection
  • USA - New Jersey
  • World
  • USA
  • Major Metro Titles
  • Press of Atlantic City, The (NJ)
  • Record, The (Hackensack, NJ)
  • Access Business News
  • Press of Atlantic City Collection
  • America's News Magazines

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

Content Includes:

  • More than 60 full-text national (U.S.) and international newspapers
  • More than 300 full-text regional (U.S.) newspapers

Ocean City Newspaper Archive

(In-Library Use)

The Ocean City Free Public Library Newspaper archive is now only available as in-library-access only, similar to many of our other online databases. These changes have been put in place due to copyright restrictions.

The content has remained the same, with access to:

  • Daily Sentinel
  • Daily Reporter
  • Ledger
  • Ocean City News
  • Ocean City Sentinel
  • Cape May County Gazette
  • Somers Point Herald
  • Ocean City Sentinel Ledger

RBdigital Magazines

Read magazines on the computer or on iPad, iPhone, Android devices and on Kindle Fire. No wait, no limit! Keep magazine issues as long as you’d like.

50+ popular titles to choose from including Men’s Journal, Clean Eating, Shape, Better Homes & Gardens, Food Network, ESPN, HGTV, Cloth Paper Scissors, Us Weekly, Woman’s World, Esquire, Highlights, Cricket, National Geographic, Kiplinger’s, Newsweek, OK, MacWorld, PCWorld, and many more! Set up email alerts for the latest issues of your favorite titles and search for specific articles within the collection.

To use the app: Search the app store for RBdigital. Download and open app. To create an account within the app: Screen 1: Select country (USA is at the top of the list) Screen 2: Select "Zinio Value Collection..." under "Select State" THEN scroll down to "New Jersey--Ocean City Free Public Library." Follow prompts to create username and password.  If you already have an RBdigital account follow prompts to sign in with your email and password. 

To create an account online: Click on the link to the RB Digital Magazines website, select “create new account” in the upper-right corner, insert library card number and follow the prompts to create a username (your email) and a password. Open app and tap "Login" to enter username (email) and password. 

On a phone or tablet? Download the app here:     RBdigital for iOS     RBdigital for Android

US Newsstream

US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. For academic and public libraries, US Newsstream offers exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and co-exclusive access (with Factiva) to The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform.

Music

Freegal Music

Freegal Music offers ad-free streaming & downloadable music, featuring millions of songs from thousands of record labels, including Sony Music Entertainment. Up to 3 hours of streaming and 5 downloads per week.

On a phone or tablet? Download the app here:     Freegal for iOS     Freegal for Android

Hoopla

Hoopla instantly delivers thousands of free movies, television shows, music and audiobooks from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers for streaming on your computer or for temporary download to smartphones, tablets, and Apple TV. All you need is your valid Ocean City library card. Get the iOS app or the Android app. 

On a phone or tablet? Download the app here:     Hoopla for iOS     Hoopla for Android

Video

Access Videos On Demand

Access Video On Demand features more than 13,000 videos and 207,000 video segments in eight comprehensive collections—available individually or bundled for value, coverage, and convenience. New videos are added every year.

Hoonuit

A video-based how-to training resource, Hoonuit opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

Highlights:

  • All the latest offerings — Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more
  • Valuable job training — Improve job skills with in-depth training on Excel and Photoshop, or learn valuable social media techniques with tutorials on Twitter, blogging, and podcasting
  • Mobile training — Learn how to use mobile products such as the iPhone and iPad
  • Access anywhere — Watch videos at the library or remotely from home
  • ADA Accessibility — All videos are closed captioned Accessibility Statement

Hoopla

Hoopla instantly delivers thousands of free movies, television shows, music and audiobooks from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers for streaming on your computer or for temporary download to smartphones, tablets, and Apple TV. All you need is your valid Ocean City library card. Get the iOS app or the Android app.

On a phone or tablet? Download the app here:     Hoopla for iOS   Hoopla for Android