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Check out our playlist of quick guides on how to access the many free online resources provided to the Elizabeth community!




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Our Digital Resources


Free downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks with your library card.


Access digital music, ebooks, audiobooks, movies, comics, and television from home, with currently more than 400,000 titles available. All without having to place a hold or wait for a title.

Full-color digital magazines for reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.
Personalized homework help in all core subjects, preparation for SAT, GED, Citizenship, and career exams, essay writing and resume help, and more. Live tutors are available every day from 2:00pm to 11:00pm EDT.

Animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks take existing picture books, add animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration.

Rosetta Stone

Learn a new language using the award-winning interactive immersion method that's now is accessible anywhere, anytime.

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources including local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Ancestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today.  It includes American census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from other areas of the world! 
For remote access to library edition, you must use your Elizabeth Public Library card number and PIN to log into your account here, then select the Ancestry icon. The Elizabeth Daily Journal Archive – Currently covers January 10, 1872 through January, 27,1922. The database is continuously updated as more issues of the newspaper are digitized.
For online access to Barron's, please send an email to and login information will be provided.

You can access the Barron's app here.

Lessonface offers weekly, drop-in, live online music classes for FREE! Now enrolling for Elizabeth Public Library patrons of all ages. Classes include guitar, piano, Spanish music, Italian lessons, ear training, and beat boxing! 

Funded by the Union County Local Arts Program.

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