Books, music & more

Browse, Borrow and Go!

In keeping with our goal to prioritize the health and safety of our patrons and staff, the Scotch Plains Library Board of Trustees has decided to suspend in person visits to the library effective Monday, December 21, 2020.

Our contact free checkout services and online programming will continue, and our staff will remain available to assist you by phone or email during library hours. Please view our Updates & News page updates.

Bag of Books – Book Recommendations

Looking for something new to read? Fill out our Bag of Books form!

What’s New – New Books in the library!

Check out some of the new books we have available in the library!

Book Lists – Suggested Books

Antiracism Resources

View a list of recommended books and resources.

Spring has Spring

Our latest blog post features some book recommendations for little ones and screen free activities.

Woman’s History Month

Check out our lists of non-fiction & biography picture books and Middle Grade Books to celebrate National Women’s History Month.

Winter is here!

Featuring books for toddlers and preschoolers – plus screen free activities!

If you like…

Can’t get enough Raina Telgemeier or Mo Willems? Check out our new If you like… then, try these book lists!

Additional Book Lists

Electronic Books & Audiobooks

New Online Content
Check out new new digital on our eLibraryNJ/Libby account. Have a Scotch Plains card and want to make requests? Fill out our online form.

eLibraryNJOverdrive & Libby
Overdrive & Libby are the platforms used to download eBook and eAudiobook. The titles are a collection provided by libraries in central NJ, offering thousands of popular fiction and non-fiction titles. Since April 2020, the Youth Services Department has been purchasing additional content for SPPL Library cardholders.

Accessing Libby
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Accessing Overdrive
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Free ebooks about Covid-19
Thank you to the New York City School Library System for compiling these free ebooks about COVID-19

Scholastic Databases
Access more of our resources and our Scholastic materials.

Tumblebooks A selection of animated ebooks for K-6th graders, including picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, and non-fiction selections.

World Book eBooks
Access a variety of ebooks with your library card – from non-fiction to classic titles!


Access your favorite magazines anytime, anywhere. Curl up and get comfortable. With Flipster you can read the latest issues of your favorite full-color magazines on your computer or mobile device.


A downloadable and stream-able music service from SPPL. All you need is your library card number for access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.


Kanopy Kids
Kanopy Kids is offering FREE unlimited access kids to quality educational content like Sesame Street, Arthur, and even benefit from language learning series. Free access will be available for a limited time – must use an adult library card to log on (for details on how to log in view our Streaming Video & Music page).