Ebooks and digital Resources
Announcing the National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
EBOOKS, AUDIO e-BOOKS, AND Videos
CWMars Digital Collection
Your privacy is important to us. We now require your password/pin along with your library card number to access the CW MARS OverDrive collection. Use the same credentials as your CW MARS account login. For assistance, contact your local library or visit the My Account help
Download ebooks, audio ebooks, and videos from the CW-MARS Digital Catalog. To browse magazines, go to the Overdrive Magazine Room.
To access the collection on your mobile device, install Libby (preferred) or Overdrive (for visually impaired or multi-lingual users, or if you wish to stream video).
Libby is available on iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft
- C/W MARS is at https://cwmars.overdrive.com/
- SAILS network is at https://sails.overdrive.com/
- Merrimack Valley Library Consortium is at https://www.mvlc.org
- MINUTEMAN NETWORK at https://minuteman.overdrive.com/
- CLAMS network at https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/
- Old Colony Library Network is at https://ocln.overdrive.com/
- NOBLE, the North of Boston Library Exchange at https://noble.overdrive.com/
- BOSTON at https://bpl.overdrive.com/
Tumblebooks(available through August 31, 2020)
Tumblebooks provides unlimited ebook access. There are no holds, waitlists, or checkout limits. Read as much as you want, where you want, when you want!
Tumblebook Library - ebooks for grades K-6
Tumblemath - math ebooks and learning activities for grades K-6
TeenBookCloud - ebooks for grades 7-12
AudioBookCloud - audiobooks for all ages, including adults
RomanceBookCloud - collection of romance ebooks
New E-BOOK HOLDS policy
If you are notified that an e-book you put on hold is available, but you aren’t ready to read it, you can suspend the hold and not lose your place in line. No more auto-checkout!.
When you are notified that a hold is available, you have three days to borrow the title, or to suspend the hold and keep your place in line. If you do nothing, you will automatically be given a one-time seven day hold.
The Library no longer subscribes to a language database, but patrons rave about
Duolingo, where you can learn a language for free. They even have unusual languages, like Czech and Welsh!
See the info below to sign up for a Boston Public Library e-card, which allows you access to Mango Languages, another great site.
GET A BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ECARD
The Boston Public Library eCard gives you instant access to thousands of ebooks, movies, audio files, magazines and more.
Also, any Massachusetts resident (with proof) can get a "real" Boston Public Library card by visiting the Kenmore Square library. You can use that card to borrow materials and even more museum passes!
Magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopedia for all ages Access to thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers (including New York Times 1985+ and Boston Globe 1980+), Encyclopaedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History, newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12 resources and electronic reference books.
Search a total of 266 Boston Metro news sources including full-color image editions of the Boston Herald, Fitchburg Sentinel, Cape Cod Times and Worcester Telegram and Gazette. This extensive collection is available in the library and remotely with your library card on an easy-to-use mobile responsive interface. Includes easy citation tools, article sharing and email capability for your convenience.
Global Food Culture and Recipes
With A to Z World Food you can explore recipes & food culture by country, or browse categories by recipes, food culture, and ingredients. Search reference topics such as beer, coffee, cooking conversions, and food quotes to learn more.