E-books and Audiobooks

Overdrive digital catalog: Through the library’s membership in the C/W MARS Network we have hundreds of free e-books and digital audiobooks from Overdrive for you to enjoy on your computer or handheld device.

Get started with OverDrive

Learn how to borrow e-books and audiobooks on your specific device. Can’t find your device below? Visit the OverDrive Help to see the complete list of supported devices.



Apple devices

Step-by-step Instructions for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch)

Video Tutorials for iOS devices

Step-by-step instructions for iPod (not touch)


Kindle

Step-by-step Instructions for Kindle devices

Video Tutorials for Kindle devices

Video Tutorials for Kindle Reading app on all other devices




PC

Step-by-step instructions for Windows computer

Step-by-step instructions for Windows 8 and RT

Video Tutorials for Windows 8 and RT

Commonwealth eBook Collection

On June 30, 2018 access to the Commonwealth eBook Collection (Axis 360, Biblioboard, eBook Central) ended. The program transitioned to a shared OverDrive platform led by the Massachusetts library networks. As networks join their content becomes available to share with other Massachusetts library patrons. Currently, CLAMS, CW MARS, Minuteman, NOBLE, OCLN and SAILS library networks are participating.
OverDrive RLA allows CW MARS public library cardholders access to OverDrive resources at the other Massachusetts Networks. Patrons are able to search the other network collections and place holds just as they do on CW MARS content.

There are three main ways to access OverDrive RLA content:

  • the Libby app
  • the OverDrive app
  • the OverDrive website

Click on name of another network to be taken to their OverDrive Collection. The direct links are:

If you have any questions about this service please contact our Reference Department at 508-624-6992 or email us at marlboroughreference@cwmars.org

Boston Public Library-ECard

The Boston Public Library eCard gives you instant access to thousands of ebooks, movies, audio files, magazines, research databases and more.  To register for an eCard, you must meet one of the following criteria and You must be an individual age 13 or older:

  • You reside permanently in Massachusetts
  • You live in-state for part of the year to attend school
  • You commute to a Massachusetts employer on a sustained and regular basis
  • You own property in Massachusetts

*Please see the Boston Public Library website for more details*