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)


Step-by-step Instructions for Kindle devices

Video Tutorials for Kindle devices

Video Tutorials for Kindle Reading app on all other devices


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

Commonwealth eBook Collection Catalog: Borrow items from three different eBook lenders ranging from primary resources, to homework and hobbies, to national bestsellers! Discover the strengths of each of the three resources below:

Axis 360

Look for bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction at Axis 360 from Baker & Taylor


Find primary sources, historical documents, images, video and so much more from the collection at BiblioBoard


Discover items to help with academic research as well as personal interests, from cooking to gardening at EBL

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*