Click on the icons below to browse or search for electronic materials you can use or borrow using the number (barcode) on the back of your library card.
Are you looking for help creating an e-mail account, searching the library's databases, or downloading free e-books or audiobooks from the Digital Catalog? Periodically our reference staff may offer classes. Informal help is also available. Please bring your library card and your ereader or other device, plus any cables you use to connect the device to a computer. Call the reference desk at 508-393-5025 Ext 5 with any questions.
Downloadable audiobooks, ebooks and videos from C/W MARS
Commonwealth eBook Collections
Free digital content for all Massachusetts residents. Visitors can search all catalogs or choose between these two:
For bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction
For primary sources, historical documents, images, videos, and more
More E-Content from The Boston Public Library
Because it is the Library of the Commonwealth all Massachusetts residents are eligible for a free electronic library card at The Boston Public Library.
Why do you want a Boston Public Library e-card? Your e-card can be used to get:
- more and different Overdrive titles than available through C/WMARS, and additional ebook, e-audio and e-video platforms including magazines through Zinio and streaming video through Hoopla
- access to more and different databases, newspapers, and journals than available with your Northborough library card including JSTOR and LearnATest
How do you get a Boston Public Library e-card? Click on the registration form link on the Boston Public Library website and your eCard number will be emailed to you.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Over 20 full-text reference e-books accessible on your computer covering the arts, biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.
When you click on the icon below, you will be asked for the barcode number on the back of your library card. After you click "submit" , you will see the listing of reference ebooks available from Gale.