Using the CWMARS Digital Catalog

Your library card and software provided by Overdrive give you access to free digital content! Libraries throughout Central and Western Massachusetts have contributed eBook and Audiobook content to the CWMARS Digital Catalog. And now magazines are available too! You can browse, download and read eBooks, audiobooks or magazines to your heart's content on your prefered device.  The Overdrive App is available for download to your tablet, phone or e-reader. 

Getting Started with OverDrive

The process of downloading eBooks and audiobooks varies by device. Learn how to download to your particular device by following these steps:

1. View the Get Started video.
2. Download the OverDrive App for your device.
3. With your library card in hand, search the CWMARS Digital Catalog for an item you would like to download and follow the procedure for your device.
4. Need help? Visit OverDrive's eBook Help or Audiobook Help pages for more details.

LibbyMeet Libby, the new, one-tap reading app!

Photograph of an ereader on a desk

The Libby app is the new app for borrowing digital books and audiobooks.It is available for Android, iOS, and Windows 10.

To get started:

1.  Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.
2.  Open the app and find your library. You can search by library name, city, or zip code.
3.  Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title. When prompted, sign in. You’ll need a valid library card to complete this step.
4.  Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically so you can read them when you’re offline.

From your Shelf, you can:
• Tap Start Reading or Start Listening to open a title.
• Tap the cover image, then Send to Device to send a book to Kindle.

Boston Public Library's eCard

BPL ecard graphicMassachusetts residents can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard via the web! BPL eCards are virtual library cards that allow users immediate access to Boston Public Library's extensive electronic resources - from archaeology and genealogy to history and science, homework help, historical newspapers, downloadable audio, video, music, magazines and more!

For more information about eCards, please visit BPL's eCard FAQ














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