By using your library card, you can access free digital content, including ebooks, audiobooks, and videos! You can browse, download, and read eBooks and listen to audiobooks to your heart's content on your your iPhone (and other iOS devices), Android device, or computer.
Using the CW MARS 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 CW MARS Digital Catalog. Magazines are available too! You can browse, download, and read ebooks, audiobooks, or magazines to your heart's content on your prefered device. The Libby app is available for download to your tablet, phone, or e-reader.
Libby is the one-tap reading app for borrowing digital books, audiobooks, and magazines. It is available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, and Chromebook.
To get started:
1. Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.
2. Click Search for a Library.
3. Type in CW MARS and select it from the list.
4. Click Sign In With My Card.
5. Enter your CWMARS library card number (without spaces) and password or pin.
6. Click Sign In then Next.
Search the CW MARS Digital Catalog for items you want to borrow.
Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically so you can read or listen to them when you’re offline.
From your Shelf, you can tap Open in Libby, Read With Kindle, or Open Audiobook to open a title.
If you have questions, visit Libby's Help page. The staff at Beaman Library are also happy to help you too!
Boston Public Library's eCard
Massachusetts residents can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard via the web! BPL eCards are virtual library cards that grant 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.
TumbleBooks is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks! All books are available with unlimited access, all of the time, from any device with an internet connection. The read-along format combines the flexibility of an eBook with full-length professional narration and highlighted text so you can follow along. A growing collection of school related titles such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby and Shakespeare's works give middle and high school students a wide variety of options to choose from.