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eBooks for Everyone
Just as we do with print materials, Massachusetts Libraries are committed to providing equal access to digital content for all Massachusetts residents. However, with so many different eformats, restrictions and devices used (iPads, Kindles, Nooks), right now we don’t have one seamless way for you to easily access what you’re looking for. But, we’re working on it. In the meantime, we’ve provided the following ways for you to get eBooks.
Boston Public Library
As the Library for the Commonwealth, the Boston Public Library (BPL) serves residents throughout Massachusetts. BPL has amassed a large collection of eBooks including some of the most popular titles. To access them, you will just need an eCard. Here's how to get an eCard or go directly to BPL's great collection.
NEW! Commonwealth eBook Collections Beta
Libraries that have joined Commonwealth eBook Collections are working together to help solve the eBook access challenge. These libraries provide their patrons access to a new collection of eBooks that include many academic titles and self-published materials as well as popular fiction titles. .
Network eBook Collections
Automated library networks use funding from their member libraries to purchase eBooks that can be used by patrons in a specific network. For example a patron of Woburn Public Library has access to eBooks through the Minuteman Network, but can’t get eBooks from any other network. Here's a map that will show you the network locations. Use the links below to go directly to your network’s eBook Collection