Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in-person library visits in Massachusetts are currently not possible. But eBooks and Online Resources are always available!
All residents of Massachusetts can use the Boston Public Library's electronic resources. Sign up for a BPL eCard to get started.
Unfortunately, in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, many libraries are closed to protect the public, staff, and volunteers. Delivery services have also shutdown as a precautionary measure, making inter-library loan impossible at this time. Please check our list of library closures or your library's website for updates on your local library's services.
You will not be charged overdue fines for any books or other materials that you have borrowed through the Commonwealth Catalog while Massachusetts libraries remain closed.
Yes, our libraries are closed. But you can still get thousands of eBooks, audio books, and streaming videos.
For research or genealogy, try the statewide, newspaper and encyclopedia databases — all available from home or office.