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LEA is an innovative way for library users to gain free access to more eBooks and audiobooks. LEA makes it possible for you to borrow eContent from all Library Networks in Massachusetts regardless of where your home library is.

With LEA, you can access eBooks, audiobooks, and more from libraries across the Commonwealth using your phone, tablet, or eReader. Using it is easy:

1. Install the Libby app from your device's app store.

2. Open the app and follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card.

3. Browse your library's collection and borrow a title.

4. Don't see the title your looking for in your library's collection? Use your library card to sign in to another Library Network and find it there. For more information, visit the step by step instructions created by the SAILS network.

Use these instructions for tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks, and devices running Android 4.4 or higher, iOS 9 or higher, Windows 10. For nook Color and Kindle Fire, please use the OverDrive app.


Frequently Asked Questions about LEA

We want all residents to have full and equal access to all library resources. But when it comes to eBooks and audiobooks, things are more complicated. Learn more here.

LEA is brought to you by the Massachusetts Automated Library Networks, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, and your local library; funded in part by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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