Free eBooks and Audiobooks

From Your Library:

Massachusetts libraries offer eBooks and Audiobooks through LEA, a program that makes eBooks and Audiobooks from libraries around the state available to you through the Libby app by OverDrive.

In addition to LEA,  any Massachusetts resident who has a BPL eCard have access to eBooks and comics through Hoopla, newspapers and magazines through PressReader, and audiobooks and magazines through RBDigital. All of these can be accessed through the BPL's website.

Once you borrow your eBooks and Audiobooks, you can start a digital book club with friends. Learn how to from Bustle.

Digital Public Library of America:

DPLA offers a collection of free eBooks to download through their Open Bookshelf program.

Free For Now:


Access to comics and graphic novels is free to Massachusetts residents through August 31, 2020.

BiblioBoard Comics Collection


TumbleBooks has granted free temporary statewide access to their eBook and audiobook collections. Access will be available until August 31, 2020. The login credentials for all of the collections are:

Username: matumbles

Password: trial

TumbleBookLibrary - K-6 children's eBook database

TumbleMath - K-6 math eBook database

TeenBookCloud - gr 7-12 ebook database

AudioBookCloud - all ages audiobook database

RomanceBookCloud - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!


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