As the Covid-19 crisis continues and more people are staying home, cultural institutions, nonprofits, and companies are making resources free for all to access. We have collected some of these for Massachusetts residents to use.


The following resources are a mix of what libraries always provide for free, and  new resources that are free for now. To gain access to what is available through libraries, you will need a library card. If you currently do not have one, but you live or work in Massachusetts, you can sign up for a BPL eCard which will allow you to use all of their online resources. You can sign up for an eCard on the BPL website.

The Automated Library Networks in Massachusetts also offer online eCards to access digital resources.

There are even more online resources available to you through your local library's website. You can find your local library through the library directory.

Start Exploring:

Storytimes and Activities for Kids

eBooks and Audiobooks





Staying Active



Choose a library near you to find hours, directions, your catalog, and more local resources.
Enter a library name, part of a name, or a city or town in Massachusetts (e.g., Forbes Library or Northampton) or a zip code.


Go Electronic!

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.