Patrons of the Great Barrington Libraries have access to thousands of electronic resources. Fiction and non-fiction eBooks, including current bestsellers, can be found at both the C/W Mars Digital Catalog and Axis 360.
Historical documents and images, as well as indie books, Dark Horse comics, and numerous “Books for Dummies” titles are available at BiblioBoard, while academic and professional e-book titles are available from EBL (Ebook Library).
A smaller selection of audiobooks is also available from C/W Mars and Axis360 for some devices with sound capability.
Please note that: (1) not all digital resources are compatible with all devices, (2) the availability of magazines for Nook devices through C/W Mars will expire in the very near future, and (3) you will need your library card number to check out these materials.
Kindle Kindle Fire Nook iPad/iPhone Android PC Mac
The following links will redirect your browser to the associated eBook resource:
C/W Mars eBook Catalog (“Overdrive”) (works with Kindle, Fire, Nook, iPad/iPhone, Android, PC and Mac)
Beginning in early 2017, C/W Mars introduced a new app for Android and iOS called “Libby”. Libby provides a much more intuitive interface than the previous method of downloading books and audiobooks from Overdrive and items are easier to locate once downloaded. Libby for iPhone and iPad can be downloaded from the App Store here and Libby for Android devices can be downloaded from the Google Play Store here. Note that, as an app, Libby isn’t available for use on PC or Mac.
For more info about Libby click here, and to watch a brief video, click here and scroll down a bit.
Tutorial for C/W Mars Overdrive:
C/W Mars Digital “How to” Videos
Axis 360 (works via app on iPad, iPhone, Android, and Fire and through browser on PC and Mac)
Tutorial for Axis 360:
Getting Setup with Axis 360
Tutorial for EBL:
Accessing EBL (use “C/W Mars” – the first “library” listed under the letter “C” – as your library when signing in to EBL, not Great Barrington Libraries)
Biblioboard (works via app on iPad, iPhone, Android, and Fire and through browser on PC and Mac)
Much of the digital content accessible to patrons requires downloading Adobe Digital Editions (“ADE”) and creating a free ADE account. Information about ADE is available here, and patrons can download ADE for iOS or Android here.
Tutorials for Biblioboard:
Further help resources are accessible by clicking on the “Additional Assistance” drop down tab below Digital Media on the main page. Patrons may also call Mason Library for further information and help with questions.