Digital Media

Did you know you can access digital library collections from home?  This includes eBooks, Audiobooks & Magazines.

What’s great about downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines? 

They return themselves: no overdue fines ever!  You can place titles on hold and be notified when they become available!  Once downloaded to your device you can read and enjoy whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you!

Literally thousands of ebooks and audiobooks, as well as popular magazines, can be downloaded to your home computer or personal mobile devices.

Here’s how:

1.  Visit the Overdrive collection of materials available at

https://cwmars.overdrive.com/

2.  Download the appropriate app (it’s free!) from your app store.

3.  In most cases this is Libby (Apple/Google Play).

4.  Follow prompts in the app to select your library (CW MARS) and enter your library card number.

5.  Browse the collection where you have options for limiting to a specific format, language, audience, genre. Borrow one or more titles of interest.

6.  Download the borrowed title to your device so you can read whenever it’s convenient! Note: once you have borrowed a title, you can send it to a Kindle as well.

From your Shelf, click Read With and then select Kindle.

Need additional guidance?  See https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/home.htm or contact Mason Library at 528-2403. You can also email us at masonramsdell@gmail.com 

We also have free access to Audiobook Cloud and Romance Book Cloud until August 31, 2020.  These can be used online via a web browser and do not have a downloadable app. (Thank you to TumbleBooks for making this possible.)

NEW!

We are happy to provide two new digital services for our patrons: Niche Academy and RB Digital.

Niche Academy is an online learning platform where we can provide our patrons with tutorials and lectures.  These range from How To videos to some of our own virtual events that have taken place.

RB Digital is currently set up to offer our patrons digital magazines and we will soon be expanding to offer video including Acorn TV!  You will need your library card number and to create an account.  There is also an app that can be downloaded to your phone or tablet (Apple/Google Play).

Magazine issues can be borrowed, downloaded, and read on your workstation or device. Your checkout includes the complete issue: all articles, features, and ads formatting just as in the print issue. And you can retain the issue in your RBdigital account.

When you check out an issue you are also offered the option to Automatically checkout the next issue. Activate that and you have a free subscription to the magazine!

Newspaper Access

Patrons can access the New York Times and the Boston Globe from home!  Pictures are not included.

If you are a Massachusetts resident, you can also  sign up for a Boston Public Library BPL eCard.

BPL Overdrive Books & Audiobooks 

In the Libby app you previously downloaded (Apple/Google Play), use the Add A Library feature to  add Boston Public Library as available collection.

You will be prompted to add your new BPL eCard number.  Start searching and borrowing titles  from the BPL collection.

What’s great about BPL Overdrive books & audiobooks?

It provides you access to an even larger collection of Overdrive materials. It uses the same Libby app.  As always with downloadable content, the titles return themselves: no overdue worries!

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RBdigital Magazine & Audiobook Collection

Go to the RB Digital website https://bostonma.rbdigital.com/home and create a free account, using your email address, BPL eCard, and a password you create.

From your app store download the free RB Digital app for reading on a mobile device (Apple/Google Play).  Browse popular magazines and audiobooks and  borrow!

What’s great about the RBdigital Magazine & Audiobook Collection?

Magazine issues can be borrowed, downloaded, and read on your workstation or device. Your checkout includes the complete issue: all articles, features, and ads formatting just as in the print issue. And you can retain the issue in your RBdigital account.

When you check out an issue you are also offered the option to Automatically checkout the next issue. Activate that and you have a free subscription to the magazine!

RBdigital includes collections of new and always available audiobook format fiction and nonfiction.

Resources just for Kids

Overdrive/Libby has items for kids too! This goes for BPL’s Overdrive catalog as well. The above instructions will get you started.

Kids used to using the library computers will be happy to know that they can access the same games and content from home.  The links can be found here.

Thank you to TumbleBooks for providing free access to their resources until the end of August.  Links are below:

TumbleBooks (K-6 eBooks)

TumbleMath (K-6 Math eBooks)

Teen Book Cloud (eBooks and Audio)

Audiobook Cloud (both Children and Adult)

We will update this page with any other offerings that we are able to provide.