Libby (formerly Overdrive)
(C/W MARS) Download the Libby app for audios, ebooks, and videos. Have your C/W MARS library card number handy. Questions: try Libby/Overdrive help or come by the library. Made possible by the C/W MARS library network.
CW MARS library cardholders can now borrow eBooks and digital audiobooks from several library systems* across Massachusetts!
In the Libby app (see above), you can add another library system (such as the Boston Public Library) using “Add a Library” under the Libby menu in the top right corner. You can then search for, borrow, and place holds on that library’s digital items. Though you have to add and search each library system separately, all your holds and borrowed items will show up together in your digital catalog account. From the Digital Catalog website, follow the link to “Partner libraries” at the top to visit these collections and borrow or place holds on items.
Hoopla (Dickinson Memorial Library)
Instantly borrow digital movies, music, ebooks, audios and comicbooks. Dickinson Memorial Library cardholders may borrow 5 a month.
Kanopy (Dickinson Memorial Library)
Over 30,000 award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Dickinson Memorial Library cardholders may borrow 5 a month.
RB Digital. (Dickinson Memorial Library) We’ve partnered with RBDigital to offer two of their popular services: Acorn TV and Stingray Qello Concerts on video. Once a service is borrowed the patron has unlimited access to that resource for seven days.To get started create your RB Digital account by registering with your email, library barcode number and PIN. You will create your own username and password.
Helpful Hints: To explore availability go to AcornTV.com or Qello.com and then go back to the RB Digital app to borrow from the library. (RB Digital assures us they are working to streamline this.)
With a Boston Public Library e-card residents have access to a broad selections on online resources.
Register for a Boston Public Library ecard.
Use your e-card to login into BPL’s e-collections as well as BPL’s skill building and workplace development resources. Resources available to e-card holders include Lynda.com, test prep with Learning Express Library, learning new languages with Mango and creating resumes with Career Transitions. Check out these and more online resources.
As the Library for the Commonwealth, the Boston Public Library is able to offer free digitization services to cultural institutions across Massachusetts. These treasures are then shared online in partnership with Digital Commonwealth. THE COMMONWEALTH CATALOG DELIVERIES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL THE FALL
MORE DIGITAL RESOURCES
Project Gutenberg: Free ebook downloads.
Open Library: The World’s classic literature at your fingertips. Over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available
Internet Archives – Audio Archives: This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings: Every two weeks a free music download from the popular online collection Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries.