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Finding eBooks: Public Libraries

If you currently have a public library card you can access the library's eResources remotely.   You will need your public library card to use its services. If you need help accessing your public library, select the region that corresponds to your home town. If you live outside of Massachusetts, your local public library may have similar resources. Check them out. 

Boston Public eCard

If you don't have a public library card, or your local public library doesn't offer eBooks, there is still a way you can obtain access to OverDrive so long as you are a faculty, staff, or student of Stonehill College. To get started, you'll need to apply for a BPL eCard.  After you have successfully entered your information, you will receive an email with your eCard number with instructions to login.

Massachusetts Library Networks' E-Book & Audiobook Catalogs

After determining your public library's network, you can use the corresponding links below to access their e-book and audiobook catalogs.  For any specific questions, you will want to contact your public library. 

Why Can't I get the Book Now?

Sometimes you may see that a library owns a title, yet it has a waiting list.  In theory, you should be able to download and access the title, right?  If only it was that simple... Libraries actually pay a fee per title to lend to one patron.  Although many libraries strive to offer many copies of popular titles, there may still be waiting lists.  Since electronic media is automatically returned (there are no overdue electronic titles), it is sometimes best to be patient.  When your title becomes available, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download your requested title.

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