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C/WMARS Digital Collection - mobile access via the Libby or Overdrive  apps.
Both apps offer the same content from your library.
Libby allows readers to navigate and browse more easily across multiple libraries while you’re always one tap away from your loans. Libby is best for first time users, and provides a simple, yet elegant user experience for current and new users alike. Overdrive is best for the blind or others with vision impairment.
Search the whole C/WMARS DIGITAL collection here.
 
The first phase of the Reciprocal Lending Agreement for OverDrive is in place. You can now log in to other consortia with your CWMARS library card.
 
Besides being able to log into https://cwmars.overdrive.com/ ,
patrons can now also log into 
https://sails.overdrive.com/
https://ocln.overdrive.com/
https://minuteman.overdrive.com/
 
When you get to the log in page, you will see a box "SELECT YOUR LIBRARY FROM THE LIST BELOW". CWMARS patrons should choose "CWMARS Patrons" from the list. After you do this, the box to enter your barcode will appear.
 
This process is the same regardless of which consortium you are logging into.
 
There is no "single sign on". Patrons have to sign into each library system separately.
 
You can borrow materials from the other consortia. The loan periods are subject to the local rules of that consortium and not to the rules of CWMARS.
 
You can place holds on materials in other consortia. In fulfilling holds, the system will always give preference to cardholders of that consortium (as opposed to cardholders from outside the consortium). A CWMARS cardholder placing a hold in the Minuteman collection, for example, will always have her hold ranked lower than Minuteman cardholders holds on the same title.

Boston Public Library Resources – register for a BPL E-CARD (certain age and residency criteria must be met) to access an added wealth of resources including:
  •  An expanded collection of Overdrive titles, research databases, digital magazines through rbDigital, and streaming media through Hoopla 
Massachusetts Digital Commonwealth Catalog
  • This site provides access to photographs, manuscripts, books, audio recordings, and other materials of historical interest that have been digitized and made available by members of Digital Commonwealth, a statewide consortium of libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies from across Massachusetts.
rbDigital's AcornTV - This service is ONLY available for Meekins Library Card holders with barcodes beginning 27425000
  • Acorn TV brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond to library patrons through a streaming video service to any web-connected device. Click for more help.
Free e-Books:
Project Gutenberg
Google Books