E-BOOKS & DIGITAL MEDIA
*NOTICE: As of December 2022, OverDrive will no longer be operable. OverDrive users are encouraged to transition to Libby. Please contact the library if you need assistance.*
Borrow e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and video with OverDrive, which powers the C/W MARS digital catalog.
You can access the digital catalog in a web browser at cwmars.overdrive.com or by downloading the app on your tablet, e-reader, or smartphone.
You will need you C/W MARS library card number and account password to sign in and start borrowing.
Devices & Platforms
Borrow e-books, audiobooks, and magazines with Libby, the new app from OverDrive.
Use Libby in a web browser at libbyapp.com or download the Libby app on iOS and Android devices.
You will need your C/W MARS library card number and account password to sign in and start borrowing.
Libby is not available on Amazon/Kindle devices. However, you can send books to your Amazon/Kindle device from the Libby app on your phone or other handheld device.
Boston Public Library
BPL eCards are available to anyone who lives, resides part-time to attend school, owns property, or works in Massachusetts.
Hoopla Digital from BPL
Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, TV shows, e-books, and comics for free on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or TV. Content can be streamed immediately or temporarily downloaded to your device for offline use.
You can check out up to ten items from Hoopla per calendar month. Movies and TV shows can be borrowed for seventy-two hours, music albums for seven days, and e-books and comics for twenty-one days.
Hoopla can be used in a web browser at hoopladigital.com or with its app on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. You will need your Boston Public Library e-card number and an email address to get started.
Kanopy from BPL
Kanopy is a video streaming service that allows you to stream movies and documentaries for free on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or TV. Browse Kanopy’s collection of over 30,000 videos and stream ad-free content immediately.
You can watch up to four titles through Kanopy per calendar month. *For the duration of the Boston Public Library’s COVID-related closure, users will be able to watch eight titles per month. *
Kanopy can be used in a web browser at boston.kanopy.com or with its app on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. Kanopy also offers apps for TV devices, such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and more. To create a Kanopy account and start watching, you will need your Boston Public Library e-card number and an email address.