Online e-books and Media

//Online e-books and Media
Online e-books and Media2018-10-15T14:32:55+00:00

Various sources are available to the Lenox Library patron for eBooks, digital audiobooks, and other digital media, to be used by a spectrum of personal devices. Some sources require the use of your C/W MARS library card, while others are available to you by applying for a Boston Public Library e-card.

Use your C/W MARS card (includes Lenox Library) for


With Overdrive, you can browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader. Many borrowed eBooks, audiobooks and more can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free OverDrive app for mobile devices. Digital titles can also be enjoyed on tablets and eReader devices such as the iPad®, NOOK®, and Kindle® [U.S. Libraries only].

Looking for more content? Browse and borrow from collections at other Massachusetts Networks through the new OverDrive Reciprocal Lending Arrangement (RLA). OverDrive RLA allows CW MARS public library cardholders access to OverDrive resources at neighboring CLAMS, Minuteman Library Network, NOBLE, OCLN and SAILS Library Networks.  You are able to search the other network collections and place holds just as you do on content in the CW MARS OverDrive collection.

Links to Shared OverDrive Collections:

Provided by the C/W MARS library network

These resources are provided by the Boston Public Library. Individuals who live in, own property in, or commute to work in Massachusetts may register for an eCard. (And if you’re in Boston, you may register for a full-fledged library card, which will give you access to even more resources)

See the overview of electronic collections here

Hoopla Streaming Media
Hoopla is a service that partners with your local public library to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, and audiobook titles for free. There are no costs or hassles. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet.
Hoopla Help

Overdrive (Boston Public Library)
Borrow downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from the Boston Public Library. While there’s some overlap with the CWMARS collection, there are items unique to each catalog.
BPL Overdrive Help

Zinio Digital Magazines
Check out current issues of popular magazines in English or Spanish to read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Zinio Help

You don’t need any card at all for the following:

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. [Includes local history material from the Lenox Library and the Lenox Historical Society]

Open Library
One web page for every book ever published. The World’s classic literature at your fingertips. Over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available. Open Library account holders can borrow an eBook from the growing collection of mainly 20th Century titles available now. Each title can be borrowed by one patron at once, and you can read it in a web browser or in Adobe Digital Editions as a PDF or ePub.

Project Gutenberg offers over 53,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. As the first electronic book resource, Project Gutenberg was started by Michael Hart in 1971 with the digitization of the United States Declaration of Independence.