eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Videos

We can help you with downloading free eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos and eMagazines. Call the Adult Services desk at 508-393-5025 Ext 5 with your questions. Or, bring your library card,  ereader or other device to the library for assistance.

Downloadable eAudiobooks, eBooks and Videos can be found in the C/W MARS Digital Catalog.
New users: in order to download eAudiobooks, eBooks, and videos from the C/W MARS Digital Catalog, you will need to install the Libby app on your device (smartphone, tablet, or desktop). Libby is designed to make borrowing and enjoying eBooks and Eaudiobooks from your library easy.  Get help downloading Libby 

Note: if you already have the Overdrive application installed on your device and have previously borrowed eBooks or eAudiobooks from the C/W MARS Digital Catalog using Overdrive, this guide will help you with questions related to Overdrive.

The Commonwealth eBook Collections will transition to the Overdrive Platform on July 1st
A notice to Current users: access to Axis 360, BiblioBoard and Ebook Central will end on June 30th.  This includes all books currently checked out, and any holds pending on your account.  On July 1st, you will be able to search, check out, and place holds on ebooks in the Commonwealth Catalog through the Overdrive platform.  Please click here for more information on this transition.
The Commonwealth eBook collecion offers free digital content for all Massachusetts residents.  Search all catalogs or choose between these three:
For all popular reading titles, including bestselling fiction and nonfiction


For primary sources, historical documents, images, videos, graphic novels, comic books and more, including self-published ebooks from Massachusetts authors.
Proquest Ebook Central Resources to help with academic research as well as personal interests. To log in to Ebook Central, select Northborough as your library.

Get the all-in-one RB Digital app free from your app store for more digital content with your Northborough Library card.  Read or listen to books and magazines on your smartphone, eReader or tablet. Select the "Explore" button from the main menu to see all the titles available to you.

eResources from The Boston Public Library

Because it is the Library of the Commonwealth all Massachusetts residents are eligible for a free electronic library card at The Boston Public Library.

Why do you want a Boston Public Library eCard?  Your eCard can be used to get:
  • more and different Overdrive titles than available through C/WMARS, and additional eBook, eAudio and eVideo platforms including magazines through RB Digital and streaming video through Hoopla



How do you get a Boston Public Library eCard?  Click on the registration form link on the Boston Public Library website and your eCard number will be emailed to you.