The Boston Public Library (BPL) also acts as the Library for the Commonwealth (LFC) and provides all Massachusetts residents with a Boston Public Library card for unrestricted borrowing privileges.
Residents who are far from Boston, however, or are unable to travel to Boston, also have instant access to online services with a BPL eCard, including a broad selection of eBooks, electronic databases, downloadable audio books, music, video, and digital magazines.
The first thing you should do to access the BPL's Library for the Commonwealth online resources is register for an eCard. eCards are available to anyone who lives, resides part-time to attend school, owns property, or works in Massachusetts.
eCards expire every 2 years, but are renewable online. An eCard can be upgraded a physical BPL card with borrowing privileges by vising a BPL location with photo ID and proof of a Massachusetts address.
With your BPL eCard, you can access much of the BPL's online resources from the comforts of your own home. Simply go www.bpl.org/online-resources to view all of the available online resources to Massachusetts residents.
You can use your eCard to access the BPL's e-collections too! Read, listen, and watch by downloading media to your personal devices or stream online. Some of these services are also available with your CW MARS/Milford Town Library card, and can be used in conjunction with the BPL.
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