Boston Public Library E-Card

What is a Boston Public Library E-Card?

All Massachusetts residents are eligible for a Boston Public Library E-Card. This card gives you access to an array of online resources available through Boston Public Library.

 

 


How to Get a Card

You can register for a card online through the e-card portal: E-Card Registration.  More details can be found here: BPL E-Card FAQ.

For help registering for a card, stop by the 2nd floor reference desk or call 978-671-0948 ext. 4.


Boston Public Library E-Resources

A BPL e-card grants you access to a variety of online resources, including:

Downloading/Streaming
  • Hoopla – Borrow up to 10 e-books and videos on-demand
  • Kanopy – Stream up to 4 additional videos beyond those you can stream through Billerica
  • Overdirve – Access BPL’s Overdrive holdings
  • RB Digital – Borrow additional e-magazines and e-audiobooks
Productivity
  • Lynda.com – Access video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by recognized industry experts
  • Career Transitions – Provides immediate help for job seekers or career changers with job searches,  resumes, cover letters, interviews, career paths, and finding appropriate educational or training programs
Research
  • Mergent Online – In depth reports on over 30,000 public companies, both U.S. and Global
  • Newspaper Archive – Searchable full-page reproductions of Boston newspapers
  • Obituary Database – An index of obituaries that appeared in the Boston Evening Transcript (BET), Boston Globe (BG) and the Boston Herald/Herald American (BH)

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