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
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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)