eBooks and digital audiobooks for leisure reading
(via Sora, by Overdrive for schools):
On Your Computer
Click here for the e-book/digital audiobook collection:
On Your Mobile Device:
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) has prepared detailed instructions for accessing ebooks and audiobooks from the state’s libraries. Link here to learn more about setting-up access to these collections.
Overdrive, Libby, and Hoopla
Overdrive eBooks and digital audiobooks are available with your public library card.
Hoopla allows an unlimited number of people to borrow eBooks at the same time.
You have access to the collections of these partner libraries. A suggestion: Click "sign in" and follow the directions to access the partner collection. You can also use the "Add a library" function within Sora or Libby to include these other partner library catalogs in your search.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. With SYNC, you can borrow two free audiobooks each week. The SYNC week (the loan period) starts Thursday at 12:00am (ET) and lasts until the following Wednesday at 11:59:59 (ET).
SYNC is only available via Sora, the student reading app from Overdrive. See above for how to activate your school Sora account. You'll need to add the SYNC library to your Sora account: See the instructions and document below for instructions for adding SYNC to your Sora account.
How to add the SYNC library to your Sora account.
What if I haven't activated my school Sora account? Go to this page https://www.audiobooksync.com/faqs-2020/ and follow directions for setting up a Sora account just for SYNC. Note: You will have access to more collections of eBooks and audiobooks if you register for a school Sora account (see above for directions).