Digital Resources from Home

Digital Resources from Home

The library has a lot of great content you can access digitally, including ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and more.

For information on and access to all of our digital resources, visit the library's E-Resources webpage.

Use your Minuteman library card number (without spaces) to access digital resources.   If you do not already have a Minuteman card, you can register for an e-card here.  

If you have questions about digital services (or any library service), please call 978-929-6543 and leave a message,  or email us at reference@actonma.gov, and a library staff member will get back to you. Please include your library card number in your voicemail or email. In most cases you use your Library Card Number and Password to access these resources.  If you have lost your library card number or forgotten your password, please click HERE.

 

For even more digital resources from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Bostob Public Library, visit the Mass. Free Digital Library.

 

Read, Listen, Watch

All items borrowed from these resources return automatically on their due date -- no fines, no fees!

Access to OverDrive/Libby is available to all Minuteman card holders.

Access to Hoopla and Kanopy is limited to Acton residents. Other residents may access these resources through their home library's subscription or by registering for a Boston Public Library e-card.

  • OverDrive/Libby:  Ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.
  • Hoopla:  On-demand ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and television shows. No holds, no waiting!
  • Kanopy:  Documentaries, indie films, classic films, educational videos and kids' content. No holds, no waiting!
    • To access all the Great Courses videos available in Kanopy, search for "Great Courses" in the "Companies" section of Search.

Returning Digital Items Early

If you borrow an ebook or audiobook from OverDrive/Libby and finish reading or listening before the due date, please consider returning the item early. We anticipate higher than usual demand for digital titles while physical libraries are closed due to COVID-19, and returning a title early will make that item available for the next person on the waiting list.

  • Returning items early in the Libby app
  • Returning OverDrive items early another way (OverDrive website, original OverDrive app, Amazon/Kindle)

Hoopla items are always available, but you may return titles early if you would like them removed from your digital shelf. To do so, click the return now button located at the bottom of the title's information page.

Please note:  Returning Hoopla items early will not give you additional borrows for the month.