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The Commonwealth eBook Collections program is brought to you by the MA Library System in partnership with the MA Board of Library Commissioners and your local library, funded, in part, by the federal Institute of Museum & Library Sciences

eBooks at Govs

Our Collections

                                             

Find primary sources, historical documents, images, video and so much more from the collection at BiblioBoard.  To access the collection you will need to create your own account.  This must be done on campus but once your account is created you will be able to access it from anywhere.  The "Sign In" is located in the top left hand corner of the BiblioBoard home page so click on this to create a profile.  Once that is complete you will be able to access BiblioBoard using your personal login information. 

                                       

Look for bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction at Axis 360 from Baker & Taylor.   To begin, go to the Axis 360 homepage and select The Governor's Academy, Carl A. Pescosolido Library from the drop down menu.  

Next click on login in the upper right hand corner of the Magic Wall.  Since we don't use library cards, please enter your school email.  You will then register your account and you are ready to borrow.

                                         

Discover items to help with academic research as well as personal interests, from cooking to gardening at EBL.  You will be able to choose from over 150,000 academic and popular titles.  Start at the EBL homepage and select The Governor's Academy, Carl A. Pescosolido Library from the drop down menu.  Then choose Create new account.  You must be on campus when you create your account but once you complete the process you will be able to access it anywhere using your personal login information. 

New Titles

Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions allows you to access ebooks downloaded to your computer in either ePub or PDF format protected with Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM).

Search the Commonwealth eBook Collections

eBook Products

Downloading to a device

 

To Transfer an eBook from your Laptop or Personal Computer to your Mobile Device

1. Open Adobe Digital Editions to your laptop or PC

2. Plug your device into your laptop or PC

3. Adobe Digital Editions will show your eReader under "Bookshelves" on the left.

4. Click on the title of the ebook you downloaded, and drag and drop it into the eReader icon. Check your device to make sure the book transferred.

Checking Out

Biblioboard

  • May have multiple users at the same time.
  • Multi-user books expire after 14 days.
  • Single-user books expire after 7 days.
  • Limit of 10 eBooks checked out at a time​.
  • Portions of eBooks can be downloaded as a PDF - limited to 60 pages per day, do not expire, and can be printed.

Axis360 

  • Only available to one user at a time.
  • Entire book check out period is 14 days.
  • Both eBook and audiobook formats are available to download.

EBL

  • May have multiple users at the same time.
  • The longest loan period is one day.
  • Requires the Bluefire Reader app to download books which can be found at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
  • You will be given 5 minutes to preview the contents of the book then you must borrow the book if you need it for longer.
  • There are citation tools available.

A Statewide Partnership

The Commonwealth eBook Collections program is brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and participating libraries and is funded, in part, by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Massachusetts Library System