Electronic Resources

Access specialized information and journal articles via ONLINE DATABASES.

Note: some Online databases will be changing July 1 due to budget cuts.


CWMars Digital Collection

Use your library card to download books, audiobooks, and movies from our own Digital Catalog to your desktop or laptop computer.
The Overdrive app that for years has provided access to ebooks and digital audio books for your mobile phone or tablet is being replaced by Libby. Download Libby now through Google Play or the App Store. A Windows version is said to be coming soon.
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Commonwealth eBooks

We now have more digital content: books, videos, audio and academic articles for you to download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone!
  Go to the Commonwealth eBook collections to search for eBooks and more from our partners, Bibliolabs (Biblioboard), Baker & Taylor (Axis 360)and EBL.
EBL has more than 500,000 titles.  At the prompt, you will select Fitchburg as your library.  It also has a great Help/Feedback section to get you started.
Search for a book, check it out with your Fitchburg Public Library card, and download the items to your device. 
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Baker and Taylor Axis 360 
Axis 360 includes popular fiction and non-fiction titles.  You can download the Axis 360 app to get all these on your phone!  Note that Axis 360 does not work on old Kindle readers.
Go to Biblioboard to find historical documents, primary sources, unusual photographs, graphic novels and more!
The Commonwealth eBook collections are brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Free Music to Download at the Library
Use your library card to stream music and download music from Freegal. Thousands of songs are available to listen to online or to download to your computer or mobile device. An Ipad or Android app is available at the App Store or Google Play.

Live Concerts Now Available for Streaming via Qello CONCERTS

Live concerts now available for streaming from your computer via QelloCONCERTS with your Library card! Browse the best in classical, country and rock and roll concerts from all eras.
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Download Magazines with Zinio
Zinio for Libraries. Read 50 popular magazines like National Geographic, Redbook, and Kiplinger's on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

Attention iPad and Android Users - after checking out a magazine in your browser, you will need to login to the Zinio App. To login: select Country = United States; State = Maryland; Library Name = "Popular 50 eMagazine Collection" and then your email/password. And yes, the state is MARYLAND!
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Rocket Languages
Use this online language database to learn more than 14 languages--including Sign Language!  Lessons and games make it easy to learn a new language.
The CWMARS Digital Collection is sponsored by our regional library system, CWMARS.  Rocket Languages and the Zinio Magazine Collection are paid for by the Friends of the Library.
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​Get a Boston public Library ecard

The Boston Public Library eCard gives you instant access to thousands of ebooks, movies, audio files, magazines and more.

T-Mobile wifi wireless hotspot available for borrowing here

Info on using the Library's computers and printers can be found here.

Free fax
 available if you have an email account here.  

Remote printing
 to print to the Library's printers from anywhere here.