Ebooks and digital media 


CWMars Digital Collection

Download ebooks, audio ebooks, and videos from the CW-MARS Digital Catalog. To browse magazines, go to the Overdrive Magazine Room. Note that access to Axis 360, BiblioBoard and Ebook Central as separate entities ended June 30. That collection has been partially incorporated into the CW-Mars Digital Catalog. See more info here.

To access the collection on your mobile device, install Libby (preferred) or Overdrive (for visually impaired users). 

Libby is available on  iTunesGoogle Play & Microsoft 

Overdrive is available on iTunesGoogle PlayMicrosoft & Amazon

Your C/WMARS library card allows you to borrow ebooks from other library networks in the state. There is, however, no single sign in. You need to sign into each library system separately.  You can set up each network from the Libby or Overdrive apps or using the links below the App instructions. To use the Libby app, open the app, click on the little head on the top right, click on “Add a library,” click on “No, I’ll search for a library,” and type one of the network names above such as SAILS. Click on the box with the network information in it, click on “sign in with my library card,” click on the box to select your Library and choose CW MARS Patrons, enter your library card’s barcode (without spaces), and click “Sign In.”
When you get to the log in page, you will see a box that says "SELECT YOUR LIBRARY FROM THE LIST BELOW." Fitchburg patrons choose "CW MARS Patrons" from the list. After you do this, the box to enter your barcode will appear.

You can borrow materials from the other consortia. The loan periods are subject to the local rules of that consortium and not to the rules of CW MARS. You can place holds on materials in other consortia. In fulfilling holds, the system will always give preference to cardholders of that consortium (as opposed to cardholders from outside the consortium). A CW MARS cardholder placing a hold in the Minuteman collection, for example, will always have her hold ranked lower than Minuteman cardholders holds on the same title. Please report any issues to the librarians at 978-829-1783.
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Project Gutenburg

Project Gutenburg features over 68,000 free public domain e-books in Kindle or epub format. Includes many older classics and books in many languages.

Music, music videos, and concerts


Stream and download music, videos and audio ebooks from Freegal.

Freegal is available on iTunesGoogle Play & Amazon

For video tutorial assistance with Freegal, click here.

Stingray qello

Stream concerts and music documentaries with Qello CONCERTS

Stingray Qello is available on iTunesGoogle Play & Amazon

For video tutorial assistance with Qello, click here.


To browse magazines, go to the Overdrive Magazine Room.

Or, on a smartphone or tablet, download the RB Digital app.
The RB Digital app has over 50 magazines to download and read.

RB Digital is available from iTunesGoogle Play & Amazon

Click here for video tutorials that explains RB Digital for Magazines.

Foreign Languages

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages gives you access to interactive language lessons.  

Rocket Languages is available on iTunesGoogle Play & Amazon

For video tutorials to use Rocket Languages, click here.


The Boston Public Library eCard gives you instant access to thousands of ebooks, movies, audio files, mastatewide-ecard Opens in new windowgazines and more.

Also, any Massachusetts resident (with proof) can get a  "real" Boston Public Library card by visiting the Kenmore Square library.  You can use that card to borrow materials and even more museum passes!


Gale databases  

Magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopedia for all ages Access to thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers (including New York Times 1985+ and Boston Globe 1980+), Encyclopaedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History, newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12 resources and electronic reference books.


NewsBank provides you with a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.

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