About eBooks


The SAILS system subscribes to the OverDrive service which offers downloadable audiobooks (wma and mp3 formats) and eBooks (Kindle, epub, epdf and OverDrive Read formats.) If your device -- such as Kindle Fire, Nook Color, smartphone or iPad -- has wireless capability you go directly to the OverDrive website. Other devices can have the books transferred through your computer.  Visit the Help page of OverDrive to find out more.

OverDrive now allows you to renew your items (if there are no holds), suspend your holds, automatically checkout items when your hold become available (so you won't miss that 3-day window) and set your preferences to see only Adult or Juvenile books. You can also preview most books.

Massachusetts residents and workers can also get a Boston Library eCard which allows them to use the Boston OverDrive collection. 

Looking for Classics? OverDrive has the Project Gutenberg collection available.