eBooks and Audiobooks

Sarent Memorial Library patrons are able to borrow and download eBooks from many different sources.

Through C/W MARS Library Network

As a member of the C/W MARS library consortium, our library patrons can access  digital contents from OverDrive, the leading digital distrubutor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and videos. From the newest best seller to timeless classics, television series to new feature films. You can borrow and download these materials and enjoy them on your phone, Kindle, iPad, or other tablets and e-readers.

To learn how to use OverDrive, please visit the OverDrive Help page, contact us at 978-263-4680 for help, or stop by the library with your device for a consultation.

The Commonwealth eBook Collections

Commonwealth eBook collection provides Massachusetts residents access to a wide range of digital content for free. There are currently two sets of collections available through the collections:

Look for bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction at Axis 360 from the book distributer Baker & Taylor. To access the collection, download the app for your device from the Common Wealth eBook App Zone. To learn about the service, see Axis360 Support/FAQ's, or come to the library with your device for help.

BiblioBoard is an online library featuring digital collections of books, images, articles, audio and video from leading publishers and archives around the world. These materials are curated by subject and accessible from anywhere. Explore anything from a collection of the Dummies series to graphic novel publishers Dark Horse and Valiant, as well as children's stories, silent films, historical texts, primary sources and more! Visit the site to create an account or the download the App for your Kindle, Androide or Apple devices.

Sargent Memorial Library Foundation Sponsored

Freading, from LibraryIdeas, has over 30,000 titles from hundreds of internationally known publishers with more being added each day. Freading e-books are available with simultaneous access so an unlimited number of library customers may download a Freading e-book title at the same time. Visit the FAQ page for commonly asked questions, or come to the library for a consultation session.

TumbleBookLibrary (for elementary age students) is an online collection of animated, talking picture books aimed to teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. The features of this enriched online environment allow kids to tailor their experience to their reading level, whether reading along or reading independently. Kids will enjoy these books from renowned authors including Robert Munsch, David Small, Harriet Ziefert, and Kate DiCamillo. In addition to classic fairy tales, young readers will also find stories with popular characters like Franklin, Caillou, and Biscuit. This is an online collection that can be accessed through a web browser anywhere with an internet connection.

TumbleBookCloud junior (for grades 3-6) is an online collection of read-alongs, ebooks, graphic novels, audio books, and educational videos for older elementary students ready to transition from TumbleBookLibrary. Log in from any device with a web browser and an internet connection to access your favorite books.

TumbleBookCloud.com is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books. All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with a web browser and an Internet connection. TumbleBookCloud has a growing collection of Read-Alongs of Core Curriculum titles such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Hamlet, and The Great Gatsby. Plus, the enhanced novels include chapter/plot summaries, character sketches, and quizzes. In addition, readers can highlight portions of a book and add notes.

If you have any questions about any of the above collections, please feel free to ask a librarian or bring your device in for help.