What Are the Commonwealth eBook Collections?
The Commonwealth eBook Collections are a collection of eBooks and other materials that are being utilized by libraries all over the state. Just search, checkout, and download to a device, and you're off and running!
The MA eBook Project is brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Wilkens Library, funded in part, by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Special thanks to Leslie Lomasson of Amherst Regional High School, whose LibGuide this is based upon.
Apps You Need to Read!
To download ebooks on your device, see below for the apps you will need.
(Ebooks in Biblioboard are downloadable on tablets & the ipad only; they are not downloadable on phones. However, books from Axis360 (a selection of best sellers in fiction & nonfiction) are downloadable on phones.
for the Android:
for ios (Apple):
for the Kindle Fire:
for the Nook Reader:
Adobe Digital Editions
Access the Ebook Catalog!
Click on the box below to access the Commonwealth eBook Collections Catalog. This catalog allows you to search all three collections of ebooks- Axis 360, BiblioBoard and EBL- at the same time.
Check out over 150,000 academic and popular titles through EBL. Select Cape Cod Community College from the drop down menu. The first time you use EBL you will need to create your own account. On the first page, click Create New Account. You must be at Cape Cod Community College on a college computer or college wifi to create your account. After you create a Username and Password, you can then access EBL from any computer using your personal login information.
Adobe Digital Editions is required to download EBL books for offline use:
When downloading books from Axis 360
Axis 360 includes popular fiction and recently published nonfiction ebooks that can be downloaded on your phone, tablet, ipad, Nook, or Kindle!
To go directly to Axis 360, click on the image of the "MAGIC WALL" below:
When you log in to Axis 360 you will be asked for your Library Card ID (your Library Barcode) and your PIN # (Student ID # is the default for students). If you do not know your barcode or your PIN #, please contact the front desk of the library at x4480 or send an email to RefDesk@capecod.edu (if we are not open).
What is BIBLIOBOARD?
BiblioBoard has millions of pages of curated primary source content, and streaming audio and video. BiblioBoard also has a library of traditional content including, fiction, graphic novels, comics, children's books, university press books and more.
To go directly to BiblioBoard, click on the following link:
or click on the image below.
To access BiblioBoard, create your own account. When you are on campus click on "Log In" located at the top right corner of the page. After you create a Username and Password (while on campus), you can then access BiblioBoard from any computer using your personal login information.