eBooks, Audioboooks, Magazines


overdirve    Overdrive works on your computer or iPad in a web browser. Overdrive delivers free ebooks, audiobooks and magazines with your Abington Public Library card. Overdrive titles are not necessarily always available and holds will need to be placed on the most popular books. If you see a yellow A on a title it means that the Abington Public Library has bought a copy (or two) that will go to fulfilling Abington patron holds first. The Overdrive app has been discontinued, so if you want to use an app on your phone or device the new Overdrive app is Libby. 


 libby app    Download the Libby Overdrive app onto your device to access ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more! It works just like a real life library!  Log in with your library card, search for reading material, and start reading or listening. Again, titles may not be instantly available so holds will need to be placed. 

Learn how to download the Libby app here


 hoopla     Hoopla is a library of digital content the Abington Public Library provides to patrons with an Abington Public Library card. Hoopla titles are always available and are renewable as long as you have borrows left. Abington patrons are allowed 10 borrows a  month. Hoopla provides access to ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Hallmark movies are available and access to some of Craftsy is also available. There is also a fairly robust Graphic section. (This will come under the heading of Comics as that is the library lauguage assigned to it.)


 boston public library    The Boston Public Library is the library for any resident of Massachusetts who is 13 years and older. And while Overdrive and Libby have partner libraries, and BPL is one of them, an individual ecard may get you in a quicker queue for a hold or extra hoopla borrows. An ecard from BPL does not need to be converted to a regular card, but it is only good for econtent and needs to be renewed every two years. 


The world of digital content can be confusing, and then there are all the devices we want to use, or not use. Many of us can help you get started and we have a wide variety of familiarity. Our Reference Librarian Robert Goodale is also available to help when he is here. Give us a call at 781-982-2139 to set up a time, email abref@ocln.org, or request his assistance using this form. We love to help!

Some Fun and Educational Information


ChemMatters Magazine    This award-winning magazine demystifies chemistry with exciting articles, games, and puzzles.

Go Ask Alice     Lots of answers to some funky questions.

Hippo Campus     Free learning videos on a wide variety of subjects, geared towards students in middle school, high school, and college.

Hour of Code   Games and activities designed to teach children coding skills.

Internet Archive     A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Mad Sci Network     MadSci Network represents a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions. For good measure we provide a variety of oddities as well.

Massachusetts Statewide Databases      Databases on a variety of topics including biography, literature, newspapers, nursing and the social sciences to name only a few.  These databases brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Massachusetts Library System with state funds and federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.

PBS Learning Media   

Teens Health     All information on KidsHealth® is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

U.S. Department of Education     Thinking about college, career school, or graduate school? There’s so much to consider when it comes to getting ready for college: where to go, what to study, how to apply, how to pay for it all, and more.

WGBH Distance Learning Center      PBS LearningMedia resources span disciplines for grades PreK-12, are aligned to national and state standards, and include videos, comprehensive lessons, and other activities.