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Levi Heywood Memorial Library

55 West Lynde Street

Gardner, MA 01440

phone: 1-978-632-5298



Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday: Closed*
*Saturday hours (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) will resume Sept. 9th

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Digital Catalog
OverDrive eBooks, Downloadable Audiobooks, & Videos

You have devices, we have ebooks

OverDrive® is a growing collection of eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and videos. C/W MARS is continually adding titles to the collection so you are sure to find a great read any time! You can download and read eBooks, listen to audiobooks, and watch videos on your Windows PC or Mac computer, tablet, eBook reader (including Nook, Kindle and others), portable music player or smartphone.

  • Users of our Digital Catalog will find a large selection of bestsellers, new releases and educational eBooks, audiobooks, and videos covering a wide variety of subjects.
  • Titles in our Digital Catalog are available for patrons to browse, check out and download 24/7.
  • If a title is checked out to another patron, you may reserve the title.  You will be notified by email when it's available for download.
  • Patrons may check out up to 7 titles at one time for checkout periods of up to 2 weeks.
  • Some checked out titles may be returned early and as long as there are no holds lists titles can be renewed.
    • Click here for help returning a title early or here for information about renewing a title.
  • FAQs

 Quick Start Guide:

1. Get your library card.

2. Browse to for instructions specific to your device.

3. Install required software by selecting your device:

Desktop Kindle Fire Andriod iphone/ios Windows Phone Nook
  • If you have an e-reader such as Kobo, Pandigital, Sony or others, select Desktop. You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions software for managing your downloads.

 4. Log in to our Digital Catalog using your library card number.


Commonwealth e-Book Collection

Commonwealth e-book

Over the past several years, eBook circulation at libraries in Massachusetts has skyrocketed. To meet this growing demand, libraries across the state are joining together to participate in the Commonwealth eBook Collections. This is a statewide eBook lending program that is opening up access to eBooks for Massachusetts residents.

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Baker & Taylor includes popular fiction and recently published nonfiction eBooks that can be downloaded on your phone, tablet, iPad®, Nook®, or Kindle Fire® and many more! Please note that Axis 360 does not support the old Kindle Reader.

Browse, check out, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks using the Axis 360 app! It’s simple – just download the app on your device, find our library, and log in using your library card number.

The Axis 360 app is compatible with:

Learn more or download the app to your device here.

For help, visit the Axis 360 Help Site.

For instructional videos, visit the Axis 360 YouTube Support channel.


Direct link to BiblioboardBiblioboard

Here you will find 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. BiblioBoard has millions of pages of curated primary source content, unlimited multi-user access and streaming audio and video. There is also a growing library of traditional publisher content including fiction, graphic novels, comics, children’s books, university press books and much more.

The platform is accessible using modern web browsers, iPad®, Kindle Fire HD®, Nexus tablets® and Galaxy Tab® (4.0+). Please note that Biblioboard does not support the Kindle Reader.

Mobile App to access BiblioBoard content:

BiblioBoard Library: Get access to all Biblioboard has to offer with the BiblioBoard app. (For screens 7″ or larger.)
Apple App | Android App


Direct link to EBL. EBL

EBL is a leading global eBook aggregator, serving academic, corporate and research libraries worldwide. With an extensive catalog of 125,000+ eBook titles from premier international academic publishers. Not only does EBL specialize in research materials but it also provides nonfiction for the general reader as well, including the Dummies series and children’s books.

To use EBL, you must have your library card number and password.. You will also need to create an Adobe Digital Editions Account if you don't already have one.

  • Click here to be directed to EBL.
  • Select C/W MARS and login with your library card number and password.
  • Select your eBook, you will be given 5 minutes to preview the contents of the book. After 5 minutes you may borrow the book by clicking on “yes, create a loan” You may continue to read online or you may download to your eReader device.

To download a book to your device you must have the Bluefire Reader app. From the Apple App store or Google Play Store for Android, download the Bluefire Reader app.

Once you have the Bluefire Reader app:

  • Open the EBL website and select your book.
  • Open your book in your browser.
  • When the book is open in the browser, click the download tab located on the left– hand side the eBook will automatically go into your device through the Bluefire Reader app.
  • In order to read the book, open your Bluefire Reader.
  • For newer Nook devices you may download to your computer and transfer using Adobe Digital Editions.
  • If you use a Kindle Fire reader you can access EBL via the browser, and our system will recognize that you are using a Kindle Fire and link you to the Bluefire Reader app.

The Commonwealth eBook Collections project is brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and your local library, funded, in part, by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.