Boston Public Library eCard

Free to residents of Massachusetts

GET OR RENEW YOUR eCARD

After a quick online registration, you can begin accessing resources from the Boston Public Library's extensive online collections, including:
Boston Public Library eCard
  • Hoopla: eBooks, music, movies, and more
  • Kanopy: streaming movies
  • RB Digital: digital magazines & digital audiobooks
  • Historical newspapers online
    including: Boston Globe (1872 - 1987), Financial Times (1888 - 2010), International Herald Tribune (1887 - 2013), Irish Times (1859 - 2016), Jewish Advocate (1905 - 1990), Sunday Times (London, 1822 - 2006), & Times (London, 1785 - 2012), among others
  • Historical magazines & journals online
    including: Economist (1843 - 2014), National Geographic (1888 - present), National Geographic Traveler (2010 - present), Smithsonian Magazine (1970 - present), & more
  • Research & learning tools
    including: A to Z Databases, A to Z World Food, CQ Researcher, JSTOR, LawDepot, Lynda.com, Mergent Online, Oxford's Very Short Introductions, & much more
  • Streaming audio & video collections
    including: Dance in Video, Opera in Video, Royal Shakespeare Company Collection, Theatre in Video, streaming music across many genres, & more

NOTE: CW MARS cardholders can now borrow OverDrive eBooks & audiobooks from the Boston Public Library without a BPL eCard. Learn more about the statewide eBook lending program.