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New eBooks

Looking for a particular title? Or just want to know what we have that you can read right now? Read on for our suggestions!

If you're new to downloading library ebooks on your device, or have a question, visit our Getting Started/Need Help page. Want to find out when new ebook titles are added to our collection? Sign up for an email alert.


What can I get?

How do I access it?

We recommend starting with OverDrive. Download popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks to your computer or mobile device, which are available in MOBI (Kindle), PDF and EPUB formats.

Sign in with your library card barcode number and PIN/password.

Axis 360 has fiction and nonfiction for all ages.  Highlights of this collection include workbooks for academic tests and college guides; antiques and collectibles guides; and Spanish, French, and Italian language instruction.

When you log into Axis 360 you will be asked for your library card barcode and your PIN/password.

Hoopla is a streaming media service that has movies, music and more! It features Disney, Christian, urban fiction, and romance ebooks and also has an e-comic collection.

Create an account on Hoopla by selecting Thomas Crane Public Library as your library and log in with your library card barcode number and PIN/password.

Find primary sources, historical documents, images, video and so much more from the collection at BiblioBoard.

To access BiblioBoard, create your own account. After you create a username and password, you can then access BiblioBoard from any computer using your personal login information. iPad, Android and Kindle Fire apps are available.

Check out more than 150,000 academic and popular titles through EBL.

EBL log-in accounts can only be created from inside the library. Stop by the Reference desk on the top floor for help. After initial set up, EBL can be accessed at any computer.

Freading also offers a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, including Lonely Planet travel guides (great for taking on a trip without worrying about losing a library book), SparkNotes study guides, and books en Español.

Log in to Freading with your library card barcode and PIN/password.


Which eBook catalog should I choose?





Axis 360

Checkout Limits

10 titles at a time

3 titles a week

10 titles per month

3 titles at a time

Checkout Time

2 weeks

2 weeks with a 2 week renewal

21 days (eBooks and comics)

2 weeks

Renew Items?

Yes (Renew link appears 3 days before expiration.)



Yes (through desktop)






Supported Devices

Works with most devices including Kindle, Nook, Apple, and Android devices

Works with most devices including Nook, Apple & Android devices;

supports Kindle Fire ONLY

Works with most devices including Apple, Android, Kindle Fire, and Chromebook

Works with most devices including Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire


NOTE: Biblioboard and EBL have unlimited checkouts. 

Looking for more free ebooks to read right now?

While Overdrive can be filtered to only display titles that are available right now and all of Freading's catalog is always available, perhaps you haven't found something you want to read right now. Here are some additional places where you can find free ebooks:

  • Project Gutenberg
    More than 38,000 books in a collection, which is adding an average of 50 new ebooks each week. With titles available as EPUB, MOBI, HTML, and basic text documents, Project Gutenberg remains the most comprehensive collection of free and legal books on the web.
  • Open Culture
    Open Culture has a wealth of free resources, including ebooks, audiobooks and language courses.
  • ManyBooks.net
    Browse through the most popular titles, recommendations, or recent reviews from site visitors. There are more than 29,000 ebooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders, and they’re all free!
  • DailyLit
    DailyLit essentially serializes a novel in small daily segments, in exactly the same way magazines and newspapers of the past once did. It works because the author is paid a lump sum by DailyLit, who in turn send you a segment of a book via email or RSS on a daily basis with a small piece of advertising included.
  • Free-eBooks.net
    Free-eBooks is extremely user friendly and very easy to navigate. Discover all-new, rising authors and enjoy a wealth of free ebooks. Independent writers offer both entertaining fiction/romance and non-fiction to help you find info on topics from self-help to business growth.
  • Scribd
    Scribd is the YouTube for documents. Users upload text documents and share them with other users easily.
  • Open Library
    More than 1,000,000 free ebook titles are available. Open Library account holders can borrow an ebook from the growing collection of mainly 20th century titles available now. Each title can be borrowed by one patron at once, and you can read it in a web browser or in Adobe Digital Editions as a PDF or EPUB.
  • Internet Archive
    Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts, and academic books.
  • Boston Public Library
    Everyone who lives in Massachusetts can get a library card from BPL and start borrowing their ebooks immediately. Its primary collection is another partnership with Overdrive, so it will look familiar if you use our Overdrive collection, but you might find things there we don't have yet — it can't hurt to look, right?

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