Kids' eBooks and Read Alongs
TumbleBook Library is a collection of e-books designed especially for kids from Toddlers to 6th grade. Here you'll find animated storybooks, graphic novels, and read-along books for older kids. You can turn off the audio to use them as e-books, or let TumbleBooks read the story as you follow along. This service is available to Boxborough patrons only.
eBooks, Audiobooks, Music, and Videos
Hoopla offers streaming for movies, TV shows, and music. Borrow ebooks, comics, and audiobooks without any wait. Choose from hundreds of thousands of titles and access the materials immediately or download them to phones or tablets for later. This service is available to Boxborough patrons only with a 12 item per month limit.
eBooks, Audiobooks, & Magazines
Libby is a free app created by Overdrive which offers a large collection of eBooks, audiobooks, videos and magazines for borrowing. You can download the app onto your mobile device or tablet. Download materials onto the app itself or send to your Kindle eReader. You can borrow up to 10 items and place up to 10 items on hold. Magazines require no hold and can be downloaded at any time.
*Libby is replacing the Overdrive app which is no longer available for download as of February 23, 2022. Download Libby on your device from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store.
The Massachusetts Video Library houses a collection of educational and entertaining videos submitted by librarians and volunteers across Massachusetts. New content will be added regularly, so check back often to find more videos featuring: story times, art projects, science experiments, sing-a-longs, and more!
Freegal Music has a collection of 3 million songs in MP3 formats. Users can download up to 5 songs per week and keep them for personal use as well as have access to unlimited music streaming. This service is available to Boxborough patrons only. Freegal is made possible by the generous support of Sargent Memorial Library Foundation.
For a complete list of databases available through the library, check our general Research Databases page.
Britannica Library Suite: Lets you search for information in the Britannica Encyclopedia collection any time you want. Choose the right level for your research and store your results in your own My Britannica account. Use the Britannica to learn more about a subject, complete your homework, or work on a special project.
Britannica Fundamentals - Learning Zone
School Edition (K-12
Elementary School Edition
Middle School Edition
Spanish Edition: Escolar (K-8)
Spanish Edition: Elementary
Spanish Edition: Middle
Culturegrams: A reference resource for reliable cultural information on the countries of the world. The database includes information on more than 200 countries, detailing daily life and culture, including history, customs and lifestyles. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, each concise, reliable and up-to-date report is written and reviewed by local experts to provide users with unique, intimate cultural details from a real insider’s perspective. Available to Boxborough patrons only.
|Elementary (Gale In Context): For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.|
Middle School (Gale In Context): This is a reference tool for Junior high and middle school (grades 6-8) students on information of current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Mango Languages is an online language learning system that makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. This service is available to Boxborough patrons only. This resource is made possible by the Sargent Memorial Library Foundation.
National Geographic Kids: A companion site to the magazine that includes videos, games, animal facts, and more.
PebbleGo: A curricular content hub specifically designed for K-2 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.