Access eBooks for free to checkout and download to a device like a tablet or smartphone.

You may need to create an account prior to downloading AND depending on the device you are using, you may be required to download an app or other reader.

For further assistance, contact the librarian, Mr. Riedel, or visit your local public library. Here are links to these great FREE resources:

The MA Commonwealth eBook Collections Catalog

  • The catalog allows you to search the EBook Library (EBL), Axis 360, and BiblioBoard at the same time.



Axis360 from Baker & Taylor
  • Create an account for Axis 360 while you are at school (you must be at school to be authenticated as a someone with permission to use this resource).
  • Once you have created your account at school, you can access the Axis 360 site from anywhere.
  • You create your account while downloading a book -- you will be asked for your library card number and pin number.
  • What you should enter is the following: The prefix amherst (lowercase) + your student I.D. number (or your faculty I.D. number).
  • Example: amherst85021
  • Enter your year of birth as your 4-digit PIN (if a PIN is required).

BiblioBoard

  • BiblioBoard has millions of pages of curated primary source content, and streaming audio and video.
  • BiblioBoard also has a library of traditional content including, fiction, graphic novels, comics, children's books, university press books and more.
  • BiblioBoard uses geolocation to provide access, so , as long as you are in Massachusetts, you do not need to set up an account to use BiblioBoard. You only need to create an account if you want to download an item or use the website's special features.

EBL
  • Create an account for EBL while you are at school (you must be at school to be authenticated as a someone with permission to use this resource).
  • Once you have created your account at school, you can access the EBL site from anywhere.
  • Look for "Create Account" in large, blue print. Follow this link and fill out the form.
  • You can choose a username and password.