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The E-Book & Audiobook

Looking for a copy of the e-book or audiobook? Borrow it from the Boston Public Library, or your local public library, through Libby!

For more information on how to get a library card from the BPL and access Overdrive's reading app, Libby, visit our Leisure Reads guide!

Follow this step by step guide to get an eCard from the Boston Public Library.

If you are a Massachusetts resident and don't already have a Boston Public Library card, you can register for one online.

  • Visit the BPL's website and under their Services tab, click on eCards.
  • Click on the blue button that days Register or Renew and eCard.
  • Verify that you are a Massachusetts resident and follow the prompts to fill in your contact information.
  • Enter your email, and create a PIN you would like to use as your password.
  • Verify your contact information and agree to BPL's terms.
  • Now you can use your eCard!
Now you have access to all of the BPL's online resources, including OverDrive and Hoopla!

If you have any additional questions or need help getting an eCard, contact Kristen at Alumni Medical Library at