Digital Media

Overdrive Digital Library Collection

Browse, checkout, and download digital books and audiobooks anytime of day from anywhere in the world. Your Hingham Public Library or other Old Colony Library Network member library card and PIN are needed to complete the checkout process. Start browsing!

You may also need to download and install the appropriate free app or software to use the service. Visit the Overdrive Help page for information on getting started with your device.

Looking for more EPUB titles? Consider one of more than 15,000 free public domain titles! These titles never expire and don’t count against your library checkout limit! Search the collection of public domain eBooks.

overdrive advantage logoThe Hingham Public Library also offers additional copies of popular titles and has added new titles specifically for our community through the Overdrive Advantage program. Our Advantage collection, only visible and accessible to Hingham users, requires you to sign into Overdrive with your Hingham Library card.

Commonwealth eBook Collections

CEC logoThree vendors provide content for this collection: Baker & Taylor – one of the largest distributors of books and media in the country; Biblioboard – a new company that curates digital content of all kinds from all around the world; and EBL - a company that focuses on academic and research titles.

There are apps for each of these providers, and the content from Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 and EBL can be accessed on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, while the content from Biblioboard can be accessed on your computer or tablet, but not a smartphone.

All of this content can be accessed by following these image links:

Axis 360 logobiblioboard logoEBL Logo

Please read the following handouts to learn the basics of using these collections.  If you have any questions about the process please visit the Reference Desk, or contact us at, or 781-741-1405 x1404.

Axis 360 for Android

Axis 360 for Apple iOS

Axis 360 for Kindle

Biblioboard for all devices

EBL for all devices

The Commonwealth eBook Collection is brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and your local library, funded, in part, by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Zinio Digital Magazines

zinio logoZinio is here! Zinio from the Old Colony Library Network brings free magazines to your computer or web enabled device!  Sign up for Zinio Magazines or view our detailed set-up instructions. (You will need a current Hingham Public Library card to sign up.)

When you want to select additional magazines for your zinio account, visit the library's website and click on the zinio button to access the Library subscriptions. More titles will be added throughout the year and we welcome your suggestions for additional purchases. For more information check out the Zinio User Guide.

Boston Public Library

bpl logoDid you know you can easily access the Boston Public Library's large collection of downloadable audio books? All you need is a Boston Public Library eCard. Apply online for an eCard.

Need Help?

The following handouts, created by reference librarian Peter Thornell, will take you step-by-step through the process of searching for and downloading eBooks and eAudio books in various format, and for various devices.

Overdrive & Zinio User Guides

If you'd like more information, please visit Peter at the Reference Desk, call 781-741-1405 x1404 or email or visit Overdrive's Help page.

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