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Becket and Washington's Community Library

The Becket Athenaeum

  • Access e-books, audiobooks, and videos via Libby and OverDrive
  • Download the Libby* or OverDrive App on your device (e-reader, tablet, phone) to make browsing and reading a breeze
  • *Libby is the improved OverDrive app but is not yet available on Kindle. See bottom of page for more details.
    • Follow the prompts to search or select a library
    • Search for & select from dropdown menu
      • CLAMS, Inc.
      • C/W MARS
      • Minuteman Library Network​
      • Old Colony Library Network
      • SAILS Library Network
    • Follow the prompts for and select "I have a library card"
    • Select “MassCat Library Patrons” from dropdown menu
    • Login: your library card number
    • Password: last four digits of your library card number​


  • Or on your desktop, direct your browser to one of the following:
  • Read/listen to bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction 
  • Watch TV shows and movies 
  • A full range of content is available for children, including animated books
  • Check-out up to 6 items at once & have 10 on hold
  • Choose your loan period
    • 7, 14, or 21 days for books & audiobooks
    • 3, 5, or 7 days for video content
  • ​Recommend titles to be added to the collection
    • ​Run a search
    • On the results page, select "Recommend to library" under the "Availability" filter
    • Titles not in our digital collection will have a "Not owned" banner and "Recommend" link
    • Click or tap "Recommend" to recommend a title
  • *Libby and your internet-capable Kindle
    • ​​On a different device, when you first access Libby, select that you will mostly be reading from a Kindle (that will streamline the process)
      • ​At anytime, visit "Preferences" and set "Compatibility" to "Kindle"
    • After you've checked out a book, select “send to Kindle” and you’ll be directed to Amazon’s website. Login with your Amazon account
    • The book will be available on your Kindle the next time it connects to WiFi

OVERVIEW
The Becket Athenaeum offers e-books, digital audiobooks, and video content! Our patrons have access to five different library network collections: CLAMS, C/W Mars, Minuteman, Old Colony, and SAILS.

Like regular library materials, electronic resources are checked out for a period of time and when they are due back, they simply leave your device and become available for the next interested patron. Also like other library materials, there are a limited number of digital copies of any given item at a time. 

To get started, see below!

NEED HELP?
If you're new to e-books and need help, bring your device with you to the library and we'll help you get set up to take advantage of our vast collection!

*IMPORTANT* To proceed, you will need to know your library card number and password associated with your account. The password is set to the last four digits of your library card number unless you have changed it when accessing our catalog on MassCat. If you don't know your card number or are having issues, contact us.