Even More eBooks!

Axis360 ebook collectionYou may be familiar with our current digital book service, Overdrive. Now we’re adding a second collection of eBooks and audiobooks you can download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone: Axis360. Like Overdrive, the Axis360 collection contains bestsellers and popular titles.

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Axis360 is being provided as part of a new statewide project called Commonwealth eBook Collections (CEC). The Hanson Public Library has joined this initiative to expand the resources we provide to you.

To get started using Axis360 you can sign up for a one-on-one class and we’ll take you through the setup process and show you how to download titles. Call us at 781-293-2151 or email hansonref@sailsinc.org. There are also instructions and support videos online.

Commonwealth eBook Collections also includes two other collections:
EBL (eBook Library) – Has a wide variety of non-fiction titles on personal interests such as cooking and gardening and has specific collections for academic and research purposes.
BiblioBoard Library – Contains primary sources, historical documents, images, and video that support general research and curriculum studies.
To access either of these resources, please contact us at 781-293-2151 or hansonref@sailsinc.org.

Summer 2015 Hours

Open Saturdays summer 2015For your convenience, we’re opening on Saturdays this summer!

Effective July 5th to September 1st:

Monday & Friday — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday — 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday & Saturday — 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Closed Saturday, July 4th and Saturday, September 5th.

Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm hours will resume on September 12th.

Commonwealth Catalog (the new Virtual Catalog)

The Commonwealth Catalog is now up and running! This system replaces the Virtual Catalog. You can now log in, search, and place requests.

If you’re unable to locate an item in the SAILS Library Network, then try the Commonwealth Catalog as your next step. The Commonwealth Catalog extends your search beyond the SAILS Library Network. In one easy step, you can search through millions of items at participating libraries across Massachusetts to find the books, DVDs, and music you’re looking for. Make a request and it will be delivered right to your local library for pickup.

For help using the new Commonwealth Catalog, please call 781-293-2151 x106 or email hansonref@sailsinc.org.

Updated eBook & digital audiobook guides

audiobook iconebook icon We’ve updated our step-by-step instructions for using library ebooks & audiobooks with your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

OverDrive Read eBooks & OverDrive Listen audiobooks for:
iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Android phones & tablets, Nook tablets, Kobo tablets, Chromebooks, Windows/Mac/Linux

Kindle Books for:
Kindle eReaders, Kindle Fire, Kindle app

Give them a try and let us know if you have any questions. We also offer one-on-one training sessions. Call 781-293-2151 or email hansonref@sailsinc.org to setup an appointment.