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

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 to setup an appointment.

Digital audiobooks now easier to use

Overdrive audiobooksNow it’s even easier to use the audiobooks available in our OverDrive collection. Here’s an explanation from OverDrive: “We are excited to announce a new listening option for audiobooks, called OverDrive Listen, is now available for your audiobook collection! Similar to OverDrive Read for eBooks, OverDrive Listen offers the same ease of use; simply browse, borrow, and listen right in your browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required; all you need is a compatible web browser. Using OverDrive Listen, you can add bookmarks, take notes, or make highlights.”

Contact us to find out more or to learn how to use this new convenient service! New step-by-step guides are coming soon and will be available on our website.