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OverDrive Partner Libraries

Borrow from other networks' digital catalogs with your Minuteman library card!

Did you know that the Minuteman Library Network has an OverDrive partnership with seven other Massachusetts library networks? This agreement allows you to use your Minuteman library card to check out content from the other networks' digital catalogs -- a combined collection of over 350,000 titles!

Lending periods, as well as limits on the number of loans and holds, follow each network’s rules.

On a computer: 
  1. Visit the Minuteman OverDrive catalog
  2. Click on "Partner Libraries" at the top of the page and select one of the partner library networks from the list.
  3. From the partner library's home screen choose "Sign In," select "Minuteman Library Patrons," and enter your Minuteman library card number and PIN.
  4. You can now search and borrow materials from the partner library just as you do from the Minuteman OverDrive catalog!
  5. To return items early, request renewals, or manage holds, you must sign in to your Account page on the lending network's OverDrive website. For example: items borrowed through CLAMS will not appear on your Account page on the Minuteman OverDrive website.

In the Libby app
  1. Tap on the Libby icon at the top right of the screen.
  2. Select "Add a Library" and search for one of the following: Boston Public Library, CLAMS, CW MARS, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, NOBLE, OCLN or SAILS.
  3. You do not need to search for a library network's name if you have already added a library card there. Instead, select the network's name from the Your Libraries section of the Libby menu.
  4. You can now search and borrow materials from the partner library just as you do from the Minuteman OverDrive catalog!
  5. When asked to add a library card, choose "I'm visiting From Another Library." Choose "Minuteman Library Network." Enter your Minuteman library card number and PIN.
  6. Your Shelf displays all of your loans and holds from any network and library card added. You can completely manage loans and holds from this one location.
  7. Each entry on your Shelf also indicates which network you borrowed that item from. The lending library network is marked by a square "gem" with their library network brand colors.

To borrow materials through OverDrive/Libby, you will need a Minuteman library card and PIN/password.

If you do not already have a Minuteman Library card you can get a temporary e-card HERE.

If you have a card but have not yet created a password or you have forgotten your password, please click HERE .



Questions? We are here to help!
If you have questions about digital services (or any library service), please call 978-929-6543 and leave a message, or email us at  reference@actonma.gov , and a library staff member will get back to you. Please include your library card number in your voicemail or email. 



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