MARCH 30, 2017

Explore the Commonwealth eBook Collections

The Commonwealth eBook Collections are 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. The collection includes eBooks and other media from our partners, BiblioLabs, EBL, and Baker & Taylor.

Axis 360 provides popular eBooks and audiobooks and full-color children’s books. You will need a valid CLAMS library card and a pin number to check out and download books. Books may be downloaded to a variety of tablets and other devices. 

To get Axis 360 books for your tablet or smartphone, read these instructions.

For Axis 360 eBooks with eReader devices (including Windows-based laptops and desktops, the original Nook family, Kobo, Sony Readers and other ebook-only devices). Please note that Axis 360 eBooks are incompatible with e-ink Kindles.


World Book Web

Here is your access to all the information and study resources of the World Book Online. Just log in, from the library or from home, using your Edgartown library card number.

Looking for more information? Try visiting the online edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica, made available by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


Online: Research Your Ancestry

The Edgartown Library provides in-building access to one of the most powerful genealogical tools now available on the Internet. Just sit down at one of our public computers (or bring your laptop and sign into our wireless network) -- and visit the Ancestry Library service.

Global Road Warrior  

Global Road Warrior

With your Edgartown Library card and PIN, you can access Global Road Warrior, a massive database of information on some 175 nations around the world. This service provides deep content coverage in major topic areas of society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security. Information covered includes: etiquette (greetings & courtesies, ethics, meetings, attire), society and culture (gift giving, food, media, time & punctuality), travel tips (money & banking, transportation) and more. This service is free to you as an Edgartown Library patron.


Online: Learn a Language

Ready to learn a new language? Try this new service, Mango.

The Edgartown Library has also subscribed, for all our patrons, to Mango's Little Pim, a language learning program for children ages 0 to 6.

Job Help @ glassdoor.com  

Job Help @ glassdoor.com

A comprehensive career resource with information on thousands of companies. Glassdoor includes salary and bonuses and details for specific jobs at specific companies, as well as actual interview questions and hiring process details. Also included are reviews written by employees that highlight the pro's and con's of working for a particular employer.

 Glassdoor.com gives you an inside look at reviews, interview questions, and salary information for thousands of companies.

For more job search resources, visit these pages of the state library databases.

Printing, Scanning & Faxing  

Printing, Scanning & Faxing

When you print to or copy from our network color printer the fee is 25 cents per page. We can send or receive fax documents for you for a fee of $1 per page. We can also scan a document into digital form and email it for a fee of $1 per page.

We offer these services as a courtesy -- but please remember, we're a public library and not an office printing center. If you have a project that involves a number of pages, we might not be able to help you with it right away. For larger projects, in fact, we would encourage you to visit one of the Island businesses that are specifically equipped for this work.

Library Materials:  

Library Materials:

The Edgartown Library’s nearly 40,000 books, magazines, videos and DVDs, audio books and CDs are only the tip of the iceberg – through the CLAMS network, patrons have quick and easy access to the collections of more than 30 member libraries. You can search the CLAMS catalog and request materials online, or talk to any librarian.

If our network doesn’t have the item you’re looking for, the CLAMS website can connect you to the Virtual Catalog service, which searches across Massachusetts. The Edgartown Library can also help you with interlibrary loan requests for materials anywhere in the United States – just ask for help at the front desk.


Reference and Research

Please call or visit the library with your reference question. The library’s reference room has a rich collection of useful books. Your library card is also your ticket into the electronic databases which all Edgartown Library patrons can access for free. These databases connect you with a vast range of materials, from scholarly journals and newspaper archives to financial, medical and scientific information.

To use the databases, LOG ON HERE

You can also use these links as shortcuts to specific resources:

For access to The New York Times.
For the full suite of Gale Reference Databases.
For Academic OneFile.
For Gale World History in Context.
For the Health & Wellness Resource Center.
For the Academic Health Reference Center.
For Gale Science in Context.

Getting a Library Card  

Getting a Library Card

To apply for a card, click the link below, fill out the form and print (if you're here at the library) or email to us. Once registered, you’ll have full library privileges as well as access to many library services online.

Library cards are free for Island residents, Massachusetts residents and Island property owners/taxpayers. Non-Massachusetts residents pay a $10 annual fee. Please bring a photo I.D. and/or proof of residency and mailing address when applying for a card. Your CLAMS card also entitles you to full services at the libraries in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs.

Download pdf file: Card Application Form


Just click the random image above to begin exploring our recent library acquisitions. Each one has a link where you can reserve the item.


Oil on Canvas, 20 by 27 inches, by American artist Charles Harold Davis (1856-1933). Stretcher bears title and frame is dated 1925.
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26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 10-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 10-8, Thursday through Saturday 10-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373