Below are websites to support your library experience. You can search the entire MLS system or work exclusively with our own Ashby Free Public Library.

To Find and/or Request a Book – CWMars

  1. Search the online catalog
  2. Once you find your item, click the Request button (follow instructions)
  3. Library staff will notify you when the material is ready for pick up

To Find and/or Request a Book – Boston Library

  1. Register for a card
  2. Search the online catalog
  3. Once you find your item, click the Request button (follow instructions)
  4. Library staff will notify you when the material is ready for pick up

To Reserve a Meeting Room

  1. Review the Meeting Room Policy.
  2. Complete a reservation request at the Circulation desk at the library.

To Renew a Book

  1. Log-In to Your Patron Record
  2. Enter your name (1st time only)
  3. Enter your library card number
  4. Enter your PIN (If you do not hve a PIN, you can create one)
  5. Check the boxes next to the items you’d like to renew
  6. Click on “Renew Selected” button at bottom. (Or “Renew All”; no need to check boxes.)

Online Help

MLS Catalog and Information Database Search

Looking for reliable information? Search our databases to find full-text articles and citations from journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as primary sources, statistical data, and more. All databases are funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System unless otherwise noted.

Available MLS & MBLC databases
Massachusetts Newsstand: newspapers from across the state
Virtual Catalog: search multiple Massachusetts library catalogs
Full-text magazines, news, encyclopedias, and e-reference books
Ask the Librarian

Additional Online Resources:

Agriculture Information
Boston Globe, The
Encyclopedia Britannica
Fine Arts and Music Information
Gardening and Landscaping Information
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Home Improvement Information
InfoTrac Newstand
InfoTrac Newsstand Student Edition k-12
Kid InfoBits
Learning Zone
Literature Resource Center
New York Times
Perkins – Digital Books
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
Science Online
Small Business Resource Center – NEW!
US History Information
World History Information
Ask a Law Librarian

Other Links

Boston Public Library eCard – Sign up for access!
Video, Audio, and E-Books Online from C/W Mars
Digital Treasures – A collection of digital photos from Central Massachusetts
Ashby Town Site