Library Materials

For more information about the types of materials the library lends and collects please see the Collection Development Policy.
Museum Passes:
Passes may only be checked out for three days. Coupons are left with participating venues. Click here for a full listing of passes and links to the websites' of participating venues.

E-Content:
Visit the Overdrive catalog site to borrow materials on electronic devices. 
You will need your l
ibrary card number.

Some devices will have to create an Adobe account (This will be prompted by Overdrive.)

Online Databases:
Databases house  and search through millions of online entries from encyclopedias, professional journals, newspaper articles, magazines and more.
Ask your librarian about how to use these great resources!

Databases are great for school projects or finding the most up-to-date information about a variety of subjects; science, health, technology, etc. 

This collection of databases is licensed for the library by the MA Board of Library Commissioners. 

CWMARS:
Search the online catalog to find library materials like books, magazines, DVDs, books on CD, etc.

Manage your account at any time, day or night! Renew items, browse many libraries' catalogs, and place items on hold. Items from other libraries can be sent to Barre.

Patrons may use a Barre library card to check out library items in this system from most central and western MA libraries in person or online.

Patrons may return books from other libraries to Barre or other MA libraries.

Can't find what you looking for? 
Search the Digital Catalog and download e-content to most devices. 








What is my user name and password for CWMARS?

Your initial username is the barcode number listed on the front of the library card. Your password is the last 4-digits of your primary phone number. Once logged in, change these settings under account preferences. 

A staff member can also re-set preferences if needed.

Can I request books online, to be delivered to my home library? 

Registered C/W MARS library patrons are able to place their own requests for library materials through the online catalog - to be delivered to a local member library for pickup. 

If you need further assistance, please contact your local librarian.