Barre is Connected with Massachusetts Libraries.

Your library card will give you access to our library and participating libraries in central and western Massachusetts. Manage your account online through the CWMARS catalog .

Visit other libraries in person and check out items that day. All items can be returned to Barre and we'll send them back for you.


If you can't find what you're looking for in CWMARS, we'll try to find it in the State or somewhere in the U.S.  Libraries lend all kinds of things; books, dvds, audiobooks, museum passes, telescopes, magazines, games, music, seeds, cake pans, etc.


• Search the catalog 24/7

• Renew items

• Hold an item and have it delivered to Barre

• Manage overdue items

• Get reading recommendations

Click here for more information about account services.

• Read books on devices like Kindle, Nook and iPads

• Listen to audio too!

• Download movies

• Use within internet browser

Downlad the Overdrive App to your phone/device for ease of access.

These items must be checked out and returned in Barre.

• Receive discounted or free admission to local museums.

    Click here for a listing of passes.

• Explore space with the library telescope 
    (borrow for two weeks at a time)​​

• Check out the video below for a tutorial on using the telescope. Presented by Aldrich Astronomical Society.

Can't find what you're looking for in your home library or library network?

The Commonwealth Catalog extends your search beyond the C/W MARS library network. Search through millions of items at participating libraries across Massachusetts. Requests will be delivered to your local library for pickup.

Please search the C/W Mars online catalog first. If the material you want is not available, you can request it via the Commonwealth Catalog. 

Online databases are great resources for students in Kindergarten through College, and for anyone wanting access to the most up-to-date research topics. Find newspaper and magazine articles, peer reviewed journals, encyclopedia references, etc. 

Licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commisoners (MBLC)

and the Massachusetts Library System (MLS).

This collection of Digital Archives has been made possible by the Boston Public Library's Statewide Digitization Project.

Barre Historical Society:
Barre H.S. Yearbooks, an assortment of Barre History Books, and maps.

Woods Memorial Library
Quabbin Regional H.S. yearbooks

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