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Oak Hill Library: eBooks and Audiobooks

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1. Access OverDrive through a browser or download the OverDrive App.*

2. Select Newton Public Schools from the dropdown list.

3. Click the link on the next page to open the NPS Google Sign-In.

4. Login with your and password.

1. Access Sora through a browser or download the Sora App.

2. Click Find My School and select any school with the MLS Commonwealth eBook Collection heading.

3. Select Newton Public Schools from the dropdown list.

4. Click Sign in Using Newton Public Schools.

5. Login with your and password.

*If using the OverDrive App, use the following steps to enable signing in with your NPS login:


Android - OverDrive v3.7.4

1.     Go to Home menu > Settings.

2.     Enable the option "Sign in using web browser."

When this setting is turned on, users with newer versions of Chrome display the sign-in page in-app, while others (with old versions of Chrome or a different browser altogether) will be kicked out into their (external) web browser to sign in.


iOS - OverDrive v3.7.5

1.     Go to Home menu > Settings.

2.     Enable the option "Sign in with Safari."

When this setting is turned on, iOS 11 users will be prompted then the sign-in page will slide up, and iOS 10 (and older) users will kicked out into their (external) Safari browser for sign in and then brought back into the app.

Newton Free Library at Home

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Click the image to visit the Newton Free Library's "While You Are Physically Distancing Page" for fun things to do from home. 
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Get personalized book recommendations from the Newton Free Librarians by clicking the image above and filling out the form. 
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Learn or practice a language. Click the image above to find out how. 
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Apply for a Library Card online to access digital materials, streaming services, databases and more. Click the image above and follow the directions. 
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Some Good Book News

Click to open JLG @ Home.

Junior Library Guild has a great selection of books available to read directly in your browser. All three levels have titles that you may like. Take a look using the login information below!

Enter the school-level book stream of your choice:
Elementary Middle  High School
Username: JLGELM
Password: JLGFREE
Username: JLGMID
Password: JLGFREE
Username: JLGHI
Password: JLGFREE
JLG Digital Home:

Click to open Scholastic's Learn at Home for grades 6 to 9.

Is informational reading more your thing?  Check out Scholastic's Learn at Home page.  Each day they share three articles about a wide variety of interesting topics.  Articles are from their magazines like Choices, Science WorldMath, and more.


Audible Stories is a great collection of audiobooks freely available to stream online.  Celebrity readers, lots of classics, and titles from popular authors -- everyone is sure to find something that appeals to them!

TumbleBooks Teen BookCloud is a robust collection of ebooks, including graphic novels and enhanced ebooks that read aloud.

Click to open Teen Book Cloud


Create a free account and link it to the Minuteman Library Network and the Boston Public Library.

Newton Free Library (Minuteman)
For all Newton students

  1. Complete the online application form, then visit the library to pick up your card (you'll need to bring along a piece of mail or a parent to verify your address). 
  2. Go online to create a PIN number
  3. In the Overdrive app, click + Add a library and search for Newton Free Library. Sign in with your card number and PIN. 

Boston Public Library
For anyone with a Massachusetts address

  1. Go to the BPL site and click the button to Get or Renew Your eCard. Once you complete the online form and create a PIN number, they will email you a library card number.
  2. In the Overdrive app, click + Add a library and search for Boston Public Library. Sign in with your card number and PIN.

Borrow audiobooks, movies, or music with your Newton or Boston library cards

  1. To create an account, click Sign Up and search for your library (either Newton Free Library or Boston Public Library).
  2. Enter your email address and create a password, then enter your public library card number.
  3. Browse the collection and download an audiobook. 

Remember: Hoopla limits you to 10 downloads per month. The good news is that no title is ever checked out and unavailable. All books are available all the time!

Jean Stehle, Library Teacher, Oak Hill Middle School Library 130 Wheeler Road Newton Center, MA 02459 617 559 9200