Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates

Contactless pickup of library holds available during modified hours at Main, Central Square, O’Neill and Valente. No appointment required. Request items from our online catalog. For assistance, call 617-349-4040 or email


Explore our new resource guide to virtual library collections, services and events.

Flipster is a selection of digital magazines available on your desktop computer or mobile device accessible with your CPL Card. Magazine titles include, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Time, Real Simple, Scientific American, Yoga Journal, and more.
Instantly borrow digital movies, music, books, and more with your library card. Register for a hoopla account by visiting
Kanopy is a video streaming service of more than 30,000 films, including the Criterion Collection. Visit to create your free account and add your CPL card to start watching up to 5 films per month.
Libby, by OverDrive allows you to borrow eBooks and audiobooks on your computer or mobile device. The Libby app is a fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library. Available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10.
OverDrive is a collection of over 51,000 ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videos you can borrow from your library using your CPL card. Check out up to 10 titles.

Online Learning Resources

 Learning Express Learning Express Library includes nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books. Covers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more. is an online training provider with over 5,700 comprehensive courses and over 180,000 videos covering business, software, technology, and creative skills. Go to: to create an account and access for free using your CPL card.

NOTE: Our subscription will be migrating to LinkedIn Learning on April 13, 2021. If you use through the Cambridge Public Library, your activity will be migrated to the new platform. On the day of the scheduled migration, access will be limited or unavailable. Please check out this Patron FAQ for answers to more basic questions.

Mango Languages is a language learning tool with everyday conversation in over 70 languages. It also features ESL instruction in English, tailored for speakers of more than a dozen languages.

Cambridge Public Library Databases

The Cambridge Public Library provides Cambridge residents access to a wide variety of online resources on a multitude of topics. These resources offer a vast amount of authoritative information that can be accessed in the library or at home using your CPL card. To use these resources, visit