Welcome to the Eldredge Public Library Virtual Library

We have temporarily suspended in-library services until further notice,  but you can still access many library resources from home.  Here are just a few of the entertaining and educational resources that we offer via our Virtual Library.  Some of these resources will require a EPL CLAMS card, some a CLAMS card and others require no library card.   Don't know your pin number?  We assign the last four digits of your card number as your pin, unless you have chosen a different number.   

Don't have a library card but want to use online resources such as Overdrive and Statewide databases?  Want to check out Library materials?  CLAMS Ecards are available. These temporary cards will be valid for 6 months.   Massachusetts residents are also eligible for a Boston Public Library ecard. Sign up online for free and get access to Boston Public Library's online resources.     

Ebooks and Audiobooks

Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks.  Do you need instructions to download the (Overdrive) Libby  app to your device?
Hoopla  is digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone - and even your TV! (Chatham CLAMS card needed)

Music and Video

Freegal Music allows library users to download songs in MP3 format from Sony Music's catalog of  artists. There is a limit of 3 downloads a person per week. (Chatham CLAMS card needed)
Hoopla  is digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone - and even your TV! (Chatham CLAMS card needed)

Kanopy allows users to enjoy critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more for free with your EPL Clams card.

Online Resources

Are cooking up a storm while stuck at home?  Looking for new recipes?  Check our easy to use A to Z World Food database! (Chatham CLAMS card needed)
Need a break from the local news?  Try Gale In Context: Global Issues and find out what's happening in the world - besides the Pandemic!
Maybe searching for a job change?  Check out Career Transitions database for help with resumes, cover letters, interview tips and more
Start that family genealogy project you've been talking about with the help of HeritageQuest Online.
Ancestry is offering temporary home access to Chatham patrons.  You must have a current Chatham CLAMS card to access  the database.   Click HERE to access the temporary database.
Take this time to do some research on your next big purchase with Consumer Reports online.  This  resource provides trusted ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. (Chatham CLAMS card needed)

Virtual Programming

Wednesday, January 13 @ 7:00 pm - Edward Hopper: Sunlight and Solitude

Edward Hopper: Sunlight and Solitude:  Whether it is a bustling city or a Cape Cod beach, Edward Hopper’s iconic paintings capture a feeling of stillness and quiet tension. Learn more about Hopper’s career, early influences and how his work relates to the work of other artists from the same generation.  This program will take place virtually via zoom.  Registration is required.  [Image: Edward Hopper: Sunlight in a Cafeteria]


Thursday, January 28 @ 7:00 pm - Author Edwin Hill

Boston author Edwin Hill’s critically-acclaimed crime novels include Little Comfort, The Missing Ones, and his most recent, Watch Her. All three books feature Harvard librarian Hester Thursby who uses her research skills to help people find things, including people who don't want to be found.  At the January program, Hill will discuss his writing journey, process, and the inspiration for his amateur sleuth, Hester Thursby.    Registration is required for this webinar.


Check out our January calendar  for Adult Services with virtual programming opportunities.

Click on the calendar  for a larger, printable format and program descriptions.




Check out our January calendar and newsletter for Youth Services with virtual programming opportunities.

Click on the calendar  for a larger, printable format and program descriptions.

For more fun activities, go to our page



Check out our Virtual Escape Room!







Reading Suggestions

NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles. 

Wowbrary sends readers free weekly emails about the Eldredge Public Library's newest books, movie, and music.


The July Book Page is available online.

Book Suggestions from the EPL (more will be added as they are updated)
Historical Fiction
Cape Cod

Just for Fun

Think Harder Puzzle Challenges!   Click on the puzzle for a larger, printable format.  Answer keys included.

April 9, 2020 Puzzle           April 16, 2020 Puzzle      April 23 Puzzle          
April 9 Answer Key           April 16 Answer Key          April 23 Answer Key

 April 30  Puzzle                  May 7 Puzzle                  May 14 Puzzle
 April 30 Answer Key        May 7 Answer Key         May 14 Answer Key
May 21 Puzzle                 May 28 Puzzle
May 21 Answer Key       May 28 Answer Key

The Chatham Chatter is an informal newspaper, published roughly every two weeks in the summers (late July to early September) from 1937-1941, and one issue August 1942.  This newspaper was written, published (on a hectograph machine!) and circulated by the grandchildren of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis from their summer home in Chatham.  A very unique part of Chatham history.

ALA's Games & Gaming Round Table has a directory of free games you can download, print, and play!

Major League Baseball season has been delayed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Even though the players won’t be taking the field, you can still get your baseball fix through your Massachusetts library links! 

Make paper roses from book pages (Not library books of course!)
The Milk Street Cooking School in Boston is now offering free online classes.
The Shows Must Go On! Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! Starting 4/3, he’ll be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free!

Virtual Tours

Whether you had to cancel your vacation or are spending this time to plan your next one, Travel and Leisure is taking readers on some virtual tours of popular sites, even some that are out of this world!

Virtual Museums       Virtual National Parks         Space Tours with NASA



Stay Connected

We miss our patrons!  Please stay connected through our website, our social media and our programs!  If you need help or would like to see specific programming please let us know!  We have created a Coronavirus Information Page on our website to keep you up to date on Coronavirus related CLAMS practices, reliable resources and community updates.

Our Wi-Fi is available outside the building 24/7.
Library staff will be available by email and phone (508-945-5170) to answer questions about our online resources, library updates and curbside pickup.