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Reserve Your Museum Pass Online

Did you know that the Bigelow Free Public Library
offers discount passes to 26 local attractions?

Did you know that you can make a reservation
for a discount pass with your library card online?

The library now has an online system to reserve your own museum passes
you can search by date or by museum.

Please check the particular museum’s website to find out the most accurate and up-to-date information concerning open hours, museum pass discounts, benefits, and restrictions before your visit.

Reserve your pass today! (includes logos for all of the discount passes that the library has including: Historic New England, Davis Farmland, Mass Audubon, Museum of Russian Icons, Animal Adventures, Old Sturbridge Village, USS Constitution Museum, MFA, The Butterfly Place, Fitchburg Art Museum, Battleship Cove, Museum of Science, Trustees GO, DCR, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, American Heritage Museum, Discovery Museum, New England Aquarium, EcoTarium, Boston Children's Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The House of the Seven Gables, Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, Worcester Art Museum, Salem Witch Museum, and Zoo New England

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New Adult Services Blog

We have a new blog for Adult Services!"Blog"

You’ll find book reviews, information about our monthly projects, and more right here:

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New!! CW MARS eCard for Electronic Materials

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Get a CW MARS eCard

CW MARS has rolled out an electronic library card (eCard) to allow patrons without library cards faster access to their local library’s electronic collections. The CW MARS eCard makes library content more accessible for patrons who have difficulty physically getting to the library or who primarily borrow electronic content (such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and databases). The eCard can be upgraded to a full library card by visiting your local CW MARS library.

The eCard is for patrons who do not already have a CW MARS library card and may be upgraded to a physical library card with borrowing privileges by visiting your local library. For more information about the eCard, read our FAQ.

You are eligible to apply for a CW MARS eCard, if you…

Contact your local library if you are not eligible to register online or to renew an expired card.

CW MARS eCard: "No library card? No problem! With a CW MARS eCard, your library is always open. Sign up for instant access to audiobooks, eBooks, magazines and more! Access free audiobooks with an eCard!"

Funding for electronic content is provided by CW MARS member libraries, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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FREE Resume Builder and Career Prep Online

Gale Presents Peterson's Career PrepGale presents: Peterson’s Career Prep*

Learn about careers, receive personalized career recommendations, create résumés and cover letters, search for jobs, explore schools and training programs, and get advice to help find a job or advance your career.

        • Create a Résumé: Create the perfect résumé using an intuitive résumé building tool!
        • Find a Career: Self-paced, easy-to-use guide for self-discovery, exploration and connection with training, education, and employment
        • Career Colleges Search: Explore over 1,000 accredited colleges, universities, and trade schools that offer career specific education options for students seeking entry into trades, occupations, or professions
        • Advice: Learn how to find a new career, land the job, and thrive in your new position with the Virtual Career Library.
*An account is required to access this resource. On your next visit, you can use this account to get access to your saved Career Prep materials. An email address is not required to signup for an account.

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What do you want to call it?

  • The Library of Things (LoT)?
  • Library of Unexpected Items (LOUI)?
  • Non-Traditional Items?
  • Non-Book Materials?

It doesn’t really matter what this collection is called.
All that matters is that you are aware it exists!

    Loan Instructions:

    • Must be 18 years or older to borrow
    • Must have a valid CW MARS Library Card in good standing
    • Item must be picked up inside the Library and returned to the main desk
    • Items have a two-week loan period

    Just ask at the main desk for more information!

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    Hotspots to Borrow

    Did you know that the Bigelow Free Public Library has Wi-Fi hotspots for Clinton residents to borrow with their library card? Are you going on vacation where the Wi-Fi might be sketchy (or non-existent)? Borrow a hotspot! wifi symbol

    What is a hotspot?
    Put simply, a portable hotspot taps into cellular networks, just like a smartphone does. Once it’s zeroed in on cellular data connection (using the T-Mobile/Sprint network), a mobile hotspot can share that connection via Wi-Fi with nearby smartphones, laptops, tablets, or any device that can connect to a Wi-Fi network.

    Please see our new Hot Spot Lending & Circulation Policy for more details.

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    Free Music!


    The Bigelow Free Public Library has a subscription to a streaming/download music service: Freegal Music

    Freegal is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and PIN to log in. Freegal offers FREE access to over 13 million songs and over 40,000 music videos! There is no software to download and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries (this includes us!!).

    * You must be a Clinton resident to access Freegal Music.
    * Your weekly download allotment is 3. Your daily streaming allotment is unlimited. Please note, music videos are considered premium content, making a video download count as 2 of your weekly selections. If you do not have 2 downloads left, you will not be able to download a video. Please visit Freegal’s FAQ page for more information.
    * Use your library card number and PIN to log in. Don’t know your PIN?  Give us a call at 978-365-4160 for help.

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