COLLECTIONS AND CIRCULATION
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The Gleason Public Library holds over [50,000] items in its historic building (renovated and expanded in 2000). The library is visited often and serves as a charming and friendly community center for Carlisle residents, friends, and neighbors. Over [10,000] items are checked out monthly at the Gleason Public Library.
The library collection includes books for adults, children, and young adults ("tweens") about favorite subjects, audio books, classical and popular music, language and travel materials, magazines and newspapers (full list here), DVDs and videos, ebooks and downloadable audio, large-print books, reference books, and databases. Six computers provide access to the internet, and three additional computers, donated by a local foundation, provide CD-ROM games for children.
If you can't come in to browse our collections, you can learn more about what the library has via the internet. The Gleason Public Library belongs to the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, which allows our patrons to easily access materials from 35 area libraries. Items can be requested, as well as renewed, by logging into the MVLC catalog at carlisle.mvlc.org. You will be asked to provide your borrower ID number (library card number) and your PIN (last four digits of your phone number).
EBOOKS AND OTHER DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
MVLC Digital Downloads of ebooks and audiobooks are available through a service called Overdrive. You can now check out and download ebooks and audio books from the comfort of your own home, 24/7. Read more about Overdrive below, or learn more about ebooks and the rest of our digital branch.
Log on at: http://mvlc.lib.overdrive.com (link opens in new window)
Take a guided tour of OverDrive here (link opens in new window).
Once you’ve downloaded the book, you may then read or listen to it on your computer or transfer it to a mobile device. Most books can even be burned to CD.
When the books are due (usually after two weeks), they will check back in automatically!
To access digital books at Digital Downloads from MVLC, you will need:
- A valid library card issued by one of the participating MVLC libraries
- Access to the Internet
- Free software for the computer
*iPod brand mp3 players are compatible with SOME Digital Downloads. For a list of compatible devices, click here.
**Please note that digital downloads can be enjoyed at home, at work, or when you travel, but are generally not for use on the computers in your library.