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MARCH 31, 2020

THE EDGARTOWN LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY, MAR. 16 UNTIL MV SCHOOLS RE-OPEN.

Regular Library Hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(Closed Sundays)

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Need a Library Card?  

Need a Library Card?


In our continuing efforts to provide our patrons with quality off-site library services, the Edgartown Library has created the option for a Temporary Library Card. To apply for a temporary library card, click the link below, fill out the form, download it, and email it to us at info@edgartownlibrary.org. Once you are registered, we will email you with your temporary library card information. This will grant you access to Libby, Kanopy, Hoopla, the New York Times online, and many more online library services.

Cards will be valid until June 30, 2020. ID is not required at this time, but upon re-opening, we will request ID in order to convert your temporary card into a permanent card. If you need any assistance, please email us at info@edgartownlibrary.org.
 

Download pdf file: Card Application Form
Official Sources of Information for COVID-19  

Official Sources of Information for COVID-19

LIBRARY CLOSED, STARTING MAR. 16th  

LIBRARY CLOSED, STARTING MAR. 16th

Under the advisement of town and state health officials due to growing concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, the Edgartown Public Library will be closed to the public from Monday, March 16th until MV Schools re-open. Staff will be available to respond to phone and email questions from the public during that time.


Our book drop is closed, and we ask that patrons hold onto all materials for the duration of the library's closure. No library materials will incur a fine or bill during this time.

We encourage patrons to use our online services to access reading, listening, and viewing materials. Please visit us online at edgartownlibrary.org, or call us at 508-627-4221 to find out more about how to access digital materials from home.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, and visit www.edgartownlibrary.org for updates.

Did You Know About Lynda.com?  

Did You Know About Lynda.com?


As a Massachusetts resident, you can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard, which gets you access to tons of free digital resources like Lynda.com.

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Sign up here for a HERE for a BPL eCard and start using Lynda.com.

Libby - eBooks and eAudiobooks  

Libby - eBooks and eAudiobooks

Edgartown Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines and streaming video available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection.

Download Libby from the app store or v
isit clamsnet.overdrive.com.

New York Times Online  

New York Times Online

The Edgartown Library is pleased to announce that you can now access the New York Times online for free! Simply click HERE and enter the code c59d2806040934a2. Then create a username and password. You must use this login and password for every future visit to the New York Times online.

And for our crossword lovers, email us at edgartownlibrary@gmail.com for all your crossword needs.

Kanopy - Digital Movie Streaming Service  

Kanopy - Digital Movie Streaming Service

The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is available for free to all our patrons. With
your library card number and PIN, you can sign up with Kanopy and start streaming films on demand. Just follow this link.

Offering what The New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than
30,000 titles, including award-winning documentaries and acclaimed films, rare and hard-to-find titles, and
classic films, with collections from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and PBS among many others.

You can access Kanopy through a variety of devices and platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS and
Android. Kanopy is free for users with an Edgartown library card, entitling you to stream as many as 10
films per month.

Hoopla - Digital Video Streaming Service  

Hoopla - Digital Video Streaming Service

The Edgartown Library now offers our patrons hoopla, a new digital media service that allows you to enjoy
movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet or phone -- even
on your TV.

There's no waiting: Titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded for offline enjoyment later. The
hoopla service has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more added daily. To get started,
just follow the hoopla link.

Mango - Learn a Language  

Mango - Learn a Language

Online: Learn a Language

Ready to learn a new language? Try this new service, Mango. (Watch a video here that introduces the service.)

Looking for Tax Help?  

Looking for Tax Help?

Massachusetts has extended the deadline for income tax filing to July 15th. Read more at mass.gov/covid-hhcs

If your 2019 adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less, you may find one or more Free File Online options for you. Review each company’s offer to make sure you qualify for a free federal return. Some companies offer free state tax returns, other may charge a fee. Massachusetts taxes can be filed for free online at: www.Mass.gov/eFile

IRS Free File Program- Online Taxes at OLT.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is between $14,000 and $69,000, AND any age, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
F
ree state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by Turbo Tax

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less, AND any age, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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ame criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by Taxact

Receive a free Federal return if:
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our Adjusted Gross Income is $59,000 or less AND your age is 56 or younger, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by Free 1040 Tax Return

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND
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Your age is 70 or younger, ANDLive in any state, EXCEPT: DC, FL, IN, LA, MT, NH, NM, NV, RI, SD, TN, TX or WA
OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by ezTaxReturn.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND any AGE, AND
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You live in one of the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, or WI
No free state tax preparation in any states.

IRS Free File Program- by FileYourTaxes.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Adjusted Gross Income is between $9,000 and $69,000, AND your age is 65 or younger, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by H&R Block

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND your age is between 17 and 51, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
-
Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by FreeTaxUSA

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less, AND any age, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
-
Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by TaxSlayer

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less AND your age is 51 or younger, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
-
Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

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26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 10-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 10-8, Thursday through Saturday 10-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373