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Electronic Resources

Downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music, Movies & More

You can access materials in the resources below by using your library card number. Some resources require a PIN that is associated with your library card account (often the last four digits of your phone number OR your last name in all capital letters). If you have trouble gaining access to any of these resources please give us a call at 508-366-3050 or send us an email.

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  • Access World News  

    Includes current and archived news content from more than 12,700 sources spanning 200+ countries

  • Acorn TV  

    Acorn TV streaming service offers television programming from the United Kingdom, as well as Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Spain. Click here to view the tutorial.

  • America’s Obituaries & Death Notices  

    America’s Obituaries & Death Notices provides a wealth of valuable information on the deceased’s occupation, avocation, education, military service, religious affiliation and more, as well as the deceased’s family members and colleagues nationwide.

  • American Ancestors  

    AmericanAncestors.org provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records

  • Ancestry – Home Access  

    Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. This is the home access edition. Click here for a tutorial.

  • Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library only)  

    Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. This is the in-library use edition. Please click on the in-home version for home use. Click here for a tutorial.

  • AtoZDatabases  

    AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database marketed to Library, Academic, and Government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on businesses and households within the U.S. Click here for tutorial.

     


  • BookFlix  

    Animated storybook classics are paired with a thematically-related nonfiction ebook and supported by comprehension activities to build skills, confidence, and curiosity. Click here for tutorial.

  • Boston Public Library Online Resources  

    Explore databases, newspapers, journals, electronic books, streaming media and more without leaving your home. You can access these resources by getting a BPL eCard here. BPL has a vast amount of resources that you can access from home by being a Massachusetts resident. Trust us, this is worth checking out!

  • Brainfuse HelpNow  

    Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper.  The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests – including the SAT. Click here for tutorial.


  • CNA Practice Test

    Get ready for your 2020 CNA test using the same kind of questions you’ll be answering when you take the real written examination.

  • Consumer Reports  

    Consumer Reports is a valuable resource for information on a wide variety of topics. It offers in-depth, unbiased Ratings and advice on thousands of consumer products and services, with no advertising! Get instant, unlimited access to one of the most trusted online sources. Click here for tutorial.

  • Creative Bug  

    Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screenprint, and more! Click here for a tutorial.


  • Duolingo

    There are over 1.2 billion people learning a language and the majority are doing so to gain access to better opportunities. Unfortunately, learning a language is expensive and inaccessible to most.

    Duolingo was created so that everyone could have a chance. Free language education – no hidden fees, no premium content, just free.


  • Educator’s Reference Complete  

    Gale OneFile: Educator’s Reference Complete seeks to provide full text for titles in the ERIC database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty—such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. It also provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.


  • Fantastic Fiction

    A useful tool to find all the books written by your favorite authors. This website is especially useful for finding the order of books in series.


  • Gale Databases

  • Heritage Quest Online  

    Heritage Quest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Click here for tutorial.

  • Hoopla  

    hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library 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! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Click here to view tutorial.


  • IndieFlix  

    IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts. Click here to view the tutorial.

  • INTERFACE Referral Service

    The William James INTERFACE Referral Service aims to help break down the “silos” that exist between various agencies, mental health providers, and systems that can often hinder access to mental health and wellness services for individuals.  Through the Helpline that operates Monday-Friday from 9 AM- 5 PM, callers from subscribing communities will work with a Resource and Referral Counselor who will help them navigate the challenges of finding mental health services.


  • Khan Academy

    Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Tackle math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content.


  • Libby  

    Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. Click here to view tutorial.

  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester

    Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester was established in 1973 as a one-to-one English language tutoring program in Worcester. Forty-six years later, we have served well over 11,000 adults in need of English language literacy education!

    This past year, we had over 100 volunteers and 13 part-time specialized ESOL teachers. All volunteers, teachers, and staff dedicate their time to help adult immigrants, refugees, and basic literacy students learn to read, write, and speak the English language.


  • MA RMV Permit Practice Driving Tests

    Our practice tests include hundreds of questions that are based on the RMV manuals and resemble those on the official learner’s permit exams. We’ve even created some marathon practice tests to get you fully prepped and ready to pass your permit exam.

  • Massachusetts Newspapers
  • Mental Health Screening Tool

    Behavioral health – which includes mental health, substance use, and more – is a key part of your overall well-being. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a behavioral health professional.


  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

    NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

  • Nemours KidsHealth

    Nemours is a nonprofit children’s health system. Neil Izenberg, MD, a physician at Nemours, founded KidsHealth.org in 1995. Our goal is to help parents, kids, and teens take charge of their health.

  • NoveList Plus  
  • NuWav Legal Documents

  • OverDrive

    OverDrive is a free service offered by your library or school that lets you borrow digital content (like ebooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere. Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere.Click here to view tutorial!


  • Salem Press Reference Shelf
  • Scholastic Teachables

    Browse all worksheets, resources, printables, and more for the classroom!

  • Stingray Qello

    Stingray Qello is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. Click here to view tutorial.


  • The Boston Globe
  • The New York Times
  • The Village News
  • The Westborough News (new editions can be found under The Village News)
  • TruFlix

    Offering hundreds of units to supplement social studies and science core curricula learning, TrueFlix® is a highly-engaging multimedia resource that can be used in the library, the classroom, on mobile devices, or at home.


  • Value Line

  • Westborough Historical Newspapers

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