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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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  • A to Z Food America  

    AtoZ Food America is a single-source digital library reference that covers regional (6), state (50), and ethnic (35) cuisines for the entire country.

    This database contains large-scale historical, ingredient, and reference modules of great use to cooks, culinary students, and historians.

  • A to Z World Food  

    This new library resource contains more than 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, making it the largest food database of its kind.

  • Access World News  

    Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events with information from credible, vetted U.S. and global news sources.

  • 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

  • American Physical Society  

    The American Physical Society is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance physics by fostering a vibrant, inclusive, and global community dedicated to science and society. APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and around the world.

    APS provides free online access to all APS journals in U.S. public libraries and high schools. You must be in the library to access the materials.

  • 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.

  • 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 Globe  
  • 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!

  • Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

    The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital is a free, practical, online educational resource dedicated to promoting and supporting the mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being of children, teens, and young adults.

  • 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.

  • ConnectWell Health & Wellness Information  

    ConnectWell is a leading-edge provider of digital health and wellness content that is
    academically sourced and designed for consumers. ConnectWell provides the latest standard of
    care guidelines and scientific findings on health, wellness, disease management, and nutrition.

    It’s easy to browse for information on:

    • Health, wellness, and disease topics from A to Z
    • Wellness education and resources to help you adopt healthy lifestyle practices
    • Healthy recipes that are tasty, easy, and made from fresh, healthy ingredients
  • 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.

  • CWMARS Overdrive Catalog  

    This is the desktop version of our Overdrive catalog. To download items from this catalog onto your smartphone or tablet use the Libby app. You can download that here

  • 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.

  • 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 Hub (formerly America’s Obituaries & Death Notices)  

    Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kanopy  

    Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to
    thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and Kid
    favorites. We partner with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection,
    PBS and more to bring your library access to thoughtful entertainment.

    You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is
    accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You
    can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like
    Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick

    You can view 5 items a month. Access to Kanopy Kids costs 1 view for the whole month. Great Courses cost 1 view per course. Series cost 1 view per series.

    Click here for tutorial.

  • 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.

  • Make The Connection – Veteran’s Mental Health

    Connect Through Shared Experience 

    On MakeTheConnection.net, hundreds of Veterans describe their mental health challenges and the care that helped them. These Veterans share stories and experiences that fellow Veterans and their supporters can relate to — in the hopes that you can make a connection.

    Watch, read and listen to their stories — in their own words — through video interviewsarticles and podcast episodes. You can filter content by symptoms, conditions, life events and combat experience, service era, and more to find encouraging stories you may relate to.

    A resource developed and operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Make the Connection aims to reduce barriers and stigma associated with mental health challenges that may prevent Veterans from seeking mental health care.

  • Massachusetts Newspapers  
  • Miss Humblebee’s Academy

    Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an award-winning, online and offline curriculum that prepares children ages 3 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency. There are hundreds of fully interactive, guided lessons and over 2500 activities in many subjects

  • 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  

  • PebbleGo

    PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-2 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.

    PebbleGo Next provides a natural next step for 3rd-5th grade students with articles all aligned to state and national standards with a familiar, yet age-appropriate, experience and supports.

  • Salem Press Reference Shelf
  • Scholastic Teachables  

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

  • Shop Westborough

    Shop Westborough is an online portal with 164 (and counting) listings of retail, sales, and service businesses all located right in Westborough, MA. The directory enables users to search Westborough businesses by keyword search, distance, industry, and status as a minority-owned, women-owned, or veteran-owned business. Funding for this project was provided by The 495/MetroWest Partnership through the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD)’s Regional Economic Development Organization (REDO) grant program.

  • 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.

  • Udemy  

    Gale Presents: Udemy is an online learning platform for adults who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users can search through thousands of continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more, including courses taught by native speakers in 12 languages. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive in a changing workforce.

  • Value Line  

  • Westborough Historical Newspapers  
  • Weston Woods Plus  

    All of your favorite stories, now streaming directly to your library! Weston Woods Plus makes it easier than ever to connect kids to the best picture books in children’s literature. Providing joyful literacy experiences for all little learners is simple and flexible with this new streaming service.  Click the Link to Access our Weston Woods collection! You’ll find kids’ picture book favorites brought to life with Weston Woods.  Enter your 14-digit library card number with no spaces to access the list of books.

  • Worcester Telegram and Gazette Collection  

    Explore Worcester history through local news, events and people with Worcester Telegram & Gazette Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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