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Featured Resources

Ancestry Library
AtoZ Food America
AtoZ World Food
Consumer Reports
Creativebug
Cypress Resume
Freegal
HelpNow
Hoopla
JobNow
JSTOR
Kanopy
Libby
Mango Languages
Newsbank: Massachusetts Newspapers
Reference Solutions

Resources by Category

Arts and Music

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch our classes anytime, anywhere. Since our classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

This service allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia. Freegal® also offers a mobile app and website which utilizes modern application practices to ensure an easy-to-use and enjoyable experience.

Business and Nonprofits

Provides addresses, sales and executive information for over 11 million U.S. companies and now includes job listings. Users can also now find an electronic version of the U.S. Standard White Pages.

Career

An online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps. Specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing, Cypress Resume allows anyone to create a professional resume — one that will stand out to potential employers — in a matter of minutes.

An online service designed to support every step of the job search process and features live online coaches who assist in resume/cover letter preparation and help patrons prepare for job interviews.

Provides addresses, sales and executive information for over 11 million U.S. companies and now includes job listings. Users can also now find an electronic version of the U.S. Standard White Pages.

Genealogy

Access billions of names in thousands of genealogical databases including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank records, and African American and Native American Records. Library version of Ancestry.com.

Homework Help

Provides students with live tutoring and study support, including SAT preparation as well as an Adult Learning Center. Simply enter your library card number and create an account.

Languages and Culture

An online language-learning system, Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language.

Lifelong Learning

Contains recipes in all course categories (appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages) for six US regions, all 50 states, and 33 ethnic cuisines.

The only food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages.

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch our classes anytime, anywhere. Since our classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

Provides students with live tutoring and study support, including SAT preparation as well as an Adult Learning Center. Simply enter your library card number and create an account.

An online language-learning system, Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language.

Local History

Access billions of names in thousands of genealogical databases including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank records, and African American and Native American Records. Library version of Ancestry.com.

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Newspapers and Magazines

Libby is a free app where you can enjoy ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your public library.

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Reference and Research

Access billions of names in thousands of genealogical databases including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank records, and African American and Native American Records. Library version of Ancestry.com.

Read reviews, ratings, and recommendations of a huge array of items, services, stores, and systems. The magazine also offers buying guides with suggestions and precautions to keep in mind. One key feature is "Build & Buy Car Buying Service" to help viewers narrow down the right new or used car available near them.

A searchable, digitized archive -- from the first date of publication to the last three to five years -- of major scholarly journals in many academic fields.

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Provides addresses, sales and executive information for over 11 million U.S. companies and now includes job listings. Users can also now find an electronic version of the U.S. Standard White Pages.

Video Streaming

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch our classes anytime, anywhere. Since our classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

A 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! Create an account, then select "Southborough Library" to get started.

An on-demand streaming video platform that offers films and documentaries.

eBooks and Audiobooks

A 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! Create an account, then select "Southborough Library" to get started.

Libby is a free app where you can enjoy ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your public library.