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All from the comfort of your home or office you can access these online! Updated September 3, 2020

  • Magazines, Newspapers & More: Full-text magazines, news, encyclopedias, and e-reference books. Brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Massachusetts Library System with state funds and federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.
  • Practice the Massachusetts state's DMV permit test for free - no registration required! Click above to take your 2015 driving permit practice test right now!
  • Massachusetts driver's examination: Questions are from the 2018 Massachusetts driver's exam
  • Gale Power Search: Articles and other resources for every subject. Great for school assignments.
  • Massachusetts Databases: Explore new databases available from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Massachusetts Library System.
  • Genealogy Resources:

  • American Ancestors: available only in the library (on our computers, not via WiFi.) New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
  • available now through September 30, 2020 online from the comfort of your home.
  • available only in the library (on our computers, not via WiFi.)
  • HeritageQuest: Discover your family history today. Now available by remote acces!s
  • U.S. Northeast Historical Newspaper Collection: With ProQuest Historical Northeast Newspapers, researchers have access to full-runs and full-images that include front-page headlines, classified ads, marriage and death announcements, comic strips, reviews, display advertising, editorials, birth notices, photographs, and many other article types to not only understand the news of yesteryear, but more importantly, the context in which it was made.
  • Search here for Free Massachusetts public records, criminal and court records.
  • ACORN TV: We are excited to announce a new service! Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond. Binge-watch a classic series or discover your new favorite show among dozens of programs available exclusively on Acorn TV. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch! Simply click on the link above to get started.

  • AtoZ Food America: provides 7,000 recipes, 650 ingredient articles, vintage food labels and ads, historical what did they eat articles, how to make food videos, and more, AtoZ Food America is the world's largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. It features content and information found nowhere else combined with beautiful graphics and illustrations.
  • AtoZ World Food: is the world's largest and most comprehensive database of food and food culture for 174 countries. This proprietary database includes 884 food culture articles, 6,500 traditional recipes, 650 ingredient articles, historical timelines, glossaries, and 2,000 food quotes. Lavishly illustrated with 14,000 photos.
  • Burbio: Easily keep track of everything going on at the Lawrence Library and in Pepperell! is a free website and app that puts school, library, and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars. Download today - it's FREE!
  • IndieFlix: We are excited to announce a new service!. IndieFlix is a movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts. With IndieFlix,you can instantly view thousands of titles from around the world, including the best from classic TV, horror, comedy and film festival darlings!
  • Global Road Warrior: Global Road Warrior TM is the world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior TM consists of 175 Country Guides of 119 topics each. No other single resource covers so many topics, so well, for so many countries.
  • Method Test Prep: Online ACT and SAT Test Prep is a comprehensive self-paced program proven to raise scores.
  • NuWav Legal Documents : NUWAV Legal Documents provides documents that meet the needs of the everyday Massachusetts and New Hampshire Citizens. Easily compose documents in categories like Business, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Divorce and much, much more. Try it today!
  • Qello: Full-length Concerts and Music Documentaries Over 1,500 of the most amazing live moments in music streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.
  • Scholastic Teachables: New online children's resource that provides printable worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more!
  • Universal Class: Over 500 courses including continuing education programs. A sampling of some of the programs offered: American government, Accounting, Alternative Medicine, Business, Craft & Hobbies, Entreprenuership, Finance, History, Homeschooling, Parenting, Pets and so much more!

Readers Advisory: Not sure what to read next? Browse the services below.

  • Good Reads: Meet your next favorite book!
  • LitLovers: "Find a book. Find a review. Find a discussion guide. Take a course. Whip up a recipe (to match your book, of course)! Buy a gift for your host one for yourself."
  • NoveList: NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction. Provided by C/WMARS.


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