Our courteous and professional reference staff will be happy to find a book or article, research a topic, or answer a nagging question.
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About the Databases
The Library offers access to many specialized online resources that you can access remotely 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your home, school, or office.
These research tools are funded through the Library, the NOBLE network and the state’s regional library system, and many of them are only available to library card holders.
Click on the links below, and when asked, type in your 14-digit library card number. If you don’t have a library card, stop by the Circulation Desk at the Library. (If you are in the library on one of our computers, you do not need to type in your library card number to access these databases.)
If you are unable to access any of the following databases, and are not a Lynnfield resident, go to NOBLE Reference Databases.
General & Scholarly Research
Massachusetts Statewide Databases (Gale) : Find the Encyclopaedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History, newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12 resources and electronic reference books - research for all ages!
EBSCO Databases : Access general and scholarly articles on a wide variety of topics.
EBSCO also contains full text access to Consumer Reports: just type 'consumer reports' in the publication search box.
Check out Ancestry Library Edition, an unparalleled genealogy collection with over 200+ billion images in 7,000 unique databases. ProQuest and Ancestry.com have partnered to temporarily enable remote access through the end of April. You may access the database using this LINK. (You will need your library card and pin.)
Learn a Skill
*NEW* If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, or are a little unsure and uncomfortable, DigitalLearn provides slow-paced video tutorials to guide you through topics from setting up email, using a PC or Mac, to how to purchase a plane ticket online.
Hoopla is a digital media service, through which you may access and enjoy nearly half a million titles, from six different formats including eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. There are no hold lists - everyone can access everything all the time! (limit 6 titles per month)
Use OCLC Worldcat to track down an obscure title, and then contact us so we can order it for you - requests through OCLC WorldCat may only be placed by library staff. We have gotten books from Louisiana to Alaska to Colorado for our patrons!