Featured eResources

Woburn eResources

Woburn residents with Woburn library cards can access the following eResources using any internet connection anywhere, unless indicated as “In Library Use Only.”

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American Ancestors
IN LIBRARY USE ONLY Dozens of genealogical databases from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, including full text of the New England Historical and Genealogical Record, The Search for Missing Friends, and Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910.

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hoopla is a way to borrow free digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporarily download – and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and hoopla digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. To get started, simply create an account with your library card number. *Requires Woburn residency and a valid Minuteman Library Network card in addition to a library card.

lynda logo is a leading online learning website that utilizes video tutorials to help anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills. Access is limited to Woburn residents. *Requires Woburn residency and a valid Minuteman Library Network card in addition to a library card.
Enjoy free access to For both in-library and home access, create an account and log in using that account. Coverage includes 1981 to Current, plus historic coverage 1851-1922. Home Access includes NY Times App and 5 Premium Archive (1923-1980) articles per day. For more information see Minuteman's NY Times FAQ. Link for use in Woburn Library: Home / Remote Access Link for Woburn Library: Click "Redeem" and log in or create an account to use the promotional code for 72 hours of free access to NY Times online. To extend access for another 72 hours, return to the link to redeem another code. There is no limit for code redemptions per account.

TumbleBook Library
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. The TumbleBook Library is a collection of licensed titles from children's book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Harcourt, Little Brown, Walker & Company, Lerner Books, and HarperCollins Publishers, amongst others. (note: Flash needed)  *Requires Woburn residency and a valid Minuteman Library Network card in addition to a library card.


Ancestry Library


Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more!

Digital Sanborn Maps of MA 1867-1971

Sanborn maps chart the growth and development of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. They are large-scale plans of a city or town, drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch and were created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property. The maps list street blocks and building numbers.


Freegal offers access to over 15 million songs, music videos, audiobooks, and curated playlists to enjoy, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total, the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. Download 5 songs per week, and keep them forever. Stream up to 3 hours of music per day.

There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online is a digital resource that combines searchable images of U.S. federal genealogical census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country. It includes 25,000 family and local history books, U.S. census records, and PERSI, an index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.


Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.  No waiting lists, ever. is the best way to learn new business, software, technology and creative skills at your own pace. Explore thousands of high-quality video tutorials taught by industry professionals and learn from the best.

Massachusetts General Law

The Woburn Public Library no longer has a physical copy of the Massachusetts General Laws. Patrons and staff can access digital copy, with search functions, this General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website. Additional online law sources can be found on this Massachusetts Court System website. These resources can be accessed from anywhere.


With 80 languages to choose from and ESL courses in 50 languages, Pronunciator is focused on quickly building conversational skills through a combination of interactive online drills, scored quizzes, and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks. Features include: ProLive- hundreds of live, weekly conversation classes led by qualified native speakers; ProCitizen- a comprehensive citizenship prep course featuring 100 instructional videos; and ProTour- hundreds of cultural videos highlighting culture destinations in major world cities.


ReferenceUSA is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. The database offers library patrons accurate information on 45 million businesses and 280 million consumers.

Social Security Handbook

A link to the online copy of the Social Security Administration’s Social Security Handbook, providing a basic guide to federal social security programs.