The Woburn Public Library be closing at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. Operations will resume on Saturday, November 26.

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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Ancestry Library
REMOTE ACCESS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2020--UPDATED 08/14/20 Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more!


Britannica Moderna (Spanish)
Proporciona acceso a más de 47.000 artículos, 8.000 imágenes, mapas y materiales audiovisuales. Incluye el Diccionario Español-Inglés Merriam-Webster y diccionario de la Real Academia de la Lengua Española (RAE). Los usuarios que inician sesión pueden crear una cuenta personal para almacenar, organizar y agregar notas a su favorito contenidos y recursos multimedia. Los usuarios pueden obtener las últimas noticias de BBC World: noticias, características y análisis internacionales. Provides access to more than than 47,000 articles, 8,000 images, maps, and audiovisual materials. It Includes the Merriam-Webster Spanish-English Dictionary and the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language (RAE) dictionary. Users who sign in can create a personal account to store, organize, and add notes to your favorite multimedia content and resources. Patrons can get the latest BBC World News—International news, features, and analysis.


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Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, investigative journalism, consumer-oriented research, public education, and consumer advocacy.


Driving-Tests.org
Whether you’re planning a fall foliage tour, a tour of Revolutionary War sites, or a visit to the Berkshires, you’ll need an operator’s license. If, on the other hand, you’re planning to drive commercially, you’ll need a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Before you can get a driver’s license, a motorcycle license, or a motorcycle endorsement, you must first obtain the corresponding type of learner’s permit. And the first step to obtaining a learner’s permit is to pass a written learner’s permit exam. Here you can find the RMV manuals you should study and practice tests you should take to help you prepare. 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.


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Hoopla
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.


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Kanopy
Watch up to 8 films per month with this on-demand streaming video platform that specializes in award-winning films and documentaries. *Requires Woburn residency and a valid Minuteman Library Network card in addition to a library card.


NYTimes.com
Enjoy free access to NYTimes.com. 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: https://www.nytimes.com/ Home / Remote Access Link for Woburn Library:  https://www.nytimes.com/subscription/promotions/lp3FURL.html?campaignId=74JJ8&gift_code=7e638bc28174afc7 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.


 

Ancestry Library

Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more! WPL is pleased to be able to offer off-site users access to this resource. 

Creativebug

Enjoy thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. The #1 insiprational resource for DIY, crafters and makers.

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.

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.

Hoopla

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.  No waiting lists, ever.

Kanopy

Free access to thousands of movies with your library card in this thoughtfully curated collection.

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.

Pronunciator

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

ReferenceUSA helps users collect names of businesses, companies, and their datapoints (size, sales volume, number of employees). Job seekers find this database useful. ReferenceUSA offers the most up-to-date data available in the market.  US companies only.

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.