Featured eResources

Woburn eResources

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

American Ancestors


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.

Ancestry Library


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

Commonwealth eBook Collection

The Commonwealth eBook Collection is a single search tool that brings together three different vendors (Biblioboard, Axis360, and EBL) to provide you with a vast selection of bestsellers and nonfiction in a variety of formats. This search tool is new and still being tested and refined.  If you’re having trouble downloading items, please contact the reference desk at woburn@minlib.net, and we’ll do our best to assist you.

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 about 8 million songs, 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.

Lerner Digital Books

A selection of ebooks for children from the Lerner Publishing Group.


Lynda.com 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.


PebbleGo includes hundreds of animals, audio and video clips, and educational games. PebbleGo features easy to-use searching tools and introduces early learners to database and research concepts. Access hundreds of animal articles, educational games, and learning activities from school or from home. Includes PebbleGo Animals, PebbleGo Earth & Space, PebbleGo Biographies, and in Nov. 2012 PebbleGo Social Studies


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.

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.

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.



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