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Ancestry Library Edition provides access to records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more on individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, and Australia through more than 7,000 available databases.
AtoZ the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia providing coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.
As the Library for the Commonwealth, the Boston Public Library (BPL) serves residents throughout Massachusetts. BPL has amassed a large collection of eBooks including some of the most popular titles. You can already access eBooks and downloadable audiobooks with your regular library card as a CWMARS patron, but learn more about getting a free Boston Public Library eCard here to access other resources, including online newspapers, Mango Languages, and much more. Check out the BPL Digital Catalog here.
Your Massachusetts library card gives you access to books, music, and more from all over the state. If you can’t find it in the CWMARS catalog, try the Commwealth Catalog. You can locate and request materials from hundreds of Massachusetts libraries and have them delivered right to your local library for pickup. Try the Commonwealth Catalog today or ask a staff member for help requesting items you can’t find in the local catalogs.
Our library is part of the CW MARS (Central Western Massachusetts Resource Sharing) network, a consortium of libraries that includes public and academic libraries all over the region. Millions of titles are available with your East Longmeadow Public Library card. Click here to search and request books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, and more. You can also log into and manage your library account.
Cypress Resume allows you to create a basic cover letter and resume that you can link to, download, and update from anywhere. The interface is step-by-step and you can find example keywords and skills for a long list of jobs that you can use to improve your cover letter or resumes.
Access the Digital Catalog with Libby, an app and website that you can use on your phone, tablet, or computer to download, read, and listen to books, comics, and magazines! Click here to go to the digital catalog to learn more and search for your next great read. You can download the Libby app on the Google Play or Apple store, or use the website, libbyapp.com.
Heritage Quest contains searchable data from U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790 through 1950; genealogy and local history books from over 28,000 family histories, and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), an index to periodicals of more than 2 million records of titles published since 1800.
hoopla includes streaming ebooks, audiobooks, comics, tv, movies, and music to East Longmeadow library cardholders. Click here to go to hoopla’s website to sign up for your account and get started! Cardholders are limited to ten check-outs per calendar month. hoopla is also available as an app on your iOS or Android device.
Check out Novelist to find your next great read. Novelist is a database that you can use to get book suggestions based on the things you already love! Try searching for a book you enjoyed and using the Readalikes section on the right side of the page for suggestions on what to try next. Access Novelist at the library at this link or log in from home with your card number and password here.
Create your free Peterson’s account at Peterson’s Test Prep to review courses and take practice tests on hundreds of topics including medical tests like CNA or other nursing fields, trades like journeyman tests for plumbers and electricians, military and police tests, practice tests for AP exams and the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), prepare for GED and HiSet and much more.
The Massachusetts Libraries Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) provides access to dozens of research databases that you can search for peer reviewed articles, articles, and more. Click here to access the searchable list of Research Databases.
During open library hours we are available for in-person help or by phone (413) 525-5400 x1508.
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Some electronic resources are brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System with state funds and federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.