Reference Information & Resources


All onsite programming and Activity Room bookings are canceled until further notice. Please visit the At-Home Resources page for a complete list of our online offerings.

Taxes are now due July 15, 2020. Federal and state forms will be available on the 2nd floor when the library reopens. In the meantime, visit the IRS website and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue website for additional information. You can e-file using online services such as TurboTax, H&R Block, and FreeTaxUSA.

-Our extensive set of online resources allows you to research information and articles from a variety of newspapers, magazines, and professional journals. These databases are generously provided to library patrons through the combined efforts of MVLC and state funding.

-If you have a research question or need help accessing any of our resources, please contact reference librarian ShanTil Yell at


-Downloadable e-audiobooks and e-books are always available thanks to OverDrive, Inc. Connect to OverDrive or use the Libby app to browse and download titles. Check out up to 5 items for 7, 14 or 21 days, a loan period you set yourself. You can also place holds on titles that are in use. Visit OverDrive’s Help pages for tips and walk-throughs. Browse these brief instructional videos if you need help with a particular device.

-If you’re looking for fresh reading inspiration, browse our ever-growing collection of curated book lists. You can also fill out our Personal Picks survey to receive personalized book recommendations.

-A wide variety of online offerings are available at the Boston Public Library with an e-card, available to all Massachusetts residents!