Reference

REFERENCE SERVICES:

  • The Activity Room is available to the North Reading community for non-profit organizations. You may reserve the room by calling the Reference Department at 978-664-4942 or reserve online using EventKeeper. For-profit organizations with a North Reading affiliation may also reserve the Activity Room for a fee. Please see the policy for more information.
  • Our amazing list of online databases 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.
  • PCs with Microsoft Office and high-speed Internet access are available on the 2nd floor, and free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the library.
  • Tax season is in full swing! We have federal forms and instructions along with Massachusetts resident forms on the 2nd floor. If you need additional information, visit the IRS website and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue website.

MAXIMIZE YOUR BORROWING EXPERIENCE:

  • Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks 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.
  • Use the Commonwealth Catalog to request items that are not available through the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium.
  • Online offerings are available at the Boston Public Library with an e-card, available to all Massachusetts residents!
  • Pro Tip: Suspend your holds if you’re going on vacation or have a long reading list and reactivate them later!
    1. Login to your user account.
    2. Click the Holds link.
    3. Check the box(es) to the left of the item(s) you wish to suspend and click the Change Status button. When you’re ready, you can change the status again to reactivate the hold.

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