Reference

Reference Department:

  • Digital downloadable audio and ebooks from OverDrive, Inc.
    Connect to OverDrive Downloadable eBooks to browse, check out and download titles. Check out up to 5 items, for 7, 14, or 21 days, a loan period you set yourself. Place holds on titles in use.  Visit OverDrive’s Help pages, for tips and walk-throughs.  Need help with  a particular device? Watch a brief instructional video.
  • eReaders: The Kindle, Nookcolor, and black & white Nook (first edition) are available for circulation and may be reserved.
    You must be eighteen and present a photo ID and a library card in good standing.
    The complete policy is online. Please contact the Reference Department for further information.
  • Meeting Room Reservations: The Library Meeting room is available to the North Reading Community for non-profit organizations. You may reserve a date by calling
    the Reference Department at 978-664-4942. For-profit organizations, with a North Reading affiliation, may also reserve the Meeting Room, for a fee. Please see the policy.
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Online databases for research available from the Merrimack Valley Library consortium and the state
    What is a database? It allows you to search for articles from newspapers,
    magazines, and professional journals, and print out the full text..
  • Job Search Information
  • Online offerings at Boston Public Library with e-card
  • PCs with MS Office and high-speed Internet access provided free by Comcast
  • Wireless Internet access throughout the library
  • Public Access
    PC/Internet Guidelines
  • Rocket Languages
  • Ancestry.com (available in library only)
    Ancestry.com
  • Current local information
  • Library closed? E-mail us at mnr@mvlc.org
  • Tax forms and information:  Federal (IRS) and Massachusetts

MORE USEFUL RESOURCES AND LINKS

  • Job search information
  • Use your PIN (personal identification number) to login to your account and renew materials checked out,
    place holds, suspend and activate holds, and request items from other libraries
  • Take advantage of additional library resources online at the
    Merrimack Valley Library Consortium website:
    http://www.mvlc.org/
  • Tip for Online Catalog: Suspend your holds, if you’re going away, and activate them when you return: 1.login to your user account. 2. Click the Holds link. 3. Check the box (es) to the left of the item(s) you want to change status or cancel and click either the Change Status or Cancel Request button. When you return from vacation, you can change status again to reactivate the hold.
  • Interlibrary Loan: Due to a 28% cut in state tax support for Massachusetts Libraries in FY2011, materials delivered to patrons from other Massachusetts libraries may experience a delay. As of July 1, 2010, materials obtained from certain libraries, usually outside of Massachusetts, may be assessed a charge set by those libraries; this charge is outside of the Flint Memorial Library’s control.The Reference Department will initiate the request.
    For further information, please consult the policy.

JOB SEARCH AND NETWORKING INFORMATION

The Career Place, 100 Sylvan Road, at Trade Center Park, in Woburn, offers employment and career services. The center is open to all.

In addition to the well-known Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com, there are many other job search websites that may be helpful to those seeking employment:

Jobsicle, a local site, offers information about career assessment, resumes, interviewing, education and training, and the hidden job market.

Some sites are tailored to specific job searches. SchoolSpring.com is geared toward those searching for work in schools. HigherEdjobs.com is also a good, targeted site.

Take a look at biospace.com for jobs in biotech and science and Idealist.org for nonprofit work. Workforce50.com lists positions aimed at workers 50 and older. job-hunt.org also provides company and other tailored search sites.

Those interested in a green career will find the Green Careers Guide useful.

https://www.simplyhired.com
One of the newest job search engines associated with about.com

http://www.about.com
Great site for reading about how to get hired.

http://www.bestsampleresume.com
Fabulous site for resume ideas and templates

http://www.womenforhire.com
For women only

http://www.indeed.com
One of the strongest search engines on the planet for job searches

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SOME FAVORITE WEBSITES OF MVLC REFERENCE
LIBRARIANS

  • www.infospace.com
    Information on individuals from public records
  • www.az.lyrics.com Find
    lyrics for hundreds of your favorite songs.
  • www.blanksheetmusic.net
    Create masters for sheet music with numerous variations; master
    can then be printed out for music composition, etc.
  • www.bigcharts.com
    Historical stock quotes
  • www.mass.govClick on “Consumer Affairs”
    Massachusetts website for business and consumer information on
    laws and regulations
  • www.myproductadvisor.com Consumer information on a variety
    of products.
  • www.switchboard.com Find a business, person, area and zip
    codes, maps and directions, search by phone number