Information Services


Visit the Reference Desk in-person, call 978-373-1586 x608, or email Reference staff.

Library staff can perform an obituary search if provided an exact date of death.
Printing and scanning any Special Collections material is $0.50/page.


New DVDs

DVDs are now free to borrow!

Latest Library Blog entries for Information

Interested in searching your family history and creating a family tree? Try using gives you online access to millions of historical documents, records, and photographs. You can not only search the records but also see images of the original documents. gives you access to census records, birth records, marriage records, death records, immigration records, military records, […]

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions of people visit each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe […]

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Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson

The author of The Dead Beat and This Book is Overdue! turns her piercing eye and charming wit to the real-life avatars of Indiana Jones—the archaeologists who sort through the muck and mire of swamps, ancient landfills, volcanic islands, and other dirty places to reclaim history for us all. Pompeii, Machu Picchu, the Valley of […]

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Freegal = Free Music Downloads at the Library!

Have you checked out Freegal recently? Freegal has access to 8 million songs from over 28,000 record labels. With your Haverhill library card you may download 5 songs per week. Freegal also has over 15,000 music videos. Music video downloads count as 2 of your weekly selections. There is a download usage counter in the […]

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Chilton Automotive Database

  Automotive information at your fingertips! Use our Chilton Library database to retrieve select information including repair, maintenance and specification schedules for both domestic and imported vehicles. The database includes maintenance and repair information for seven decades of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. This database will appeal to “do-it-yourselfers” needing detailed repair information as well […]

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