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 Try using gives you online access to millions of historical documents, records, and photographs.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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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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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell – Nadia Hashimi

This first novel by Afghan-American author Nadia Hassimir tells the stories of two Afghan women, separated by a century, who shared a common destiny: to live part of their lives as boys (bacha posh). Afghanistan 2009: Rahima/Rahim, one of five daughters, was disguised as a boy for a few years so her father could elevate […]

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“A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley

This is the fascinating true story of Saroo Brierley, Indian-born Australian, who got lost at the age of 5 years old and found his way back home at the age of 30.  The whole story is captivating: the description of his birth family’s extreme poverty, how he got lost, his survival instincts in the streets […]

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