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Online Resources

All of the resources listed below are free to patrons with Ayer Library cards. For most sites, you will be asked to enter your library card number (14 digits, no spaces). This may be called a "user name", "barcode", or "log-in ID".*

*If you are asked to enter a password or PIN, use the same one you use for your library account. If you do not yet have a password for your library account, just give us a call at 978-772-8250 and we'll take care of it right away!

Geneology: Ancestry Library Edition

Research your family history through Census, land, military and birth records. There are billions of records and documents at your disposal.

Magzines: Zinio
More than 50 titles - all formatted to be read on computer screen or any hand held device. Titles include Better Homes and Garden, Cosmo, Esquire, Newsweek, and Popular Science

Movies: InstantFlix

Unlimited access to thousands of films! Shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries.

Books: OverDrive Advantage

Enjoy thousands of popular and best-selling eBooks from your local library. We add new titles every month.

Music: Freegal
Freegal offers access to about 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. 

Cars: Auto Repair Reference Center
contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. 


Consumer Reports Online

Get access to expert and unbiased ratings of over 5,000 products. Plus reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, and user reviews.


Books: NoveList
Database devoted to book recommendations based on interest, subject, title, author and reading level.


Reference Resources

These databases are free anyone with a library card. To access each database please click on the logo.


Research: World Book Online

Access to all available resources from World Book. Plus instruction on how for basic life skills.



Facts on File

  Specializes in core subject areas, such as history, science, literature, geography, health, and more. Curriculum-based online products include reference and news service databases, eLearning Modules, and streaming video.                                                                                                    

Medline Plus

Welcome to MedlinePlus, a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up-to-date.

Find out how to contact your state representative, renew your drivers license on-line, search for a job or a flu clinic, and file your state tax returns on-line. It's all here!


The State Library of Massachusetts


This site provides direct access to the online Central Registers, updated weekly.



Mass Trial Court Law Libraries

Access to the Mass Genral Laws and Massachusetts legal forms of all types.