Research your family history through census, land, military, and birth records. There are billions of records and documents at your disposal. This database is accessible through Ayer Library computers only. View Ancestry.com tutorial here.
An Ancestry database that provides access to military records and documents. This database is accessible through Ayer Library computers only. View Fold3 tutorial here.
A digital collection of past issues of newspapers from Northeastern states including local papers like the Lowell Sun, the Fitchburg Sentinel, and the Boston Globe. This database is accessible through Ayer Library computers only.
A digital collection of Massachusetts town maps spanning the years 1867 to 1970. This database is accessible through Ayer Library computers only.
Libraries and organizations throughout Massachusetts and the U.S. are working together to make the resources of libraries, archives, and museums freely available to the public. Here you can find historical records and maps, works of art and culture, and research and scientific data.
Full text of The Boston Globe from 1980-present.
An online service that offers tutorials on popular websites and applications like Ancestry.com, Gale databases, various social media outlets, and Libby.
Enhance your wellness practices and personal development with hundreds of expert-led live classes covering topics like meditation, parenting and spirituality. Available through Libby under EXTRAS.
Get ready to strike a chord with these self-paced online music lessons by ArtistWorks taught by the masters. Players of all levels will improve skills, get feedback, and practice with purpose. Available through Libby under Extras.
Stop dreaming and start making with access to fun, creative classes through Craftsy where you can express yourself through cooking, drawing, knitting, quilting, and more! Available through Libby under Extras.
Get access to expert and unbiased ratings of over 5,000 products, plus expert buying advice, product comparisons, and user reviews. When logging in, your “Patron ID” is your library card barcode number. View the Consumer Reports tutorial here.
This collection includes more than 250 courses, led by the world’s top experts, covering a broad range of subjects, such as science, mathematics, philosophy, history, literature, fine arts, music, travel, business, and personal development. Available through Libby under EXTRAS.
Get into the school of your dreams! Improve ACT & SAT scores & make it happen with Method Learning’s self-paced online lessons. Available through Libby under EXTRAS.
Learn something new today! With Universal Class, you have free access to 500+ online courses with CEU credits available! Available through Libby under EXTRAS.
This online encyclopedia is useful for students and families. Log in with your library card barcode.
Find information on a wide range of topics through Gale databases. Databases are organized by subject and age level. Browse through the list of available databases or search by subject.
Regional, national, and international newspapers.
An excellent source of 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.
Stream classic and contemporary features, award-winning shorts, film festival favorites, and documentaries from around the world. Available through Libby under EXTRAS.
Stream the world’s largest collection of on-demand full-length music performances, concert films, and music documentaries. Available through Libby under EXTRAS.
Find your next great read with Novelist Plus! Book recommendations and read-a-likes based on interest, subject, title, author, and reading level. View NoveList Plus tutorial here
Find your next great read with this interactive magazine for booklovers. Browse by genre, time period, geographical setting, and theme. Handpicked “If you like this, try these” recommendations for thousands of authors and books. Resources for book clubs including recommended reads by theme, reading guides & online book club discussions. One-click links to the CW/MARS library catalog to check if the book is available.
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