Electronic Resources Available through the library

Note: This resource is for in-library use only. Please see a Reference librarian if you need assistance.
Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide, from OCLC.  

For home access try the free version at

Web Resources

Boston Public Library E-Resources
Massachusetts residents are eligible to use resources from the Boston Public Library. If you do not already have a BPL library card, you can apply for an eCard. eCards expire after 3 years unless they are upgraded to standard BPL cards.

lib-web-cats (library web sites and catalogs) is a directory of libraries worldwide. While the majority of the current listings are in North America, the numbers of libraries represented in other parts of the globe is growing. Each listing includes links to the library's website and online catalog. Other information available includes the geographic location, address, library type, and the size of the library's collection.

MassCat is a library catalog of holdings from school, medical, law, special, and a few public libraries.  You can find some very unique items through this catalog such as sheet music from obscure composers and building code requirements for all kinds of structures.  While the very unique items cannot often be checked out, MassCat encourages you to make an appointment with the library in question for viewing.  

Massachusetts Virtual Catalog
The Virtual Catalog allows library users in good standing to simultaneously search several library catalogs and request items that are unavailable at any Minuteman library.

Minuteman Library Network Members, Hours, Phone Numbers and Locations
Lists hours, phone numbers, and street addresses for all 43 Minuteman Library Network members.

Stack Exchange
An online forum for librarians to ask each other questions, share tips, ideas, and best practices, and just easily communicate- all with a searchable archive.

Library Associations