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Student Assignments and Projects

The Newburyport Public Library has tons of great resources for young adults in need of materials for school assignments, from print books on a variety of topics to in-depth scholarly databases. Teachers may request help procuring materials for upcoming assignments using the Upcoming Assignments Form.

Tours and Visits

How to arrange a visit

The library must consider staffing constraints, available space, and other programs before accommodating class visits. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance. To arrange a visit, contact Allison Privitera, Head of Children’s & Teen Services, at (978-465-4428 x 4) at least 48 hours before you hope to visit, even if you are not seeking a tour or other engagement from staff.

Please remind students of the following expectations prior to every visit:

  • Teachers, please check in with library staff upon arrival. We will advise you about where students should leave their personal effects that day so that they don’t create tripping hazards. Students should be mindful at all times that there are patrons in the building trying to work, access materials, and enjoy a pleasant and calm environment.
  • Books in the library are organized in a very specific way. Students should not attempt to reshelve a book if they don’t know exactly where it goes.
  • Students should bring their physical library cards with them to the Library. We have the capability to look up accounts (provided it is the student’s own card and not that of a caregiver), but this can be very time-consuming. The physical card eliminates that issue.

Online Resources

Library Catalog
Online databases

EBSCO (Middle Search Plus, EBSCO Animals, Primary Search, Science Reference Center, Newspaper Source, NoveList)

General Help

Homework Central


Using Primary Sources on the Web
How to find, evaluate, and cite primary resources available on the Web

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