Online Resources

As a Newburyport Public Library and MVLC library card holder, you may access high-quality local, state, and regionally funded databases of full-text periodicals, health and business resources, and genealogical databases from home or within the library. 

Access online resources from home by entering your 14-digit public library barcode number. Databases funded by the Newburyport Public Library are available for at-home use by Newburyport Public Library cardholders only.

Massachusetts residents can access additional e-resources via the Boston Public Library by registering for an e-card.

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  • MVLC
    • Merrimack Valley Library Consortium website provides access to the online library catalog, MVLC member library websites, and other MVLC member library services.
  • Commonwealth Catalog
    • Request items from libraries throughout Massachusetts.
  • Kanopy Streaming Video
    Stream over 30,000 award-winning documentaries, acclaimed indie, classic, and educational films, and a variety of unique visual content on any computer, television, mobile device or platform with the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. For NPL card holders. Funded by the Newburyport Public Library
  • Libby (formerly Overdrive) E-Books, E-Audio, Magazines and Video
    Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) offers free digital audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and videos to download. Materials are compatible with PC, Kindle and most mobile devices. Use your MVLC card to borrow additional titles from libraries across the state. Funded by the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium and the Newburyport Public Library
  • American Ancestors [In Library ONLY]
    Genealogy information, including Massachusetts Vital Records.
    Funded by the Newburyport Public Library
  • Ancestry: Library Edition Online [In Library ONLY] [From Home thru 12/31/21]
    Genealogy information including: US and UK Census Data, Vital Records, Military Records, Immigration Records.
    Funded by the Newburyport Public Library
  • Family Search
    Genealogy resources from over 100 countries, over a billion names and images. NPL is an Affiliate Site—many restricted items available on-site using public library computers or Wi-fi connection.
    Funded by the Newburyport Public Library
  • HeritageQuest Online
    Genealogy information, including: US Federal Census, Family Histories, and Revolutionary War Records.
    Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections Directory
    Guide and locator of collections residing in Massachusetts libraries, archives, historical societies and town clerk’s offices.
    Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

  • Mango Languages
    Learn conversation skills in 48 different languages, including English as a Second Language. 
    Funded by the Newburyport Public Library
  • America’s Newspapers from NewsBank (Currently experiencing link error. Thank you for your patience as we address this issue)
    National newspapers including USA Today, Boston Herald and Christian Science Monitor, and 35 Massachusetts newspapers including Newburyport Daily News, Record Citizen, Eagle Tribune, Salem News, and Gloucester Daily Times. Popular magazines are also available.
    Funded by the Newburyport Public Library
  • Boston Globe from Proquest
    Boston Globe from 1980 to the current edition.
    Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • New York Times Funded by the Newburyport Public Library
    • [In Library] Click on link and create an account with your email address to use the New York Times online at the Newburyport Public Library.
    • [From HomeNewburyport Public Library card holders enter library card number and redeem code on next page. Create or log in with a NYT account. Code provides access for 24 hours. Return to this page after 24 hours for a new code and log in for continued access. Code redemption from this page required for NYT mobile apps and desktop use.
  • Wall Street Journal Newburyport Public Library card holders enter library card number, create a free WSJ account, with 3 days continuous access. After three days, return to this page, click the Wall Street Journal link again and log in as an existing user with your original WSJ username and password. Funded by the Newburyport Public Library

  • AtoZ Databases en Español Acceso a más de 220 millones de listados residenciales, listados de profesionales de la salud, 1,1 millones y 30 millones de perfiles de negocios. Esta solución simple, fácil de usar, basada en la web proporciona detalles acerca de cada negocio y cada hogar dentro de los Estados Unidos. 
  • Encyclopedia Britanica Escolar K-8
  • Mango Languages Mango es un sistema de aprendizaje de idiomas en línea que enseña habilidades de conversación en 48 idiomas diferentes, incluido el inglés como segundo idioma (ESL).
    Funded by the Newburyport Public Library
  • Spanish Reference Center