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  • ​Carefully selected links to Web resources with health information on over 1000 topics

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  • Drug and supplement information is available from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) via AHFS® Consumer Medication Information, and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version.

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The RML provides FREE access to electronic resources including e-newspapers (The New York Times, The Boston Globe), e-journals, and many other electronic resources for research including encyclopedias and subject databases. 

Where home access is available, a patrons library card barcode is required to log in.  


Databases are made possible by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Massachusetts Library System.

These online resources are accessible from any internet connection in the state of Massachusetts.

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OverDrive & Libby

What is the difference between the OverDrive and Libby apps?

Both Libby and OverDrive allow to you to borrow and enjoy our digital collection. 

The Libby App is the newest app from OverDrive. It is easy to navigate: you are always one-tap away from your current ebook or audiobook.

The Libby app also makes it easy to switch between multiple library collections and find all your loans and holds on one "shelf."

The OverDrive app is the "classic app", and includes some features that are not yet available in the Libby app, such as streaming video, recommendations, as well as compatibility with Kindle Fire, mp3 players, and screen readers.

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Wednesday & Friday    9 am - 5 pm

Saturdays*                   10 am-2pm

​*The library is closed on any Saturday before a Monday holiday

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