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Reader's Helpers


Discover new authors and old favorites. Find a title for every mood in either books or audio, for all ages. If you love mysteries, we have an email newsletter for you! Science fiction? Absolutely. Romance? Of course! New titles, ever week, right to your email box. Sign up now.


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Free download-able books and music. Now has MP3s that work on iPods!


Kids and teen OverdriveNew from Overdrive, our download-able book provider! If you have an eReader or mobile device or tablet that uses apps, there is now a selection for kids and teens.

Kids and teens can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks and other media appropriate for their age range and reading level. Kids can spend as much time as they want clicking away and exploring without the worry of them stumbling upon mature content.
Check it out!

Massachusetts Center for the BookCheck out the recommendations from the 2013 Massachusetts book awards.




Most databases are sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System. Others are provided by the Pembroke Public Library and may require your library card.

For one place to start your research, these are funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. From home or the library.


A to Z Maps Online The world's largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. Provided as a service from your Library! Log on with just the first 6 numbers of you Pembroke Library card in the "Library Code" box on the upper right corner! Have your Pembroke Library Card ready.

A to Z USA databaseState, County, and City information and more, for all the states!Maps, flags, photos, facts. Have your Pembroke Library Card ready.


Heritage Quest OnlineNEW!!! HeritageQuest® Online
You’ll find U.S. federal census records, family histories, published genealogies, historical books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, and more to help you trace your American ancestors’ paths across history.
This is a Library funded database, please have your Pembroke Library Card ready.

The library has, available in-house use only.

Academic OneFile

Biography in Context. Combines biographies from reference books with full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Funded by the Massachusetts Library System.

Books and Authors. Books & Authors offers new ways to explore  books, authors, genres and topics by combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian’s favorites lists.  Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction easy and fun. Funded by the Massachusetts Library System.

The Boston Globe

Britannic Annals of American HistoryBritannica Annals of American History

Britannica Encyclopedia Online
Britannica Online

Britannica Early Learning ZoneBritannica Learning Zone

Encyclopedia Britannica for KidsBritannica for Kids

Britannica School EditionBritannica School Edition

Britannica Elementary EditionBritannica School Edition-Elementary

Britannica Online Middle SchoolBritannica School Edition-Middle School

Britannica Online-High School EditionBritannica Online-High School Edition

Britannica World data AnalystBritannica World Data Analyst

Business InsightsBusiness Insights: Essentials

career transitionsCareer Transitions. Library funded.

ChiltonsChilton's. Library funded.

contemporary literary critism selectContemporary Literary Criticism Select.
Need a criticism on an author or title?

Educator's ReferenceEducator's Reference Complete

Expanded Academic ASAPExpanded Academic ASAP

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library

General Business File ASAPGeneral BusinessFile ASAP

General Business OnefileGeneral OneFile

General Reference Center GoldGeneral Reference Center Gold. Start here for journal and magazine articles!

Global Issues in ContextGlobal Issues in Context

Global Road warrior Global Road Warrior covers 175 countries with 97 categories to explore. Information includes sports, business culture, maps, people and much more. Check out the below tutorial for more information. Have your Pembroke Library Card ready.


Health and Wellness Resource CenterHealth and Wellness Resource Center

Health Resource Center AcademicHealth Reference Center Academic

InfoTrac K-12 Junior Edition

InfoTrac K-12 Student Edition

Kids Infobits

Legal formsLegal forms. Library funded.


Lincoln LibraryThe Lincoln Library of Greek and Roman Mythology. Login: pembrokelibrary, password: pembrokelibrary.


Literature Resource Center. If you need criticisms for an author, start here!

Massachusetts History Online. Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


New York Times

Novelist logoLooking for your next good book to read? Try NoveList ®. If you are looking for a series or a special character, this is the place! You will need your library card to log in.


Novelist K-8 logo

Books and authors for our younger readers.



Nursing Resource Center

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

powerspeak languagesPowerspeak languages. Library funded.

Price itPrice it! Library funded.

Science in Context

testing and educationTesting & Education Reference Center. Library funded.


Tumbliebooks   TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.



U.S History in Context. Find information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. 

World History in Context


Virtual Catalog - for items not in our catalog

Perkins School for the Blind resources for visually impaired


Government Document Sites

Central Register and Good and Services (Secretary of State, Massachusetts). The State no longer prints paper booklets for the library. This link provides the current document and back issues.

Community Resources


Library Related Links

Internet Safety

Resources for Learning


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