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Lynnfield Public Library

Online Databases

The Library offers access to many specialized online resources that you can access remotely 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your home, school, or office. These research tools are funded through the Library, the NOBLE network and the state’s regional library system, and many of them are only available to library card holders. Click on the links below, and when asked, type in your 14-digit library card number. If you don’t have a library card, stop by the Circulation Desk at the Library. (If you are in the library on one of our computers, you do not need to type in your library card number to access these databases.)

If you are unable to access any of the following databases, and are not a Lynnfield resident, go to NOBLE Reference Databases

America’s GenealogyBank NEW!
Easily search and browse millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements and more from 1652 to the present. Includes historical newspapers, books and documents, along with modern obituaries and the Social Security Death Index.

Boston Globe (ProQuest)
Search current and back issues of the Boston Globe.

Search for publications and images in Master File Premier, Academic Search Elite, Business Source Premier, Health Source–Consumer Edition, Health Source–Nursing/Academic Edition, MEDLINE, ERIC, EBSCO Animals, and Middle Search Plus. Find articles, images and more.

Find popular series fiction by title, author, or characters.  Find the correct order of hundreds of series!

HeritageQuest   NEW!
Search through census data from 1790 to 1930 and other public records for your genealogical research needs.

Magill’s Medical Guide
Search the entire, full text of the popular Magill’s Medical Encyclopedia.

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more!  (This database is available to Lynnfield residents only.)

Massachusetts Statewide Databases (Gale)
Magazines, journals, newspapers, and encyclopedia for all ages!  Get access to thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers (including New York Times 1985+ and Boston Globe 1980+), Encyclopaedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History, newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12 resources and electronic reference books..

National Book Search (OCLC)
Look for books and other library items in a nation-wide database.

New York Times (Gale)
Search the current and archived editions of the New York Times with over two million articles, updated daily.

Search for titles, authors, series. With a database of over 143,00 fiction titles for readers of all ages, you can find what to read, or what to read next!

NoveList K-8 Plus NEW!
Specifically for younger readers,  this database helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents and teachers can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers – including help with Common Core!


We have the following databases available to use in the Library only.  You’ll have to use one of the Library Internet computers to access these databases.

Ancestry Library Edition
Includes information from over 8,000 individual databases.  It covers census, vital, church, court, and immigration records for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and a number of other countries.