Digital Library

novelisplusNoveList Plus: 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!



novelistk-8NoveList K-8 Plus: 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!


Nextreads NextReads: Discover and share your next book



newsbankBoston Metro Collection: Web-based access to the most extensive full-text collection of news published in and around Boston.


EBSCO: 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.


LEL_Logo_VerticalLearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.


eBooks & Audiobooks

overdrive Overdrive: OverDrive libraries add to their collections from a catalog of over 2 million eBooks, audiobooks, and videos. Start exploring to see what’s out there.



Kids eReading Graphic_404x404 Overdrive for Kids: Take a look at this OverDrive collection, designed just for children and teens.  It’s a great way to narrow down the options to just what suits You!




Language and ESL Programs

pronunciator-695x270Pronunciator: a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages. Library members may access this program with a library card number and account password at the library, from home, or on a mobile device. Not sure of your card number or password – stop by the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk and we can get you started.



ProCitizen | Preparing you for U.S. Citizenship



Genealogy Resources

The Melrose Public Library offers access to in the library on our public computers. Please see a reference librarian for more information.

Consumer Resources

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General Research


Electronic Resources at your Library (Gale): Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is a leading publisher and aggregator providing educational content, tools, services and other resources to academic libraries.

Encyclopedia Britannica: Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites.

Boston Globe Online: Search current and back issues of the Boston Globe.

NOBLE Member Libraries: The libraries in the NOBLE Network.