NoveList 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!
NoveList 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: Find Your Next Read…subscribe to our e-mail booklist newsletter, with titles linked to the library catalog to make it easy to find and request books.
Use your library card to access local and national newspapers.
- Melrose Free Press
- Boston Herald
- Boston Globe
- The New York Times
- Boston Metropolitan Collection
- Easy English News
Creativebug is our newest digital resource! Nurture your creative side with 1000+ video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing & more! Using your library card and PIN, create your own account for free and get crafting!
EBSCOhost offers high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers recognized by library professionals, chosen to meet the specific needs of researchers.
Explora is an easy-to-use database of articles from different academic journals, popular magazines, reference works, primary source documents, and news videos, including the JAMA, Foreign Affairs, Time, People, Consumer Reports and so much more!
LearningExpress 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 and Libby: With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks and magazines from your library. Start exploring to see what’s out there.
Hoopla is a digital media service that allows Melrose residents* to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! There are no holds and no waiting. see more…
*Non-residents should contact their home library for information on accessing hoopla.
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!
Morningstar Investment Research Center is an easy to navigate database helping both novice and veteran investors reach their investment goals.
ScienceFlix™ is an online resource that focuses on engaging subject-area science content for students spanning grades 4-9. ScienceFlix units help hone literacy skills while bolstering understanding of crucial subjects relating to science, technology, and engineering.
Language and ESL Programs
Pronunciator: a fun and free way to learn any of 87 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
Ancestry.com: Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.
Massachusetts RMV passenger, motorcycle, and commercial driver’s license manuals and practice tests.
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.