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Our electronic resources you access to a library of online content. In addition to eBooks and digital audiobooks, we have databases for consumer ratings, language learning, academic research, business and financial data, genealogy, and more. We also list recommended websites for topics such as homework, job-hunting, and online learning.

You can access most of our digital content anywhere with your library card. A few databases are for use in the library only.

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Boston Public Library Databases

The Boston Public Library provides additional databases to Massachusetts residents.

Highlights include eBooks and audiobooks, streaming music and video, Zinio digital magazines, Learning Express practice tests, Mergent Online, National Geographic Virtual Library, the Oxford English Dictionary, and research databases such as ERIC and JSTOR.

To use these resources, register for a BPL eCard.