Databases to use with:
Databases to use with your SPENCER Library Card.
Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more. Unique primary sources, local & family histories.
Collection of U.S. military records; hundreds of millions of records.
Ancestry Library Edition
Genealogy collection 200+ billion images in 7,000 unique databases
The world’s most popular online genealogy resource. THIS DATABASE IS IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY.
eBooks, Databases, videos and more
You will need your library card number and PIN. (If you do not know your C/WMARS pin: come in or call the library @ 508-885-7513.)
The easiest way to find eBooks and other online resources in this collection is to submit a search using the Commonwealth eBook Collections.
eBook Collection consists of primary sources, historical documents, images, video…
Boston Public Library (BPL) eCards has a large collection of eBooks, audio books, videos, music, magazines & other online. All residents of Massachusetts can use the Boston Public Library’s electronic resources. Sign up for a BPL eCard to get started.
Massachusetts Historical Collections
This collection provides access to photographs, manuscripts, books, audio recordings, and other materials of historical interest.
The State Library of Massachusetts digital photograph collection predominantly consists of the 26th Yankee Division soldiers who served in World War I.
This collection donated by the Boston Globe in 1935, represents over 8,500 soldiers from MA and other areas in the northeast and contains over 11,000 images. Accompanying many of these photographs are “cut slips” produced by Boston Globe staff, which include biographical and military information, as well as newspaper clippings.
Massachusetts Statewide Databases
Find information on just about anything. This database includes the Boston Globe, New York Times, magazines, health, medical, sports, biography, gardening, business, global issues, travel, history, careers, tourism, information for children, and much more!
There is now one Access My Library app for all types of libraries. You no longer need to download separate apps for different library types. The app is currently available only for iOS and Android devices.