Online Resources

Massachusetts Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)

The Commonwealth Catalog extends your search beyond your local library’s resources. In one easy step, you can search through millions of items at participating libraries across Massachusetts to find the books, DVDs, and music you’re looking for. Make a request using your barcode & PIN; then the item will be delivered right to your local library for quick pick up. You know what you want — let the Commonwealth Catalog help you get it.

America’s Genealogy Bank

America’s Genealogy Bank allows patrons to 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. Requires a valid Atheneum library card number to enter the site.

Nantucket Independent Newspaper

Search the Nantucket Independent newspaper to find local information on community issues and events, business, education, health, government and more. Archives span from March 3, 2005 to present. Requires a valid Atheneum library card number to enter the site.

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC)

The MBLC provides access to essential library and information resources, including searchable catalogs of more than 400 libraries in Massachusetts, millions of full-text articles in scholarly and general interest magazines, and full-text Massachusetts newspapers.

MBLC Databases

These databases provide access to web-based electronic resources that contain thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, newswires, business directories, investment reports, biographies, health and prescription drug information, literature reviews, and more. Search the databases.

MBLC Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections Directory

This directory provides access to the holdings of more than 650 repositories in the Commonwealth, including libraries, archives, historical societies and town clerk’s offices. Search the Archive.