General Reference


Our large collection of statewide databases is brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Massachusetts Library System with state funds and federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.

Note for home users: Please use your library card barcode if asked for a library password

If you have any problems accessing these databases, please contact the library at 508-693-9433.

Kanopy Video Streaming

To use this service you must be an Oak Bluffs Library patron. 

Stream contemporary and classic movies, documentaries, instructional videos and TV shows on any of your devices. With over 30,000 titles, including the Criterion Collection, the options are endless! Easy searching by subject, genre, or title allows for browsing or planned viewing. Customized closed captioning and foreign language options are available on some titles.  Oak Bluffs library patrons get 10 credits each month; they reset on the first of the month. (1 credit =one movie or one TV episode)

Set up your account:

  1. Click icon below or go to
  2. Go to “sign up” in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Set up an account with a user name and password.
  4. Confirm your email address
  5. Find your library: Oak Bluffs Public Library
  6. Enter your library card number and pin.
  7. Start viewing!

Note: There is also a Kanopy APP available for download onto your Apple or Android device. Set up instructions are the same as above.

Click icon to access Kanopy website.

Need help? Go to Kanopy’s help center

Visit the Oak Bluffs Library on GoodReads to see all the latest in staff picks!


NoveList is a website designed to help readers find new and interesting reading material. It offers book lists, reviews, book & author read-a-likes, and more! Please remember that you need an Oak Bluffs library barcode number in order to log-in! 

Click the picture below to access:



Mango Languages


The Oak Bluffs Public Library is proud to announce that it is carrying the online language-learning software by Mango Languages. This premier website for libraries is a unique way to learn a foreign language. The library’s subscription currently offers 72 language courses, including Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and ESL for Brazilian Portuguese speakers.

Access Mango Languages on the web  |  Download the Mango Languages App to your mobile device

Mango instructions for ESL

Ancestry Library Edition

The library has purchased a subscription to the Ancestry Library Edition website, a valuable resource for genealogy research. Over 5 billion names in approximately 3,400 databases, the website provides users with access to census, court, land, and many other records from the United States, Canada, and some European countries (including the UK).

The website may only be accessed from inside the library, simply click on the Ancestry Library Edition icon from the desktop of any public computer (except Children’s & Library Catalog computers).

If you would like to learn more about how to use Ancestry Library Edition please refer to the help link on the Ancestry Library Edition website or speak with a librarian!