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.

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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! 

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Cape Cod Times (11/1/1998 to current)

Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Cape Cod Times.



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

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!