Assistance for immigrants

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Oak Bluffs Public Library is dedicated to partnering with other community agencies to offer support and resources to our immigrant community. This page lists partner organizations, resources found in the library’s Citizenship Corner, and information about other services we offer.  A Biblioteca Pública de Oak Bluffs dedica-se a parcerias com outras agências comunitárias para oferecer apoio e recursos à nossa comunidade de imigrantes. Esta página lista organizações parceiras, recursos encontrados no Espaço da Cidadania da biblioteca e informações sobre outros serviços que oferecemos.

Biblioteca em português

Nina and Junior from the Oak Bluffs Public Library discuss what library services and items are available, especially to help new comers or those unfamiliar with how libraries work in the US. Video is in English and Portuguese. Film edited by Edil Barbosa, Jr, March 2022.

Back in November 2022! Conversation Circle on Thursday nights.

Please reach out to the library with questions about Conversation Circle at 6:30 pm on Thursdays. Reach out in Portuguese or English : or call 508-693-9433.


  • = Forms, instructions, eligibility, legal changes
  • = case management, applicant accounts, statuses, FAQ, study materials
  • Check your case status or register for USCIS account here. 
  • All forms
Citizenship Application information Visa information Ask librarian
How to apply for US Citizenship How to apply for a Green Card (Permanent Residency) *Forms can be printed
Naturalization Application N-400 (Citizenship application)

Green Card application or adjustment I-485 (Permanent Residency)

Instructions for Form I-485


Mailing addresses for filing I-485

Citizenship Test updates 2020

A Guide for New Immigrants

*Library has a print copy


Study tools : use these for practice


128 Civics questions Link to USA Learns study page USALearns : register for free English and Citizenship study classes online- self-paced.
Civics Practice Test : Audio and written on USCIS website Reserve or checkout our ESL Kits today! Play games and learn English.
Browse other ESL and Citizenship study items. Reserve them from our catalog. Photo of English support resources at OBPL  


The new Citizenship Corner at Oak Bluffs Public Library supports English learning and study for the Citizenship exam. Click the photo above to see and request some ESL and study resources. O novo Canto da Cidadania na Biblioteca Pública de Oak Bluffs apóia o aprendizado e o estudo do inglês para o exame de cidadania. Clique na foto acima para ver e solicitar alguns recursos de ESL e de estudo.


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Learn English on the go with Mango Languages: free with your Oak Bluffs Library Card! Click here for instructions on downloading the APP and signing up. Many ESL lessons available, as well as over 70 foreign languages. Aprenda inglês em qualquer lugar com a Mango Languages: grátis com o seu cartão da Bibliotteca de Oak Bluffs! Clique aqui para obter instruções sobre 


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Try our other language learning study program, new this year! Transparent languages has activities for both adults and children. If you have a little one learning a language, try KidSpeak! Looking for mobile access, learn how to download the APP here. 


MVALP logoWant to take community English classes on the island? Martha’s Vineyard Adult Learning Program is at the High School in Oak Bluffs. Students can sign up in August on their website ( Testing for placement begins in September and classes start at the end of September. Classes are three nights per week – Tues, Weds, Thurs-and run September through March. 


MassLinks education LogoLooking for online ESOL learning or Adult Basic Education? Mass Links is a new program designed to educate adults using a flexible online learning model. Admissions are rolling, classes are offered at different levels and take place in the evening. They do not require proof of residency to enroll. Please see their website ( register and to ask any questions.


MIRA – Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Coalition Headquartered in Boston, MIRA is committed to running Citizenship Clinics, offering free or low cost legal advice, and partnering with other agencies to offer support and information to immigrants and refugees.  MIRA-Coalizão de Imigrantes e Refugiados de Massachusetts – Com sede em Boston, a MIRA está comprometida em administrar Clínicas de Cidadania, oferecendo consultoria jurídica gratuita ou de baixo custo e em parceria com outras agências para oferecer suporte e informações a imigrantes e refugiados.


As a recipient of a Library Science Technology Act (LSTA) grant, awarded by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), the Oak Bluffs Library has been improving our citizenship and English Language Learning services over the last two years.

The improved Citizenship Corner and English Learning program were completed in Fall 2020. The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is supported by federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

If you have questions, or need help, email our staff :, or call the library at 508-693-9433 and someone will return your call.