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Boston Public Library (BPL) eResources
Residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are entitled to register for a BPL eCard and access databases, electronic resources and a variety of materials that are available from the Boston Public Library (BPL). To register for a BPL eCard, applicants must meet any of the following criteria:

  • Reside permanently in Massachusetts.
  • Live in-state for most of the year to attend school.
  • Commute to a Massachusetts employer on a sustained and regular basis (primary place of work).
  • Own property (real estate) in Massachusetts.

For additional information about registering for a BPL eCard, please consult Boston Public Library’s eCard FAQ on their website. Boston Public Library  makes available its resources to the Commonwealth as part of its status as the Library of the Commonwealth. The Library for the Commonwealth is a state funded program by BPL which  provides services to anyone who lives or works in Massachusetts. Additional information about this program is available on BPL’s website.


Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Storrs Library Patrons are limited to 10 Hoopla check-outs per calendar month.

Need More Help on using Hoopla?


Kanopy is a dedicated video streaming service featuring over 30,000 films including independent and world cinema, documentaries, instructional films, T.V. series and many other genres. These videos can be viewed on a range of devices by downloading the appropriate app. Storrs Library cardholders can stream up to 8 titles per month.

Click for more information on using Kanopy


With Libby you can borrow free ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your library. All you need is a library card.  The Libby app allows library patrons to search and borrow items from several Massachusetts Library Networks, including Boston Public, CLAMS, Merrimack Valley, Minuteman, NOBLE, Old Colony, SAILS, and CW MARS.

Libby is compatible with most devices, except Kindle. For instructions on how to use Libby on your Kindle, click here or stop by the Reference Desk.
To start using Libby, click here.
To learn how to browse items in Libby, including eMagazines, click here.

NEW  Webinars and Online Events

Storrs Library is now offering access to webinars and virtual discussions, & book talks from some of today’s bestselling authors!  Click on the link above to see Upcoming Speakers and Past Events Recordings.

Brought to you in partnership with The Library Speakers Consortium.

Online Learning & Research


NEW   Creativebug
Creativebug has thousands of award-winning arts & crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artist.  Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers.


Consumer Reports
Get unbiased ratings and reviews for 9000+ products and services from Consumer Reports Online, plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most. Patron can access this service using their Storrs Library Card and Pin.


Gale Resources Online
Gale PowerSearch is a platform that offers comprehensive access to authoritative reference, periodical and primary source information.


Gale Resource: Legal Forms
Gale Legal Forms contain official Federal and State (Massachusetts) legal forms.
Select Legal Forms from the Gale Menu


Gale Resource: PebbleGo
Discover animals and learn about new .
Select PebbleGo from the Gale Menu


Gale Resource: Peterson’s – Career Prep
Supports Users building resumes, job hunting, or searching for careers..
Select Peterson’s – Career Prep from the Gale Menu


Gale Resource: Peterson’s – Test Prep
Test Prep including practice tests, review prep and more
Select Peterson’s Test Prep from the Gale Menu


Gale Resource: Transparent Language
Languages learning resource with 100+ languages.
Select Transparent Language from the Gale Menu

Massachusetts Municipal Guide
A listing of Massachusetts municipalities sorted by county, federal program contacts, selected state offices including the Massachusetts State House of Representatives and the Massachusetts State Senate and U.S. Congress.


Ancestry Library Edition
ProQuest has partnered with to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.
Ancestry Library Edition is Only available within the Library.


Heritage Quest Online
HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.



The Jet Jotter: Longmeadow High School’s student newspaper
Longmeadow High School’s Jet Jotter is a completely student-run publication.  Members range in grade from freshmen to seniors, all of whom are passionate about reporting, interviewing, and writing stories. Bimonthly editions are distributed school- and town-wide. While there is an online division, the Jet Jotter is primarily a print publication.


The New York Times Online
Redeem code for 72 hours of free unlimited article access.

Directions to access this digital addition:

  • Click on the link above, The New York Times Online, to redeem your code for digital access.
  • The first time, you will have to sign up by supplying an email address and password.
  • After that, you will need to come back to Storrs eResource page and click on The New York Times Online
    • If your code has expired, just redeem another code and login using the Log In link at the bottom of this page.  You will use the email address and password you supplied to create the account to log in.
    • If your code is still valid (within the 72 hour period),  when you try to redeem another code a message will display, It looks like you’re already a Subscriber,  just go to the top of that page and click on the NY Times Logo.

NewsBank provides public libraries with Web-based access to tens of millions of articles and video clips from local, state, regional, national and international news sources.



Kirkus Reviews
Kirkus Reviews is published on the first and 15th of each month, previews books before their publication and confers the annual Kirkus Prize to authors of fiction, nonfiction, and young readers’ literature.


NoveList Plus
NoveList Plus is a database of book recommendations.  Unique story elements like appeal, genre, and theme make it easy for you to find books you are interested in.  Read-alike and Listen-alike recommendations are available for titles, authors, and series.  NoveList search results appear in the CW MARS catalog, making it possible to see next titles in a series or view read-alikes.  To enjoy additional features from NoveList Plus, please sign in to the database using your CW MARS library card number and password.