Library Databases

Subscription Databases

Available free to Millicent Library cardholders. In most cases you have to enter your barcode or create an account to get access.


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Statewide Databases - Reference and research on topics including Arts & Humanities, Biography, Business, Careers & Education, Encyclopedias, Environment, E-Reference Books, General Reference, Health & Nursing, History, Home & Travel, K-12 Resources, Literature, Boston Globe, New York Times, Science & Technology, Social Sciences.

Databases are made possible by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Massachusetts Library System.

America's Historical Newspapers Logo America’s Historical Newspapers 1690-1922 - Explore articles covering 1690 to 1922 from all 50 states. Credible, vetted sources support genealogical research, homework assignments and more.
America's News Logo America’s News - Introducing America’s News from @NewsBank. Discover current and archived news from credible sources across the U.S. and locally including the Fall River Herald News, Cape Cod Times, Brockton Enterprise, Boston Herald and more. Find multiple perspectives and useful information on topics in areas such as business, health, social issues and more.
Cornell Lab Birds of the World Logo with an illustration of a bird Birds of The World Online - Birds of the World is a powerful resource that brings deep, scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology into a single platform where biologists and birders can find comprehensive life history information on birds. Every bird has a story.
Consumer Reports Logo Consumer Reports - Our library provides free access to ConsumerReports.Org, a buying advice tool that will ensure you get the best deal or product. You can use it to find reliable ratings and reviews for thousands of products and help you make the most of your time and money. You can also access money-saving advice and tips, buying guides, videos and more.
Driving Test Free Practice Driving Tests Logo, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, offers free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons.
Heritage Hub Logo Heritage Hub - Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.
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Hoopla offers audiobooks, eBooks, comics and manga, music, movies, TV, and more with BingePass, all available 24/7 with no holds and no waiting. To get started, simply visit or download the hoopla app from your device’s app store, and sign up w your Millicent Library card.

Kanopy Logo Films that Matter Kanopy -

Get free access to thousands of movies with your library card. Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more. Simply add your Millicent Library card number and PIN or password.

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Libby, by OverDrive - Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started. Learn more at
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers Logo Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers - Provides an as-it-happened window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America that is of interest to both professional and general researchers. With 1.8 million pages available, the collection features publications of all kinds, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century's end.
NoveList Plus Logo NoveList Plus - Looking for your next book? Want to find a new author? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? We have a great solution called NoveList Plus. It helps readers of all ages find books that match their reading level and interests. Use it to find read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors.
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Are you funny and witty? Fast-paced and spunky? Quiet and courageous? Do you like to read about animals who act like humans? Do you like big and bold illustrations? NoveList K-8 Plus has you covered! It helps readers of all ages find books that match their reading level and interests.

  Local history resources from the Debra A. Charpentier Archives and Special Collections
Barnacle Cover Masthead Logo The Barnacle -

The Barnacle, a free, biweekly news magazine serving the New Bedford Fishing industry and Maritime interests available on the Internet Archive. It ran from 1990 and 1993.

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Fairhaven Annual Reports - Annual reports for the town of Fairhaven (1847-2010, 1857-2010 bulk). Early town reports consisted of financial reporting by the Selectmen and the School Committee. Financial reporting from other town departments began appearing in the reports by 1880.


Annual reports from 2011- present are located on the Fairhaven Select Board's website.

Fairhaven Cemetery Records Logo Fairhaven Cemetery Records -

Searchable database to locate Fairhaven burials. It includes three cemeteries: Naskatucket, Riverside, and Woodside. When complete, it will contain the records of more than 25,000 burials. The information is based on cemetery records, town records, and field research at the cemeteries themselves. The database also includes cemeteries that are on private property and inaccessible to the public.

The Huttlestonian Yearbook Cover Fairhaven High School Yearbooks, The Huttlestonian - Located on the Internet Archive, the collection runs from 1923 – 2019. There are a few missing. Portraits of students did not appear in the Huttlestonian until the late 1920s and were limited to class officers and student organizations. Senior portraits began to be included in 1930. Digitization was made possible by the Regional Digitization in Massachusetts, funded by LSTA Grant and administered by the Boston Public Library.
Fairhaven Star Banner The Fairhaven Star (1879-1967) - Fairhaven's newspaper, founded in 1879 by Charles Dean Waldron is a source for local news and opinion for nearly 10 decades. The digitization of the Fairhaven Star was made possible by funds provided by the Community Preservation Act.
Fairhaven Vital Records Logo Fairhaven Vital Records, 1844-1899 -

Birth, death, and marriage records of the Town of Fairhaven. In addition to the dates of life events, many entries include the cause of death, names of parents and spouses, and place of birth.

Lost Fishermen Logo Lost Fishermen - A database dedicated to local fishermen lost at sea. Includes biographical information, vessel details, incident accounts, and photographs. This is an ongoing research project.