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Statewide Databases

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, New York Times, Science & Technology, Social Sciences

Also includes Encyclopedia Britannica, the Boston Globe (from 1980) and New York Times (from 1985) and MUCH more.

Only available to Massachusetts residents, the links work by geolocation…they know where you are!

The Fairhaven Star newspaper (1879-1967) is now online!

The digital archive is made possible by the Community Preservation Act and the Millicent Library.
It is at

Millicent Library Databases

The databases below are subscriptions paid for by the Millicent Library and according to the contract are only available to Millicent Library cardholders.
In most cases you have to enter your barcode to get access.


Birds of North
America Online
home access



in-library only


Note that for Overdrive & Hoopla you can gets apps if you want to use them on your mobile device. Except for Overdrive, you must have a fine-free Fairhaven card to download items.

eBooks, Audiobooks

new app
for Overdrive

Music, TV,
eBooks & More

drive-test The Millicent Library announces a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons.
Click here to get started

NoveList Plus! – through the SAILS network

novplus NoveList Plus! — if you’ve ever wondered what you should read next, you will love this. If your favorite author is on vacation, between books or (heaven forbid) has passed away, you can go to one of their books and select a “read-alike.” You can browse, or add in a theme, genre or even make up something like “romance and zombies.” Really. And it’s not just for fiction. There are many features and this database has been around for over 20 years and we were lucky to be able to get it again through the SAILS network.
novk8plus NoveList K-8 Plus! — this is the equally awesome version of NoveList Plus only with a concentration on children’s literature.
It’s really worth looking at, especially for all the young readers who can’t get enough to read!

Boston Public LIbrary

BPL-logo The Boston Public Library as the “Library of the Commonwealth” provides library services to Massachusetts residents. Sign up for an e-Card and you can have access to a variety of resources, including magazines, database, e-books,and more. Well worth a visit. You can also go to the BPL, get a card and check things out as a resident of the Commonwealth.

Reference eBooks

gvrl Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of reference books purchased by the library supplemented by the state (they are included in the statewide databases above.
They are great for high school reports or just for browsing. Lots of specialized history and literature books, including the useful “For Students” series.
salem Salem Press eBooksHistory, literature and psychology titles.
greyhouse From the publisher of Weiss and the Street Ratings, here are a couple of interesting ebooks:
Nations 2015
Value of a Dollar 1860-2014