Take the Library home with you. 

If you’re unable to come to the Library, we will bring it to you! All you’ll need is your Newbury Town Library card. We have multiple sources to learn about and utilize online reading materials, from fictional stories to newspaper articles to scholarly research. Check out what’s below and dig in!

UPDATE on Libby!

Beginning on January 4, 2023 you will need your library PIN to access Libby and OverDrive. If you don’t know your pin, you can always contact us to reset it for you or you can do it yourself online following this information.

Mango LanguagesNEW June 2023

Mango Languages offers self-paced courses in a wide variety of languages. (60 and counting!) It also features ESL instruction, tailored for speakers of more than a dozen languages. Mango is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start, immersing you in real, everyday vocabulary.

Consumer Reports OnlineNEW March 2023

Whether you are looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides trusted ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.


Hoopla is a free digital media service that allows NTL cardholders to borrow e-books, e-audio, e-music, e-movies and e-television to enjoy on a computer, tablet or phone. With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded for offline enjoyment later. To get started, download the Hoopla app and enter your library card number and pin. Or go to www.hoopladigital.com and register. Want to learn more? Check out this short video about HOOPLA.


Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more, for children and adults. Enjoy unlimited classes and projects you’ll love that nurture your creative soul. Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters, and makers.

Libby (from Overdrive)

Did you know the NTL has thousands of ebooks and e-audiobooks? You can borrow them instantly and for free, using just the device in your hand. Get the app for your phone or tablet!

eBooks (from Overdrive)

eBooks from OVERDRIVE! Explore titles available to read on your Kindle, computer, iPad, iPhone, Android or compatible eBook reader through Overdrive.

eAudiobooks (from Overdrive)

eAudiobooks from OVERDRIVE! Explore titles available to read on your Kindle, computer, iPad, iPhone, Android or compatible eBook reader through Overdrive. Need help getting started?

 eMagazines (from Overdrive)

Browse – Checkout – and Read magazines in your browser – and download to mobile apps with eMagazines from OVERDRIVE! Get started by creating a new account in the online browser site. Checkout a magazine or download mobile apps and log in with your same credentials. (Create your account online before downloading the mobile apps.) Once you checkout a magazine you may keep it as long as you wish.

eMovies (Kanopy and KanopyKids)

The popular, on-demand film streaming service, Kanopy, is available for free to NTL patrons. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting newburylibrary.kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Offering what the New York Times calls ͞a garden of cinematic delights, Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Try it out today!

For Kanopy Kids, visit: https://newburylibrary.kanopy.com/kids


Use your library card to access over 500 free online courses through Universal Class. Universal Class offers the highest quality online courses for patrons interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

  • Over 500 courses, both self-paced and instructor-led
  • Enroll in up to 5 classes at a time
  • 24/7 access to courses through the library’s website
  • Certified instructors available to answer your questions and assess your performance
  • Connect with other students for an authentic classroom experience
  • Accredited as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education Training (IACET), offering continuing education units on all qualifying courses


As a Newbury Town Library and MVLC member library card holder, you have access to high-quality local, state, and regionally funded online resources of full-text periodicals, health and business resources, biographical and literary databases, as well as general research resources available online in the library or from home. Home access to online resources is possible by inputting your 14-digit public library barcode number.


Access to AncestryLibrary from home has been discontinued by Ancestry. It is available on any device within the Newbury Town Library.


Use your library card to access the Boston Globe and the New York Times.

RMV Practice Tests

The Newbury Town Library has partnered with driving-tests.org to provide patrons with free, ad-free, and registration-free Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) practice tests for car, motorcycle, and commercial vehicle licenses. Perfect for the learner’s permit test, driver’s license test, and refresher test for seniors.

*BPL eCard

Access more eResources through the Boston Public Library with a BPL eCard – available to all Massachusetts residents online! https://www.bpl.org/ecard/

Resume Builder
Need a great resume? Want to use an easy interface? Now you can create resumes using Got Resume Builder through the Newbury Town Library. Explore Got Resume Builder’s templates and tips for making your resume stand out at Got Resume Builder.

Free Lynda.com Courses on Remote Work, Job Searching and More
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the global economy, as many people are now either working remotely or, unfortunately, not working at all. To help in this time, Lynda.com has unlocked courses to help your patrons stay productive while working from home or, for those who lost their jobs, build out their job search strategy to find a new one. Visit the LinkedIn Learning Blog to find links and more information on following free “learning paths” to help job seekers, educators, remote workers and more. The free courses in these learning paths will help:

2024 Massachusetts Municipal Guide

The 2024 guide to municipalities by county, state and regional contacts, state house of representatives, state senate, US congress, and federal program contacts.