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Lincoln Public Library

Hours & Directions

Monday Hours 1:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday Hours 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday Hours 9:00am - 8:30pm
Thursday Hours 9:00am - 8:30pm
Friday Hours 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday Hours 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Hours Closed

We Are Closed

Please note that the library is now open with our regular Saturday schedule, 10am - 5pm, as of  Saturday, September 10.

Research Tools

Click here for an alphabetical list of databases with descriptions at the Minuteman Library Catalog.

You'll need your Lincoln Library library card number to access some of the databases. You'll log in to the Lincoln Public Library Electronic Resources Authentication page one time, and after that, your computer will allow you access to the all the databases the library pays for.

Still want more digital content?  Get a Boston Public Library eCard for access to BPL's extensive list of downloadable content (including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, downloadable music and movies) as well as their online databases.  Anyone who lives, works, attends school, or owns property in Massachusetts is eligible.

Click here for an alphabetical list of databases with descriptions at the Minuteman Library Catalog.

You'll need your Lincoln Library library card number to access some of the databases. You'll log in to the Lincoln Public Library Electronic Resources Authentication page one time, and after that, your computer will allow you access to the all the databases the library pays for.

Still want more digital content?  Get a Boston Public Library eCard for access to BPL's extensive list of downloadable content (including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, downloadable music and movies) as well as their online databases.  Anyone who lives, works, attends school, or owns property in Massachusetts is eligible.

Books & Authors

  • BookBrowse   "Your Guide to Exceptional Books": reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, books by theme, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and more.
  • NoveList Plus   Recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction for all ages. Find read-alikes and lists of award-winners.
  • Books & Authors   Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics. 
  • Literature Resource Center   Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
  • BookPage   A monthly "discovery tool for readers" with reviews and ads.
  • Recommended Reading & Viewing   Links to local book match service, local recommendations, and lists of winners of a wide variety of awards for books and films.

Children & Teens

Consumer Affairs

COVID-19 Pandemic

Education & Career

Law

  • Criminal Justice Collection - Find articles from criminal justice journals.
  • LawHelp.org - Find free legal aid programs, information and forms. (Developed and maintained by Pro Bono Net in partnership with hundreds of nonprofit legal aid, pro bono, court-based programs and libraries across the country.)
  • Gale LegalForms - Massachusetts
  • Mass211 Legal Aid  (A collaboration of United Way, Boston Children's Hospital, The Greater Boston Food Bank, and the Boston Public Health Commission)
  • Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries - Help with your legal information needs

Magazines & Journal Articles

For Research

For Browsing

Movies & Films

  • hoopla:  Movies are available along with books & audiobooks. On your first visit, you will need your library card number to set up a username and password. After that, just sign in and start borrowing: if it's listed, it's always available.
  • Kanopy:  An on-demand streaming video service offering thousands of films. On your first visit, you will need your library card number to create a free account. After that, just sign in and start borrowing.
  • Overdrive:  Movies are available along with books, audiobooks and magazines. Visit Overdrive's Help Page for step by step setup instructions on your device. For more general information about Overdrive, click here

Newspapers

Digital Daily Papers

  • Boston Herald, 2018 - current
  • The Lincoln Squirrel,  2016-current  IN LIBRARY USE ONLY. See Reference Librarian for access. "Online source for news, features, photos, events and other stuff about Lincoln, MA"
  • NYTimes.com   Library Access    HOME Access     For both in-library and home access, create an account and log in using that account. Coverage includes 1981 to Current, plus historic coverage 1851-1922. Home Access includes NY Times App and 5 Premium Archive (1923-1980) articles per day. For more information see Minuteman's NY Times FAQ
  • Wall Street Journal, 1984-current. For both in-library and home access, create an account and log in using that account.

Search Full-text Articles

Historical

Science

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Digital Edition   Library Access    HOME Access    Create an account and log in using that account. Coverage includes 1981 to Current, plus historic coverage 1851-1922. Home Access includes NY Times App and 5 Premium Archive (1923-1980) articles per day. For more information see Minuteman's NY Times FAQ

Transparent Languages

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For learners of all levels. Build your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages.  Home access  limited to Lincoln Public Library card users.

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