Celebrate by reading a poem every day!  Find out how to get a poem emailed to you daily in April

The April 2014 newsletter is now available.

E-books, audiobooks and more! Click on image below.
You need an email account and your library card to download e-content from Overdrive.

Need more ebooks, audio and video than what is available at C/W MARS?  Register for an e card at the Boston Public Library for more choices and options in e-content.

Mango - Online Learning Language System

Mango Languages

Can help you learn many languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL).  Learn and track your progress at home!  Free to Northborough Library card holders.

Library Reads

The Top Ten Books that Librarians Across the Country Love to Read

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Earn a "Web-education” through a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
MOOCs are organizations of colleges and universities that offer online courses for free. Courses generally feature a video in which an instructor describes a particular concept or skill, then gives exercises, quizzes and exams. Read an article from USA Today for more information on MOOCs
and check out these MOOC providers:

Find Local News Articles Here:
Search for full text and selected coverage in over 95 local eastern Massachusetts newspapers, including the Metrowest Daily News, the Shrewsbury Chronicle, The Northborough-Southborough Villager.
Use your library card to get more news and quality information through our reference databases

Audiobook warning:
For people with multi-disc players, occasionally a library CD will get stuck.  Please play at your own risk.  Thank you.

Join a Book Group!
 See what they're reading.
Pick up copies of the books at the Circulation Desk.
New Members Welcome!
Find more books to read and discuss on the Library's What's Good To Read page.

Display & Exhibit Space Available
Local artists are welcome to display their artwork in our Meeting Room.  A typical display is for one month.  The artist must set up and take down the artwork.  Art must be suitable for all ages.  Please contact Jean Langley, Library Director, if you are interested. (508) 393-5025, ext. 9 or library@
Our Exhibit Case in the  lobby is also available for groups to display projects, or for individuals who may have a collection of interest to the general public.  Contact Jean Langley, Library Director.
To exhibit something suitable in the children display cases, contact the Children's Room staff. (508) 393-5025 ext. 4, or childrens@northboroughlibrary.org.

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Renew - Make Lists -
Reserve Books & Movies

Our Parking Lot is One-Way Traffic
Remember to follow the arrows and signs:  please drive counterclockwise as you enter the lot.  Only the driveway is two-way.  Thank you!

Buy One - Get One Free Tickets
with your Library Card at any
evening performances.

April 11 - May 11:  WHERE the MOUNTAIN MEETS the MOON

       2013 TAX FORMS

Federal and State Tax Forms will be available on the 2nd floor beginning January 25th.  Turn left at the top of the stairs (or turn right off of the elevator), then past the desk toward the granite wall.  Forms are on the bookshelves opposite the granite wall on your right.  If you do not see the form you need, please ask at the information desk.

Get Our NEWSLETTER Delivered via E-mail
Each month we post our newsletter on this website, and we have a calendar of events page.  But if you'd like the newsletter delivered directly to your e-mail, use the form on this website, or leave your e-mail address at any public service desk in the library.  (Note that the e-mail we use to alert you about  holds or overdues, is not  on the same list for the newsletter and event notices.)

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in our library system
Books, movies, audiobooks
--updated daily--

          We have pre-loaded Kindles to borrow
                    (adult titles only)
               Come in to borrow one!


If you or someone you know can no longer read regular books, you are probably eligible for free service through the Talking Book Library in Worcester.  Go to

The Northborough Board of Health voted, in summer 2013, that no tobacco use would be allowed on the grounds of town buildings, which includes parking lots, sidewalks, and yards.
We ask your cooperation in observing this regulation.  

LIBRARY CLOSED MAY 1 & 2 (Thursday & Friday).
We are replacing carpet in the library lobby as a result of the flood caused by last winter's sprinkler pipe burst.  Because of the disruption in the high traffic area near the main entrance and circulation desk, including application of an adhesive, it would not be practical or safe to be open.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  We chose days that we are not open in the evening.
The Meeting Room and Conference Room will not be available those days (obviously) but will also not be available on Saturday, May 3, when we re-open.  Saturday is when those rooms are scheduled for the new carpet.

New Purchases at Northborough Library
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Using the Catalog
You can renew, place holds, and check due dates online.  Library staff can still do these for you, if you prefer.
Log into My Account
Type your library card number into the first box.  If it begins with "D” you must capitalize it.
Type your password into the second box.
          For library cards created before June 1, 2012:  Your password is your LAST NAME all in CAPS. You can change your password on your second login.
          For library cards created after June 1, 2012:  Your password is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
If that doesn't work, call the library, 508-393-5025 x6.