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Boston Public Library Databases

Access to Electronic Databases

The Boston Public Library provides many excellent databases for people who reside and/or work in Massachusetts. Some of those databases are also available from the BCC Learning Resources Center, others are not. 

You need a BPL card to use their databases. You can even register online for a temporary BPL eCard in order to have remote access to the databases. The registration process takes only a few seconds.

Who can get a Library Card?

You are eligible for a library card if you are: 

  • A resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • A Massachusetts property owner
  • Employed in Massachusetts
  • Attending school in Massachusetts
  • A resident of temporary housing

Those who fulfill the Massachusetts resident requirement (above) can sign up for a temporary (3 years) Boston Public Library eCard via the web.  BPL eCards are virtual library cards that allow users immediate access to all of the Boston Public Library's electronic resources, including magazine databases, downloadable audio, video and music.  eCard users who wish to check out library materials will be asked to upgrade to a standard BPL card.  For more information abouteCards, please visit the library's FAQ

Once you have applied for your eCard, you gain access to the electronic databases that are available through remote access via the BPL. Start your research.

Contact Details


Fall River Campus Library
777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2105
Location: Building A
Hours:

Spring semester hours

M-R: 7:30am - 9:00pm
F: 7:30am - 6:00pm
S: 10:00am - 6:00pm
U: 11:00am - 6:00pm


New Bedford Campus Library
188 Union Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 4009
Location: NS164
Hours:

Spring semester hours

M-R: 7:30am - 7:30pm
F: 7:30am - 4:00pm
S: 8:30am - 3:00pm
U: 8:30am - 3:00pm


Attleboro Campus Library
11 Field Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 3745
Location: 107
Hours:

Spring semester hours:

M-R: 8:00am - 7:30pm
F: 8:00am - 4:00pm
S: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Su: Closed

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Transfer Appointments in Attleboro (4/1/2015)

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