New Brunswick Free Public Library

60 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick NJ 08901
732.745.5108
nbfpl@lmxac.org

New Brunswick Free Public Library

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ONLINE RESOURCES

Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to an extensive collection of eBooks in virtually any subject, including health, business, careers, history, literature, biography, science, and many more. Begin your search immediately from the above widget!

Listen NJ
Search for, check out, and download eBooks and/or audiobooks using your library card on E-Library NJ! The New Brunswick Free Public Library has access to eLibrary NJ through the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium. (You will not find NBFPL listed under libraries on this website; you will instead see LMXAC.)

One Click Digital
Download classic books from OneClickDigital! After a quick one-time account set-up process, New Brunswick library cardholders can access 200 Classic e-audiobook titles and 85 Classic e-Book titles using this new library subscription.

Zinio
Download magazines with Zinio! With a library card from any of the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium, you have unlimited simultaneous access to digital magazines that can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. You can browse the complete magazine including full color picture and ads. All for free!


Digitized Newspapers & More

Go to our Local History page to find out about our collections of digitized newspapers, as well as other local history and genealogical resources available online!


Research Databases

The New Brunswick Free Public Library offers a variety of databases for research. Library card holders can access a multitude of materials using their card number. To access a database click on its icon or link. Databases available from home will bring you to a log in page: Enter in the numbers on the back of your library card for access. For those databases that this library subscribes to separately (not those available through JerseyClicks.com), only New Brunswick Free Public Library card numbers can be used for remote access.

General Information/Multiple Subjects


(Access limited to in library use, or accessed through JerseyClicks.com)
Check out the many different EBSCO databases, on various subjects, that we subscribe to here. Many provide full text articles from numerous journals covering almost every academic topic and area of interest. They are also accessible from home through www.jerseyclicks.org.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to an extensive collection of eBooks in virtually any subject, including health, business, careers, history, literature, biography, science, and many more.


This is a portal to multiple databases provided by the NJ State Library. Patrons can log on with their library card number to access full text articles on Health, Business, Education, History and also magazine and newspaper articles.
~Note from the State Library: "Based upon available funds, and with the input of the Statewide Database Advisory Committee, library staff and residents will see the following changes on July 1, 2014 to those databases that are part of Jersey Clicks.

  • Current databases that will be discontinued: (Ebsco) Biography Collection Complete, Health Source-Consumer Edition, Salud en Espanol; (Gale) Informe, Small Business Resource Center, Nursing Resource Center with Nursing and Allied Health and Legal Forms for New Jersey.
  • New databases that will be available: Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Legal Information Reference Center and Small Business Reference Center."
    {*The new resources cannot be activated until the state budget has passed. They will be activated as soon as possible.}

World Book Online Reference Center
(Use your New Brunswick library card number as your log-in number to access from home.)
A powerful reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers. In addition to the entire World Book Encyclopedia, this site features hundreds of thousands of complete e-books and primary source documents. It also has computer and web tutorials, "How to..." guidance, and government resources.

World Book Online Info Finder
(Use your New Brunswick library card number as your log-in number to access from home.)
For students doing homework and research. Based on the World Book Encyclopedia, the site features rich multimedia, a collection of age appropriate science fair projects, a Biography Center, virtual tours, video showcases, links to current events and world newspapers, etc.

World Book Discover
(Use your New Brunswick library card number as your log-in number to access from home.)
Designed for ESL, ELL and adult literacy students. Students can hear articles read aloud, translate the articles into 30+ different languages, and watch interactive videos of various subjects.

World Book Hispanica
(Use your New Brunswick library card number as your log-in number to access from home.)
A comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia that includes nearly 100,000 articles, along with thousands of images, maps, videos and interactive media. It is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.

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Business


access from inside the library or from home
(Use your New Brunswick library card number as your log-in number to access from home.)
This Business-to-Business Directory contains information on more than 27,000 New Jersey service and manufacturing companies with 11 or more employees.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to an extensive collection of eBooks in virtually any subject, including business.


This is a portal to multiple databases provided by the NJ State Library. Patrons can log on with their library card number to access information on various subjects, including business.

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Career/Jobs

Job and Career Accelerator
(Also available through JerseyClicks.com.)
Another database provided by the New Jersey State Library, this resource helps you to create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. It also provide access to millions of job listings. (See more at NJ Works.)

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Genealogy


(Access limited to in-library-use only.)
Search for your ancestors through a variety of resources including U.S. Census Reports, Social Security Death Index, Military Records, and more.

HeritageQuest
(Use your New Brunswick library card number as your log-in number to access from home.)
HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

For more resources that may help with genealogy research, please visit our LOCAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY page.

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Health

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to an extensive collection of eBooks in virtually any subject, including health.


This is a portal to multiple databases provided by the NJ State Library. Patrons can log on with their library card number to access information on various subjects, including health.

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History

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to an extensive collection of eBooks in virtually any subject, including history.


This is a portal to multiple databases provided by the NJ State Library. Patrons can log on with their library card number to access information on various subjects, including history.

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Kids' Databases

EBSCO Kid Search (for grades 3-6)
(Access limited to in library use, or accessed through JerseyClicks.com)
With categories such as Animals, In the News, Science, Math, and Geography, this database is useful for students who are having difficulty with their homework. Students can browse through the Dictionary or Encyclopedia features or search for an image that relates to their assignment.

Seachasaurus (for ages 3 - 7)
(Access limited to in library use, or accessed through JerseyClicks.com)
Ebsco's useful service will help both children and their parents by enabling them to search thousands of articles, an online general encyclopedia, and a ton of information about animals from around the world.

Student Research Center (for grades 6 and up)
(Access limited to in library use, or accessed through JerseyClicks.com)
Search for current events and do research for your homework projects. Includes subjects such as sports, social studies, math, and science.

World Book Online For Kids
(Use your New Brunswick library card number as your log-in number to access from home.)
This site offers easy-to-read articles, engaging multimedia, games and science projects for younger children. It also includes animated tutorials for different online skills, and printable teaching worksheets and lesson plans.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Logo
(Use your New Brunswick library card number as your log-in number to access from home.)
This database is ideal for Spanish-speaking children. Its visual dictionary and bilingual features provide content for young learners switching between Spanish and English.

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Literature

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to an extensive collection of eBooks in virtually any subject, including literature.


This is a portal to multiple databases provided by the NJ State Library. Patrons can log on with their library card number to access information on various subjects, including literature.

Novelist
(Access limited to in library use, or accessed through JerseyClicks.com)
Search for books by subject, author, title, or keyword. This database also gives you an option to search for "read-a-like" titles.

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Science

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to an extensive collection of eBooks in virtually any subject, including science.


This is a portal to multiple databases provided by the NJ State Library. Patrons can log on with their library card number to access information on various subjects, including health.

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Quick Links:

Ancestry Library

Corfacts NJ Business Directory

EBSCO Databases

eLibraryNJ

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Heritage Quest

Jersey Clicks

NJ Works

World Book Databases


NBFPL Website

Regular Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am-9pm; Fri & Sat: 10am-5pm; Sunday*: 1-5pm (*except in Summer)