The Library will be closing at 5pm Wednesday 11/23 and will reopen at 9 am Saturday 11/26. Happy Thanksgiving!

The G.A.R. Memorial Library

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The G.A.R. Memorial Library

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Niche Academy has quick tutorials on how to get started on some of the resources the library subscribes to. We hope they will help you! Keep in mind, some are accessible only with your West Newbury Library card:


Consumer Reports Online

Your favorite consumer information magazine online. Login using your library card number.
Click here for quick tutorial!




Ancestry Library

In-Library use only.  Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story.
Click here for a quick tutorial!

Heritage Quest

Beginning and professional genealogists can use this powerful online resource to trace family histories and American culture.
Click here for a quick tutorial.




Mango Languages and Little Pim

A fast and convenient solution for your language learning needs.  Mango is available in over 70 languages for adults and Little Pim has 10 languages for kids ages 0 - 6.
Click here for a quick tutorial!




America's News

Current and archived coverage in full-text. 
Includes Newburyport Daily News and the Eagle Tribune 

Access Military, Government, Defense

This database covers military, government and defense news, issues, strategies, careers, benefits, training and much more. You will find current and archived news and information on the Armed Forces and U.S. federal government.

America's Historical Newspapers

Search over 1,000 historical newspapers from around the country including the Newburyport Gazette, the Newburyport Herald, the Merrimack Intelligencer and the Haverhill Gazette

Boston Metropolitan Collection

Search a total of 267 Boston Metro news sources including full-color image editions of the Boston Herald, Cape Cod Times and Worcester Telegram and Gazette.  This extensive collection is available in the library and remotely with your library card on an easy-to-use mobile responsive interface. Includes easy citation tools, article sharing and email capability for your convenience.


NewsBank consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications.
Click here for tutorial       


US Newsstream enables users to search current and extensive backfiles of U.S. news content and features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. Key U.S. titles include: 


  • The New York Times (backfile from 1980 forward) 
  • The Wall Street Journal (from 1984 forward) 
  • Washington Post (from 1987 forward) 
  • Los Angeles Times (from 1985 forward) 
  • Chicago Tribune (from 1985 forward) 
  • The Boston Globe (from 1980 forward) 
  • Newsday (from 1995 forward) 
  • The Wall Street Journal Online 
  • ProPublica 
  • Huffington Post 
  • CNN Newswires 
  • Politico 


Encyclopedia Britannica

A great resource for school projects! Reliable sources, citation tools, & age-appropriate searches for elementary, middle school and high schoolers. Provided by Mass Library System and Mass Board of Library Commissioners.

Gale Online Resources

Browse all the databases provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Whether you are doing research, a school project or are the just curious type, there is something here for everyone!

GFC Global - Online Learning

Build your future.  Learn and develop the skills needed to advance in work and life.  Brush up on back to work skills, internet skills, creativity and design and much more.

Massachusetts Law Libraries

Just like local public libraries, the law libraries are open to everyone. You can receive legal reference assistance, borrow books, and use print and electronic resources, including printing legal forms.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Explore Both Sides of an Issue with Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context. You'll find pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more.

DMV Practice Tests

Explore Driving-Tests, where you will find RMV manuals and practice tests to help you prepare.  Driving-Tests provides G.A.R. Memorial Library patrons with unlimited access to official state driver's manuals, online practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver's license (CDL), an exam simulator, and a DMV-related FAQ.

Confused or overwhelmed by social media? Try one of these tutorials:

Facebook - Video
Google - Video
Instagram - Video
LinkedIn - Video
Pinterest - Video
Snapchat - Video
Twitter - Video
Zoom - Video