Student Resources

Book a Study Room

The Library offers three small quiet study rooms (1-2 people), one medium-sized study room (3-4 people), and our Local History Room which can be booked as a small meeting room (3-5 people) or for historical research. These rooms can be reserved up to 30 days in advance, for up to two hours at a time (in blocks of 15 minutes). There must be, at minimum, a 2 hour gap between advance reservations made by the same group or individual. The reservation of a study room left vacant for more than 15 minutes will be cancelled and the room made available for other patrons to reserve. 

Reservations can be made online or by calling the library at 978-256-5521 x1211.

Please check in at the Reference Desk before entering the study rooms.


Library Resources

Academic OneFile

Discover a comprehensive collection of authoritative periodicals and scholarly journals

AtoZ Maps Online

Digital Information Products for Libraries | World Trade PressAtoZ Maps Online provides a wide variety of city, state, and country maps – both current and historical. You can find climate, ecology, and topographic maps. There are historical maps and maps about empires and exploration. It even includes a section about world flags!

Britannica Moderna

Britannica Moderna logoBritannica Moderna es Enciclopedia española para estudiantes mayores y educadores. Incluye artículos, imágenes, mapas, tablas, cronologías, así como un completo diccionario y atlas. | Britannica Moderna is a Spanish encyclopedia for older students and educators. It includes articles, images, maps, tables, timelines, as well as a complete dictionary and atlas

Encyclopedia Britannica

Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites.

Expanded Academic ASAP

Collection of scholarly journals and general interest titles that covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences.

General OneFile

Our largest general-interest periodical resource allows you to find the information you want quickly, with intuitive searching that ensures you tap into quality sources.

Global Road Warrior

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the 175+ countries around the world. Useful for business travelers, tourists, and students. Topics for each country include society and culture, travel essentials, business culture, communications, traditions, and even includes recipes for ethnic dishes.

Interactive Science

Gale Interactive: Science is a highly visual online learning tool that takes visual-spatial learning to the next level by bringing the science lab online. High-value, multi-media digital content selected from authoritative classroom resources is paired with interactive 3D models to deliver a virtual laboratory simulation experience for students in middle school and high school grades.

Lingo LITE

Lingo Lite LogoLingo LITE offers basic vocabulary training in 30 different languages, perfect for travelers and beginning language learners. Users can choose both the interface language and the language of study, and the instructional video and audio is presented by native speakers. You can also access Lingo LITE through their app, available in your smart device’s app store for free.

Massachusetts Municipal Guide

A statewide listing of municipalities by county, state and regional contact information for a variety of government departments and services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Includes addresses and contacts for elected and appointed officials from the local level to the U.S. Congress.

Niche Academy: Online Learning

Tutorials created by staff in Chelmsford and libraries across the country, focusing on educational topics across a variety of subjects: business, finance, evaluating online information, health, research skills, and more. Click into any tutorial for a step-by-step guide, with text, graphic, and video instructions. We also take suggestions for new tutorials!

Niche Academy: Technology Learning

Tutorials created by staff in Chelmsford and libraries across the country, focusing on technology and research topics. Click into any tutorial for a step-by-step guide, with text, graphic, and video instructions, on topics such as using Microsoft Word, using Instragram, researching your family’s genealogy, buying a new computer, and more. We also take suggestions for new tutorials!

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)

Provides coverage of topics in today’s news from multiple points of view, to help researchers evaluate topics from different angles. Find information in reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more.


PebbleGo Expands Its Reach by Adding Spanish Content and Audio | Tech &  LearningPebbleGo is a collection of curriculum-based resources for students to research through and learn from. There are two modules: Animals and Biographies. Both are specifically aimed at K-3 with easily navigable guidance.

Peterson’s Test Prep your scores and increase your chances of admission with all-inclusive test prep for over 185 exams, including SAT, ACT, and AP tests.

Science In Context

Contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Stay Safe Online

This resource from the National Cybersecurity Alliance contains a variety of tutorials and other resources to help you use social media and he internet safely. Find information on personal privacy, corporate security, computer viruses, reporting cybercrime, and many other urgent topics.

Print Materials

Additional school-related books are available

  • The majority of our education-related print resources are located on the EDU shelves, on the lower level next to the Reference Desk. Each call number starts with EDU, and ends with the year the book was published:
    • Paying for School – EDU/Money
    • School Guides & Directories – EDU/Schools
    • Test Prep Books – EDU/Test
  • Books about the education system are available in the regular non-fiction shelves in the 370s
  • Career and professional school exam prep books are located on the lower level of the Main Library by the Reference Desk, on the Career tables


Additional Online Resources

Study Aids:

  • High School Ace – An academic homepage for high school students where you can find links to subject sites, news, and reference sites
  • Study Stack – Find or create flashcards or other study activities for a variety of standardized tests and subjects
  • MCAS Test Questions – MA Dept. of Education’s list of tests for the last five years
  • MCAS Practice Tests – A place to find numerous MCAS practice tests
  • Khan Academy – Primarily video based, free lessons on a variety of subjects


Information Resources:


College Prep:


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