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Below are our regular resources year-round:
The following online resources are available to Milford residents. Access from home will require a valid Milford Library card.  Click on a link to get started!
Most databases are available to non-residents if accessed from within the Milford Library.

Topics include:
All subjects
Books, Literature and Writing
Business, Finance and Jobs
Consumer Information, Automotive and Entertainment
Government and Social Services
Health and Science
History, Biography and Genealogy
Law and Legal Reference
Magazines, Newspapers and Journals
News and Current Affairs

All Subjects
researchIT CT
Free online resources from the CT State Library.  Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users. Also offers a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers.
researchIT CT Elementary School resources
researchIT CT - Middle School resources
researchIT CT - High School resources
researchIT CT - Resources for College and University
Icon for Salem Press Reference ShelfReference eBooks on topics such as History, Science, Literature, and more!
Online access of some of our Reference Books.
Books, Literature and Writing
Milford Public Library Online Catalog
Search and reserve library materials from anywhere. Review your account and renew materials, too!


Hard copies of this popular selection guide to new books is available at the library while supplies last.  To access the latest copy in digital format, click here: BookPage June edition   .  To sign up for reading recommendations in your favorite genres, you can subscribe to the Bookpage Monthly Newsletter 

ct state libraryConnecticut State Library E-Book Collection
  • Public Library E-Book Collection: Enjoy easy access to more than 45,000 titles for both adults and juveniles as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.
  • High School E-Book Collection: Offer high school students, educators and administrators e-books that align with their school's curricula, as well as complement your library’s existing database resources. This robust collection includes more than 11,000 titles including classic literary works, important historical documents, general reference materials and curriculum resources for educators.
  • K-8 E-Book Collection: Give K-8 students across all subject areas a quality learning experience with this interdisciplinary collection of more than 14,000 e-books. Students will appreciate the full-text e-book coverage to support their curricula and educators will welcome the access to curriculum guides and other time-saving resources.
  • Cricket E-Book Collection: Support students in grades Pre-K through 8th with this e-book collection containing more than 700 e-books developed by Cricket Media, an
The e-Books are in PDF.  They can be read online or downloaded.  To download requires that the user have an EBSCO personal account (a Google account can be used to create an account and to and sign in to it), and an Adobe ID.  The downloaded title will then appear in, for example, Adobe Digital Editions or similar Adobe sanctioned app. 
Overdrive & Libby
Download ebooks and digital audio books 24/7 to your PC, smartphone, iPad, eBook reader, and many MP3 players from the convenience of your own home or office space.  Choose from a number of best selling titles.  Visit our electronic books, audiobooks, and magazines page for more information and helpful tips.
Business, Finance and Jobs
U.S. Census

U.S. Census

The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

"JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job." Free résumé templates; free personal résumé help; free live chat for assistance with interview techniques. Log into the site first with your library barcode; then create a username and password so you can log in and use the service.
Learning Express Library: Job and Career Accelerator
Click on the Job and Career Accelerator module for help building resumes and preparing for an interview, explore occupations, and discover schools and scholarships.   
Reference Solutions LogoReference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)
The leading provider in business and consumer research! Offering a full-service platform, Reference Solutions helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.
Consumer Information, Automotive and Entertainment
Chilton Automotive Library
The detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Includes maintenance and specification tables for specific vehicles, step-by-step service and repair procedures and labor estimating tools, ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams and more.
Consumer Reports
Consumer buying advice, product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.
Learning Express Library
More than 1000 practice tests and skills tutorials for elementary school through adult learners. Includes a library of test-preparation and skills-building e-books.
Government and Social Services
211 of CT2-1-1 Connecticut
is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you find the help you need. Dial 2-1-1 or search online. If you are outside of Connecticut or have a problem using the 2-1-1-number, dial 1-800-203-1234
Your online guide to government information and services.
Health and Science

APS Physics
Online access to all APS journals, including Reviews of Modern Physics, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review Applied and more. Access available only from within the Library.

The Reference Shelf from Salem Press icon

Reference eBooks on topics such as Health, Science, and more!
Online access of some of our Reference Books.

History, Biography and Genealogy
The largest provider of family histories, harnessing the information found in family trees and historical records to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Access available only from within the library.
American Ancestors
An online repository of more than one billion searchable names from America and beyond. Founded by the New England Historical Genealogical Society.
 Access available only from within the library. 
 Black Freedom Struggle in the United States
Primary Sources for research on Black history and racial injustice.  From ProQuest:

At ProQuest, we believe that knowledge and trusted information can help guide progress and change – and as an EdTech provider, we have a unique responsibility to take action.That’s why we developed this website focused on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. Our intention is to support a wide range of students as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it. By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, we hope this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.

Newspapers of CT
The Newspapers of Connecticut collection includes a sampling of newspapers covering various towns, villages, and topics ranging from 1821-1929. Collection provided by the CT State Library.
The Reference Shelf from Salem Press iconReference eBooks on topics such as American History, Countries around the World, Historical Events, and more!
Online access of some of our Reference Books.
researchIT CT (Genealogy resources)
A curated list of useful genealogical research sites. Includes HeritageQuest, Ancestry, Social Security Index and more.
Treasures of Connecticut Libraries
Items in the collection come from libraries and their partnering cultural institutions across Connecticut and include historical photographs, maps, postcards, films and more, all made available for online searching. A joint project of the Connecticut State Library and the Library Connection cooperative.
Mango Languages (mobile app available as well)
Online language learning, bursting with culture and fun. Choose from over 71 languages, including Latin, biblical and ESL courses, immerse yourself in specialty courses such as Arab etiquette, flamenco dancing and feng shui, and watch movies designed to improve your fluency.  
Live LinguaLive Lingua
FSI, DLI and Peace Corps Language courses. This project is the internet's largest collection of free public domain language learning materials. It hosts thousands of free ebooks, audios and videos for over 130 languages from around the world.
Law and Legal Reference
Connecticut Legal Forms Library
A huge selection of editable legal forms to use  for
divorce, wills, landlord / tenant, name changes, power of attorney and more. Includes legal definitions and FAQs, tax forms and attorney directories.
Magazines, Newspapers and Journals
new york timesNew York Times - remote access (outside library)
To access remotely, click the above link and redeem the provided access code. You will need to create or log-in with your existing New York Times  account. Once logged in, you will get a 72 hour access pass.  Once that expires you may log-in for additional passes.

New York Times - use this link for access within the library

NYTimes.com is a multi-platform news tool that provides full access to New York Times and International New York Times content, including breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinion, blogs, videos and more. NYTimes.com is updated 24/7 with corresponding time stamps. From the home page, one can access more than 25 Times sections, including World, Politics, New York, Opinion, Business, Technology, Science, Sports, Arts, Fashion & Style, and Video. Users will need to set up an account using an email address.
researchIT CT (Newspapers)
Respected newspapers searchable online through the CT State Library. Titles include The New York Times, The Hartford Courant (current and historical), Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and more!
researchIT CT (Popular magazines)
Popular magazines offered online through the CT State Library. Titles include People, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Wired, Prevention, Men's Health, Harper's Bazaar, Money and more!


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