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Library Closure: Electronic Newspapers and Journals

Salem State Library Website
We offer over 45,000 electronic newspapers & journals through the Salem State Library website.

Click on Find Articles and More (under Research, middle frame) to find databases listed by their titles and by subject areas.

Off-campus access requires a VPN user name and password.
Students: please see IT's page for Student password reset.
Faculty/staff: log into Navigator for your user name and password.

Boston Public Library
The Boston Public Library offers electronic resources, many available remotely, to anyone who lives, works, attends school, or owns property in Massachusetts. The Boston Public Library link has information about signing up for ecards .

Local Public Libraries
Locate newspapers & journals at NOBLE libraries or other local public libraries. NOBLE = North of Boston Library Exchange. Please contact your local public library for their interlibrary loan policies and procedures for ordering books and newspaper and journal articles not available electronically or in print.

Library Closure: Books

NOBLE Libraries
If you have a PIN, you can find books at NOBLE libraries and request delivery to a NOBLE library near you. If you have not already obtained a PIN from Salem State Library Circulation, and you have a local public library card at a NOBLE library, you may get one by going in person to your public library. A list of NOBLE libraries is available here

Step by step directions for using your PIN to find books (NOBLE)
1. You must request your PIN in person. Go to your local NOBLE library.
2. If you already have a PIN from the Salem State Library: locate the library barcode on the back of your ClipperCard (14-digits starting with 21506). If you have a PIN from your local public library, locate the barcode on your library card.
3. Go to Salem State Library's home page. Locate Research (middle frame).
4. Click on Find Books and More, under Research. Click on Library Catalog.
5. Search the online catalog for books. Select the View Entire Collection option from the drop down menu. Select one of the options (keyword, title, subject, or author). Enter your search terms and click on the search button. Click on Find It to learn which library owns the title, and see its status. The record will include a due date, if the item is checked out.
6. To request a book, click on the Request button at the top of the page. Enter your barcode and PIN in the appropriate spaces. Choose the public library location where you want your items delivered.

Locating Items in Catalogs at Other Libraries
Search individual state, regional and national libraries and consortiums through our Other Library Catalog page. Search numerous library holdings simultaneously via WorldCat.

Your ClipperCard is your library card at all Massachusetts state college, university, and community college libraries. All members of the Salem State Community receive the first ClipperCard free; replacement fee is $25.00 if lost, damaged, or stolen. You must get a public library card at public libraries in order to check materials out of their collections and use their services. Salem residents may use their ClipperCards at Salem Public Library.
ClipperCard Office Website:

Book Return
If you want to return books to the Salem State Library when the building or campus is closed, please use one of the locations listed below.

Book drop outside the Ellison Center on North Campus
Book drop outside the Harrington Building on South Campus
Book drop outside Central Campus