Contact NOBLE

You should contact your library directly for help with your library account, including account expiration, change of address, overdue items, returns, etc., or for interlibrary loan requests, purchase suggestions, etc. NOBLE Libraries — List of libraries with contact information

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Commonwealth Catalog

The Commonwealth Catalog extends your search beyond your local library’s resources. In one easy step, you can search through millions of items at participating libraries across Massachusetts to find the books, DVDs, and music you’re looking for. Make a request and it will be delivered right to your local library for quick pickup. Check availability of items in the NOBLE […]

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Book Recommendations

NoveList Plus

NoveList PlusLooking for a good book? Try NoveList Plus, an online service helps you find the next book in a series, fiction or nonfiction titles based on subject, genre or mood, read-alikes for your favorite authors or books, reading group guides and more. You’ll need your library card to use this from home.

NoveList Plus — “Find your next great read”

March is Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month celebrates women’s contributions to our shared social, cultural and political history. Women’s History Month has been observed since 1987 when a Congressional Resolution expanded Women’s History Week to a month-long celebration, which includes International Women’s Day on March 8th.

This year’s theme is: “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

Biographies of “First Women” — From the first woman to walk in space to the first woman to win an IndyCar race, here are some inspiring children’s biographies of “first women.”

Irish American Heritage Month

March is Irish American Heritage Month, celebrated to honor the achievements and contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants, first celebrated in 1991. March was chosen to coincide with Saint Patrick’s Day.

  • Irish Tales for Children — Recommended stories with an Irish theme, linked to the library catalog to make it easy to find and request them
  • Ireland and the Irish — A collection of eBooks and audiobooks that you can check out from the NOBLE Overdrive collection using your library card.

Parents and Teachers

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks OverDrive for Kids — Find ebooks and audiobooks for children of all ages, including a collection of Read Along Books. To check out books, you need to have a library card and must be a resident of community whose library belongs to NOBLE or affiliated with a NOBLE academic institution. Boston Public Library: eBooks & Digital […]

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Discover Explora

Have you tried Explora? It’s an easy-to-use database of articles from hundreds of different academic journals, popular magazines, reference works, primary source documents, and news videos, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Foreign Affairs, Time, People, Consumer Reports and so much more!

Explora is a great place to start whether you’re a student working on a research paper, a reader looking for more information about your favorite author, a parent looking for more information on children’s health, or someone who wants to get a level and depth of information beyond what you can find via Google.

Explora — This is a licensed resource which you can use in a NOBLE library or from home using your library card information to log in.

Internet Policy

The North Of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) provides Internet access to member libraries for the use of their staff and patrons. As an interconnected network of networks, the Internet offers an unsurpassed collection of materials from millions of sources across the globe. These files provide access to information and ideas which often are not otherwise available. However, users should note […]

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NOBLE Privacy Policy

Introduction One of the cornerstones of librarianship is respect for the privacy of library users. The North Of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) and our member libraries recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of the information that you share with us when you use our web sites or other library services. Described below is our policy on […]

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