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CFPL Art Tour  

Missing the library? Explore the library’s art with an online audio tour of selected artwork from the Concord Free Public Library's (CFPL's) William Munroe Special Collections. Access the tour by clicking here.

Featured Library Resources

With your library card, you can access a variety of online resources. Watch a TV show or movie, or check out a book, newspaper, or magazine from the comfort of your own home. Visit the Library's digital media webpage or click on the following individual links to access our useful resources.


Streaming thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums and audiobooks on your computer, tablet or smartphone.  Available to Concord residents with a valid Minuteman library card.


Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for public libraries and educational institutions that provides library patrons, students and faculty access to a large collection of films including documentary and international films, kids movies and videos from The Teaching Company. Available to Concord residents with a valid Minuteman library card.

NYTimes Digital

New York Times Digital is available to all patrons of the Minuteman Library Network libraries. This service includes unlimited article access on library computers, as well as promotional codes for remote access on your home computer or mobile device. Create an account, log in at or click here to redeem a promo code for remote access.


OverDrive or Libby Digital Media service provides audiobooks, eBooks, videos and magazines for users to download and stream.   

RB Digital Magazines

RBdigital Unlimited Access Magazines with 3,500 titles in English and other world languages. It allows users to check out, stream and download digital magazines to a home computer or mobile device. Enjoy unlimited checkouts with no waitlist or overdue fines!  Available to Concord residents with a valid Minuteman library card.

Featured CFPL Databases

Are you interested in finding out more about your ancestors, or learning a new language? Would you like access to product reviews and scholarly articles? The Library has resources to assist you. Check it out or click on the below links individually.  Please note a valid Minuteman Library Network or Concord Free Public Library (CFPL) card is required and your town library is CFPL. 

Consumer Reports Online provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice. Each product includes an overview and a ratings report card, as well as tester reviews & recommendations.

HeritageQuest Online (Scroll down to HeritageQuest)

Powered by Ancestry®  provides access to more than 4.4 billion records. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past..

JSTOR  (Scroll down to JSTOR)

Includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images.

Mango Languages (Scroll down to Mango Languages)

Mango is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in a wide variety of foreign languages. It also features ESL instruction in English, tailored for speakers of more than a dozen languages.

Novelist Plus (Scroll down to Novelist Plus)

Not sure what to read next? Find read-a-likes, recommendations, and more, all curated by librarians and publishing insiders. (Log in with your Minuteman library card.)

Value Line Resource Center (Scroll down to Value Line)

The Value Line Research Center includes online access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.

Special Collections 

Visit here for a selected list of resources from the Library's Special Collections Department.

Youth eResources

Visit here for a list of resources compiled by the Library's Children's and Teen services staff members.  

Other Free Online Resources and Apps

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Watch and Listen live performances)

Google Expeditions (App – Must download from Google Play or the iPhone App Store)

Google Expeditions is an immersive education app that allows teachers and students to explore the world through over 1000 virtual-reality (VR) and 100 augmented-reality (AR) tours. You can swim with sharks, visit outer space, and more without leaving the classroom.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

A Comprehensive List of All Opera Companies Offering Free Streaming Services Right Now

A breakdown of all the companies that are streaming online for your operatic delight.

Great Theater, Dance and Classical Music to Tune Into While Stuck at Home

Lincoln Center has a new online portal; the Royal Danish Ballet is streaming; and museums and galleries expand online offerings.  

Virtual Tours of Museums

Take a virtual stroll through some of the world’s finest museums with Google Arts and Culture. Featured local museums include the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.