Research Databases

The Internet is a popular source for information, but it frequently does not provide the quality of information you need. The Falmouth Public Library provides access to high quality databases that contain articles and information that are not available on the “free” Internet.

The following databases are provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, and the Falmouth Public Library.

*American Ancestors, Ancestry Library Edition and Family Search affiliate library access are only accessible from within the library building.

If you need help logging into any of the resources listed below, please call the Reference Desk at 508-457-2555 x 7.


  • Bookletters
  • Books in Print
  • eSequels
  • NoveList Plus
  • Overdrive Digital Content


  • Acorn TV (in RBDigital)
  • IndieFlix (in RBDigital)
  • Pongalo (in RBDigital)
  • Qello Concerts (in RBDigital)


  • American Ancestors
  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • FamilySearch
  • HeritageQuest Online


  • Britannica Learning Zone
  • Britannica Spanish Reference Center
  • Chilton Auto Repair
  • Consumer Reports
  • Encyclopedia Britannica – Online Public Library Edition – Adults
  • Encyclopedia Britannica – Online School Edition (Elementary through High School)
  • Full Suite of Gale Databases
  • Great Courses (in RBDigital)
  • Learning Express Library and Job & Career Accelerator
  • Mango Languages
  • Method Test Prep (in RBDigital)


  • Boston Globe
  • Cape Cod Times
  • Falmouth Enterprise
  • New York Times
  • New York Times Historical