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These online resources are available from home to Cheshire residents and may require your library card number. Databases are available to all patrons (resident and non-resident) from the library’s public computers.

For help using any of our databases, please visit the Information Desk on the lower level of the Library or call us at (203) 272-2245.

American Ancestors

Genealogy database by the New England Historical Genealogical Society. Available only from inside the library.

Ancestry Library

Search billions of records & discover your family’s history. Now available from outside of the library!


Cheshire Herald

Cheshire’s weekly newspaper online. Coverage: 2006 – present.


Cheshire History

Historical print resources, Cheshire Herald obituary index & more!

Consumer Reports

Products ratings and reviews for consumers.

Digital Downloads

eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines.

Find a good book

Love to read but need help selecting your next good book? We have a variety of great resources to help you out!

findIT CT

Statewide library catalog. Books, ebooks, audiobooks.


Historic Hartford Courant

Online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts of politics, society and events. Coverage: 1764 – 1922.


Historic New York Times

Online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts of politics, society and events. Coverage: 1851 – 2013.


Resume resources, job interview skills, career assessment.

Mango Languages

Traveling to another country? Need help with a class? Over 70 languages available.


Meriden Record-Journal

Daily newspaper of central Connecticut. Coverage 1997 – present.


Investment research center. Companies, Funds, ETFs, Markets, etc.


Access INSIDE the Library.


Access OUTSIDE the Library.



A news database that provides archives of media publications. Includes access to the Cheshire Herald, Meridan Record-Journal, and New Haven Register.


New Haven Register

The second-largest daily newspaper in Connecticut.  Coverage 1986 – present.


Reviews, sample chapters, suggestions & read-alikes.


Reference Solutions

Research businesses, jobs, healthcare & more.


researchIT CT

Online reference databases: newspapers, magazines, journals, genealogy & more


Investment information and education.