Reference and Research

Please contact our reference department with your questions by visiting the Reference Desk, calling 508-624-6992, or e-mailing

Reference librarians can…

  • Help you locate, access or borrow information resources in our collection, the C/W Mars Network of Libraries, and in libraries across the country
  • Help you borrow e-books and audiobooks from the C/W Mars digital catalog
  • Make recommendations for something new to read/watch/listen to based on previous materials you liked
  • Provide test proctoring for online courses (please contact your school for more information and set up a time with a reference librarian sufficiently in advance of your test date)
  • Take recommendations from patrons on materials you think the library should own

Please visit our E-book page to learn more about how to borrow e-books and audiobooks from the C/W Mars digital catalog.

Browse our list of Reference Databases, which can give you full-text articles or citations on a wide variety of subjects.

See our full list of Subject Guides that pull together resources both in-print and online for specific areas of interest, such as genealogical research, consumer health, and where to find your next favorite book.

Ask a librarian to Request an Inter-Library Loan Item. If you can’t find the item you’re looking for in our catalog, it’s likely that one of our librarians can order it for you from another library.