for adults who speak English
as a second language

If you, or someone you know, would like to meet people from all over the world and practice speaking English with other adults who are also learning, then English Conversation Circles are for you.
Check our calendar to join the conversation.

iPads in the Children's Room!
Come for a visit and see what fun, educational, easy to use apps we've loaded on our new iPads! 

If you'd like the newsletter sent to your e-mail, click here(Note: e-mail we use to alert you about holds or overdues, is not the same list as newsletter & event notices.)

Click on the image for ebooks, audiobooks, & video!
Use your library card and email address to download e-content from Overdrive.

Need more than what is available at C/W MARS?  Register for an e card at the Boston Public Library for more choices and options in e-content.

Follow Northboro Library on Pinterest!


Mango - Online Learning Language System

Mango Languages

Learn many languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL).  Learn and track your progress at home!  Free to Northborough Library card holders.

Get Local News Articles Here!

Find full text and selected coverage in over 95 eastern Massachusetts newspapers including Metrowest Daily News,  & Shrewsbury Chronicle.
Use your library card to get more news & quality information from our reference databases.

Earn a Web Education
      with a MOOC         

   Massive Open Online Course

Colleges & universities offer free online courses, generally featuring an instructor on video. Read USA Today for more information
. Providers:

Display & Exhibit Space Available
Local artists are welcome to display their artwork in our Meeting Room.  A typical display is for one month. Art must be suitable for all ages. The artist must set up and take down. Please contact Jean Langley, Library Director, 508-393-5025, x9 or library@
Our Exhibit Case in the  lobby is also available for groups or individuals: to display projects or collections of interest to the general public.  Contact Jean Langley, Library Director.

For the Children's Room Display Cases, contact Children's staff, 508-393-5025, x4, or childrens@

Support the Library - purchase through Amazon Smile!

Friends of the Northborough Library have become part of the Amazon Smile program.

Go to the website smile.amazon.com. It will ask you which charity you would like to support, type in "Friends of the Northborough Library” and choose the Friends from the list.Then change the Amazon button on your browser to an Amazon Smile button. About 0.5% of the purchase price of everything you buy on Amazon will go to support the library!

The Friends’ money flows to the library in many ways: purchasing many museum passes available to patrons; supporting the summer reading programs for children, teens and adults; financing three library pages who shelve books; paying for the library website, and much more.

Please help support the Northborough Library by participating in this program.

Library Reads
Top Ten Books that Librarians
Across the Country Love to Read

Look Here for what to read
among the best new books
published each month

  Join a Book Group!


    See what they're reading.

    Pick up copies of the books
         at the Circulation Desk.

See also
What's Good To Read

Find help using
the Library Catalog


Reserve Books & Movies
Renew - Make Lists


If you or someone you know can no longer read regular books, you are probably eligible for free service through the Talking Book Library in Worcester.  Go to


Our Parking Lot is One-Way Traffic
Remember to follow the arrows and signs:  please drive counterclockwise as you enter the lot.  Only the driveway is two-way.  Thank you!

The Northborough Board of Health voted, in summer 2013, that no tobacco use would be allowed on the grounds of town buildings, which includes parking lots, sidewalks, and yards.
We ask your cooperation in observing this regulation.  

Audiobook warning:
Occasionally a library CD will get stuck in a multi-disc player.  Please use at your own risk.  Thank you.

Northborough Holiday Trolley Book Sale!

Friday, December 5, from 12pm - 5pm and Saturday, December 6, from 9:30am - 4pm

The Friends of the Northborough Library are having their annual Northborough Holiday Trolley Book Sale! There will be an excellent selection of high quality fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens, and children. For additional info, please click here. Please do visit the sale while you enjoy the town-wide trolley!

Note New Date
Join neuropsychologist Dr. Nowell for this practical introduction to ADHD.  Learn about medication as well as non-medication interventions.  Discover effective solutions for managing common problems at home and school.
Monday, December 1, 7 p.m.
Library Meeting Room
No registration needed.  Free.

CLOSE at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 26.
CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY, Thursday, November 27.
OPEN Friday & Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (normal hours)

Autumn is here, and so are these new services!

  • OneClickdigital provides instant access to audiobooks downloadable onto your PC, smartphone or e-reader. After a quick setup with your Northborough library card number, audiobooks will literally be one click away.
  • Consumer Reports Online is the newest addition to our database collection. Enjoy easy access to reviews, comparisons and articles on everything from cars to coffee.

Introducing a new service for use with your iPad or other tablet!
Zinio iconEnjoy magazines such as Newsweek, Popular Photography, Rolling Stone, HGTV Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, National Geographic Interactive, and more!

Start here!

You will need your Northborough library card barcode number.

New Purchases at Northborough Library
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