Learn a new language with Mango Languages!
We are pleased to announce that the Southborough Library now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons.
Mango Languages offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. Mango is part of the Reference Databases that the library offers.
In addition to language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign films and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses.
Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.
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America's News for Local Newspapers
News of interest happens everywhere, from small towns to big cities across the United States. America's News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide in a single, fully searchable database.
America’s News provides patrons with authoritative, staff-written coverage of local and national topics, along with specific articles, obituaries, statistics, quotations, facts, analysis and much more. Looking for more electronic resources? Visit our Reference Databases page. Patrons can freely search, browse, print, save, email and share full-text articles.
Library Closing Notification
As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Southborough Library is temporarily closing to the public until further notice.
Hoopla: Instantly Borrow Digital Materials
The Southborough Library is pleased to offer its patrons numerous ways to access resources and materials including a new app, Hoopla. Hoopla is a web and mobile library media streaming platform for audio books, comics, e-books, movies, music, and TV and allows library patrons to download or stream media content 24/7. Parents can ensure their child's account is safely monitored as well.
This services is free with a valid Southborough library card and allows you to instantly borrow materials without the wait and late fees. You can learn more by visiting Hoopla online; the resource can be accessed on the Research Database page.
Freegal - Download & Stream Music at Home
The Southborough Library has joined thousands of public libraries around the world by subscribing to Freegal® Music from Library Ideas, LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, registered cardholders can download three MP3-formatted tracks each month for free. The library subscription allows access to the music.
Freegal® Music allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia. Freegal® Music also offers a completely rebuilt mobile app and website which utilizes modern application practices to ensure an easy-to-use and enjoyable experience. The free application is available for library cardholders and can be downloaded in the Apple® App Store and Google® Play store.