Resources

The Westbrook Public Library offers access to a variety of resources. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 860 399–6422 to speak with a staff member.

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See below for description of the above linked resources.

Resources in the Library

Library Passes

  • Children’s Museum ( 50% Off)
  • Connecticut River Museum ( 50% Off)
  • Connecticut Science Museum (20% Off)
  • Connecticut State Parks (Free Parking)
  • Custom House Maritime Museum in New London
  • Florence Griswold Museum
  • Hill-Stead Museum
  • Mystic Aquarium ($5 Off)
  • Mystic Seaport (50% Off)
  • New Britain Museum of American Art
  • New Haven Museum & Historical Society
  • Norwalk Maritime Aquarium ($2 Off)
  • Old State House Hartford
  • Peabody Museum at Yale ($5 Off)
  • Pequot Museum (50% Off)
  • Roger William Park Zoo in Providence ($3 Off)
  • Shore Line Trolley Museum (50% Off)
  • Wadsworth Athenaeum

Free Computer Assistance

The library now offers free one-on-one sessions most Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can sign up for a 30 minute session with Brittany Pearson to help you with any type of computer or electronic device, websites or computer programs. Call any time to set up your appointment or, simply, walk in for help.

Free Medicare Counseling

A certified Medicare counselor will be at the Library Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to Noon beginning January 13, 2016 by appointment. The counselor from Senior Resources Agency on Aging can answer questions and explain all the parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) and Medicare Savings Plans. Call the Library Tuesday through Saturday at 860 399-6422 to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be scheduled  for other times if necessary.

Ancestry.com

The Library offers free use of the library edition of Ancestry.com. While use is limited to computers in the library, the library edition allows users to access genealogy materials from around the world.


Resources for the Town of Westbrook:

Westbrook Emergency Management

Westbrook Public Schools

Westbrook Early Childhood Council

Westbrook Youth and Family Serices

Town of Westbrook, CT


Online Resources

LION

Libraries Online, Inc. is a consortium of library institutions committed to the promotion and extension of quality library resources and services. Through shared technology LION provides its members and their users with cost-effective automated services, easy access to a high quality bibliographic database, and easy access to other information resources.

Overdrive

Through Lion, Westbrook patrons have access to thousands of e-books and audiobooks that work on a multitude of devices. Create or use your Lion account to read books from you electronic devices. Please contact the library with any questions.

Zinio

Lion offers access to hundreds of online editions to some of todays most popular magazine. Free to use for all Westbrook Library patrons, just create an account with your Westbrook library card number and view your favorite magazines from any device!

ResearchIt

ResearchIT CT offers free online resources as a service of the CT State Library.  Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users.

FindIt

This state systems allows patron from any Connecticut library to search for and request materials from other libraries. If you cannot find what you are looking for in Lion, try searching here or call for assistance. To request an item that is outside of LION, please call or fill out this form.

World Books

Patrons have access to World Book Online, the online edition of World Book Encyclopedia.

JobNow

Need help with test preparation, school work, or finding a job? Then use Job Now for free access to a variety of resources to help you excel in your schooling and career.

Learning Express

Learning Express is a great free resource to help you prepare for any level of education with test preparation, citizenship tests, vocational tests, or if you just need to brush up on your skills.

Mango

Mango Languages is an online free language learning program for English speakers to learn over 60 different languages or 20 different non-English languages to learn English. You just need your library card to sign up.