Online Resources

Digital Catalog

Digital Catalog (downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, Videos, Magazines, as well as things of interest for kids and teens.

Statewide Reference Databases

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners licenses many electronic resources for use by all Massachusetts residents from their homes, local libraries, and schools.


The generosity of several Western Mass libraries and organizations has resulted in the following 10 Western newspapers from NewsBank being available to all libraries and users through the 4 Western counties:
Advocate, The North Adams
Amherst Bulletin Amherst
Berkshire Eagle, The Pittsfield
Daily Hampshire Gazette Northampton
North Adams Transcript North Adams
Recorder, The Greenfield
Republican, The Springfield
Springfield Advocate Springfield
Springfield Examiner Springfield
Valley Advocate Easthampton

For in-library access on the Heath Library desktop computers, clicking on this address should automatically get you in, and then click on the link for “Massachusetts.”  This same address can be used by patrons remotely or using the Heath Library laptops.  You will be prompted to enter your library card number.

C/W MARS Reference Databases
Enter your library card number and password to access these databases. Available databases are:
  • NoveList Plus  -  NoveList Plus is a comprehensive online readers’ advisory tool. Patrons can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides and more.
  • Gale Powersearch  -  PowerSearch makes it possible to find subjects from A-Z in one or several of the Gale’s periodical databases in a single search. This is especially good for subjects that may be covered more than one database, such as diets, careers, etc. Gale databases are funded and supported by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System

Boston Public Library Electronic Resources

Use of these resources may require a Boston Public Library eCard.

An eCard is a Boston Public Library card that you can sign up for online and which provides access to all online resources, including OverDrive and Hoopla.