Southworth Library Reference

Our Information Service Librarians are available at Southworth Library to help you use the catalog, order titles from other libraries, answer your questions and assist you with research, the computers and local history/genealogy. 

How to get in touch

Find Articles and More in Statewide Research Databases

Our library, through the SAILS network, the Massachusetts Regional Library System, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners subscribes to online databases that cover a lot of ground: Indexes to magazine and journal articles, many in full text with graphics; Biographies of the famous and not-so-famous; Company profiles and financial information; and newspapers from New England and the USA, most in full text. Use the databases. They include full-text magazines and scholarly journals covering all subjects, as well as The New York Times and Boston Globe.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Our state database subscriptions include access to Encyclopaedia Britannica for all your homework and research needs. Use the general edition. Or, try the Britannica Online School Edition, which has separate elementarymiddle, and high school levels, and includes a world atlas, timelines, country comparisons, and many other features. Complete list

Mango Languages

Mango is the fast, easy, and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. Choose from 36 different languages and get free access with your library card. To use Mango Languages from home, visit: Mango Languages

Internet Sites

Visit our Suggested Links Page to see Dartmouth-related websites and online resources for issues such as taxes and consumer affairs.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan, also known as ILL, is a service of libraries that allows you to borrow items from beyond the local SAILS library network here in Southeastern Massachusetts. If we do not have an item, we will try to get it for you from another library. The first source to borrow beyond our network is the Commonwealth Catalog followed by nationwide interlibrary loans.

Local History/Genealogy

We have Dartmouth Town Reports back to the 1890s; the "Chronicle", a local weekly newspaper, on microfilm back to the 1960s; books on Dartmouth and surrounding communities' history; works by local authors, many of them donated to the Library by their civic-minded writers; the Paskamansett Bird Club Files; and many other items of local interest including the History of the Dartmouth Public Libraries by Elsie Haskell

Long-Range Plan Fiscal Year 2018 to Fiscal Year 2023 (PDF)