Database Licensing

The MBLC licenses full-text magazines, newspapers and encyclopedias for all Massachusetts residents. They can be accessed directly from the Massachusetts Libraries portal ( and from the websites of libraries all around the Commonwealth.

The current database lineup went live on July 1, 2017. Increased funding allowed the addition of 5 products starting on January 6, 2020. 

Add your library's custom database links to your electronic resources pages.

The Massachusetts Libraries public portal gives residents instant free access to thousands of articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals - plus encyclopedias, academic books, and other reliable research and reference sources

Go to Massachusetts Libraries Public Portal

For Statewide Database Support

Statewide Databases LibGuide
Try the LibGuide first for MLS & vendor support, training, and more.

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