City Of Brockton
Library in Brockton, MA
Welcome to the Brockton Public Library System. We invite you and your family to use the library to further your education, find information, and enjoy our collection. Our in-house resources include a selection of more than 140, 000 books, 1, 700 videos, and 1, 000 audio tapes; computers for Internet access and word processing; museum passes for the whole family; and historical resources to help you with your genealogical requirements. We can easily access the collections of 24 other area libraries through our participation in the Old Colony Library Network.
read moreThere is no fee to obtain a Brockton Public Library card. Residents of towns that are members of the Old Colony Library Network (OCLN) may register for a library card in any OCLN library. You also have the option of registering for an e-card by completing this registration form. Your e-card will allow you to place holds on print books, CDs, and DVDs. To borrow items from the library and access Brockton research databases (including those with e-books and magazines), you will need to upgrade to a permanent card when you visit.
read moreThe library offers many materials and activities for children of all ages. The children's collection includes a variety of fun and interesting books, sound recordings, DVDs and magazines, in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and several other languages. There is a teen room on the main floor with teen books, magazines and a video game console. At all three library locations, children can use computers to look up books in the catalog, access databases to help them with their homework, and type papers for school.
read moreCampus Tours - Source for virtual college tours, interactive maps, college webcams, QuickTime VR tours, campus movies and pictures. CollegeView - Provides college search tools, virtual tours, and tips on writing college application essays. IPEDS College Opportunities Online - From the National Center for Education Statistics, this web site was designed to help college students, future students, and their parents understand the differences between colleges and how much it costs to attend college.
read moreAll three locations of the Brockton Public Library System provide a diverse collection of materials for all ages, including fiction, non-fiction, videos, audio recordings, periodicals, and electronic resources. Reference services are available to help you find the information you need. We offer assistance with the library's print, microfilm, audiovisual and electronic resources. We also answer brief, factual questions by phone, mail, or e-mail. The reference collection covers a wide range of subjects, including business information, consumer resources, college information, literary criticism, biographies and job-hunting tools.
read moreCareerWorks - Home Page for CareerWorks, a Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center located in Brockton. Nation Job Search - Many resources are available that can be targeted to Massachusetts or any state. There are sections for top job sites, jobs by state, jobs by industry and job resources such as job fairs, professional associations and resume writing. BostonWorks - This site includes classified ads advertised in the Boston Globe, as well as other job listings in the Greater Boston area. You can search by keyword, job categoryand location.
read moreCreativebug provides arts and crafts instructional videos. With your library card, you'll enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. Download music and music videos from your computer or mobile device. All you need is your library card! Collection includes over 11 million songs, including the entire Sony Music catalog of legendary artist. Start watching the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Sundance and Oscar winning films and documentaries.