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Ancestry (accessible in library only) funded by Paul Pratt Memorial Library

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners link to all Gale, Britannica, and Proquest databases.




Banker & Tradesman Online - The real estate, banking and commerical weekly for Massachusetts. Available in-library only. Please ask library staff for assistance to log on.

Boston Globe Newspaper - Full-text articles from the Boston Globe (1980 to present). Funded by the Massachusetts Library System. Click here to view tutorials on searching with ProQuest.

Consumer Reports online funded by Paul Pratt Memorial Library

Britannica encyclopedia Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons from students, to business professionals and lifelong learners. Offers "adult" and "kids"  interface. Includes a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books. Funded by the Massachusetts Library System and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Free permit practice tests - Free and interactive tests, for cars or motorcycles, to help you pass with flying colors. Available 24/7. No registration necessary.



Ebsco eBooks E-books on a variety of subjects including children's and young adult fiction and non-fiction titles.


Heritage Quest funded by Paul Pratt Memorial Library

Homework Help - Explore Gale databases, Britannica Encyclopedia online, Boston Globe and New York Times and many more resources. Brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners andMassachusetts Library System with state funds and federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.

Commonwealth eBook Collection

Search here for new and exciting eContent and other materials available to Cohasset library patrons. Just search, checkout and download to a device and you're off and running. The Commonwealth eBook Collection (formerly the MA eBook Project) is brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, funded, in part, by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners There's something for everyone! Job and career help, reading lists, services for new Americans, programs at libraries, etc.

Massachusetts Special Collections Directory - a database of over 600 archives and manuscript collections in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries Website for legal reference services and legal research assistance. Links to Mass. General Law statutues, case law, Massachusetts and Federal legal forms, online librarian help, local By-Laws and lawyer locator.

Massachusetts Historical Commission -The Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS) allows you to search the Massachusetts Historical Commission database for information on historic properties and areas in the Commonwealth. This is a terrific resource for researching the history of your house.

Learn a new language with Pronunciator! Pronunciator - Learn a new language! Over 80 language to learn through interactive movies, music, poetry and lessons. Download the app for on-the-go learning. Funded by the Paul Pratt Memorial Library.


Salem Press eBooksSalem Press Titles Online - Explore Salem Press titles on topics such as Health, Literature, Science, and History with your Cohasset library card.


For reference librarian assistance:

Telephone our reference librarian 781 383-1348
Schedule an appointment
Schedule a one-on-one computer tutorial 781 383-1348
School Assignment Alert Form Cohasset Schools' teachers please use this form to request materials for your students' assignments to make sure we have adequate materials on-hand.