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Online Resources for Connecticut Residents

The Connecticut State Library in conjunction with the Department of Higher Education provides all state residents with this digital library.  This site can also be used to access the statewide library catalog (reQuest) to locate an item in any library.

The Connecticut Digital Library: Search for full-text articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, medical resources, genealogical resources and much more.

Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks from and OneClick Digital:  A great collection of downloadable books.

eBooks: iConn’s list of links to help find free eBooks online.

Newspapers On-LineThis link brings you directly to the newspaper collection.  Search for full-text newspaper articles from such publications as The Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

iConn Newspapers contains:

To access iConn Newspapers you will need a valid Connecticut public library card.


Online Resources for Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Cardholders Only


A to Z World Travel
This is a massive resource of constantly updated information on 175 cities of the world.  It provides in-depth information on major topic areas of society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security.  Great resource for travelers and researchers.



Ancestry.comWith 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, this is the world’s largest online family history resource.  This resource can only be accessed in the library.

chilton  Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Includes specific vehicle information, wiring and vacuum diagrams, and step-by-step and repair procedures.

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Consumer Reports: Research products here before you buy them.

From inside the library, click here and search away!

From outside the library, click here then type in your Berlin-Peck library card number. Once finished, click ‘Submit’ and start searching!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 860-828-7126.


driving test

Driving-Tests.orgOur driving resource includes:

  • 10 car practice tests
  • 6 motorcycle practice tests
  • 1 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice test
  • 2 online driver’s manuals (car and motorcycle)
  • An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions



Job NowGet live job coaching, resume assistance and more.



Price It:  Get pricing information on antiques and collectibles.



Salem History This resource includes comprehensive information on historical events and provides biographical sketches from Salem Press’ Great Lives from History and Great Events from History.


testing and education reference center

Testing and Education Reference Center A start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.



World Book Online: The classic encyclopedia you used throughout your childhood is now available online! You can access World Book Online at the library or from the comfort of your home with your Berlin-Peck library card.