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MA Library Programs
Online Library Events Calendars (MBLC)
Libraries have moved their programs online! There are so many offerings to choose from, so we have given you eight calendars spanning Massachusetts. But you don't need to be nearby, so feel free to explore them all. Browse event by city/town or network.
First Lady of the Commonwealth & Massachusetts Libraries' Video Library (MBLC)
Here, you'll find a collection of educational and entertaining videos, submitted by librarians and volunteers across Massachusetts. Includes story times; art projects; science experiments; sing-a-longs, and more!
Sample Resources from MA Libraries
Virtual School Librarian
Virtual School Librarian
Statewide digital resources to ensure all students and teachers have the services of a school librarian to find high-quality information, tools and strategies to continue developing media literacy and research skills. Also includes a virtual "Ask a School Librarian" service. Simply fill out the form; all questions and comments will receive a response from participating school librarians.
Mental Health Hotlines
Find a Therapist in Massachusetts (Psychology Today)
Includes qualifications, specialities, and a personal statement.
Therapist Matcher (NASW MA)
"Therapy Matcher, formerly know as The Social Work Therapy Referral Service (SWTRS), is a public service of the MA Chapter of NASW. Since 1983 this free telephone referral service has connected thousands of people with licensed independent clinical social workers (LICSWs) across Massachusetts."
NAMI Massachusetts COMPASS
"COMPASS is the information and referral helpline at NAMI Massachusetts. We provide resources and support to help people navigate the complex mental health system and problem solve in difficult circumstances...The COMPASS helpline is available Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm (excluding holidays). Call us at 617-704-6264 or 1-800-370-9085, or email us at email@example.com."
NAMI Massachusetts Family Support Groups
Meeting now by conference call instead of in-person.
Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries (TCLL)
Ask a Law Librarian
Although the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries (TCLL) are currently closed to the public for in-person visits, our staff is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. via chat, email, and phone to answer any legal research and reference question
Request Law Library Documents
While the TCLL cannot lend books, document delivery is available. Also, anyone without a TCLL library card can request a temporary ecard to access online resources available to TCLL cardholders.
Massachusetts law about...
Recently, TCLL librarians created a Covid-19 web page with up to date legal resources. The new page, along with about 180 pages/topics, can be found at our Massachusetts Law about web site. The Law about pages cover a host of legal topics and provide a great starting place to help find pertinent statutes, regulations, print, and online resources.
Massachusetts law about COVID-19
Includes information about Massachusetts laws and regulations, Federal laws and resources, and how to contact the Trial Court Law Libraries
Resources provided are for informational purposes only, not specifically endorsed by MLS, and not meant to substitute for advice from a medical or public health professional.