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You NEED to know about BPL resources
In its role as Library for the Commonwealth, the Boston Public Library provides services to all Massachusetts residents and supplements library resources found in communities statewide. Find out all about what BPL can do for you with this companion resource:
MLS Member Libraries
Perkins & Worcester Braille, Large Print and Talking Book Libraries
Multiple services (audio, braille, large print and news reading) available to the blind, vision impaired, physically impaired (i.e. unable to hold a book) or those with learning disabilities or brain injury. These two libraries have access to one of the nations strongest readers advisory systems and boast home delivery.
Cost of Living Calculator
From MLS member, the American Institute for Economic Research. Who better to consult on economic matters?
Encyclopedia of Life
An international, cooperative effort to document every life form recognized. Obviously, a work in progress. The Marine Biological Laboratory of Woods Hole is a contributor.
Biodiversity Heritage Library
A cooperative to digitization project to make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity for open access and responsible use. Check out the fantastic Flickr stream, too!
Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
Don't forget there are wonderful librarians at each of the MA law libraries who are there to help you, as well as the general public.
Boston Public Library Flickr Stream
Digitized visual collections of the BPL, including travel posters, anti-slavery posters and treasures from the collection.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Online resources curated by SPRC.
National Fire Protection Association
Codes, research, and teaching tools for all things fire related: electrical, industrial, wildfire,supression, detection, control, insurance, safety, and history. Probably some other stuff too. Who knew there was so much to know about fire!