Interested in your finding your ancestors and building your family tree? Ancestry.com has millions of documents and images to discover, from immigration & military records, to birth, death & marriage certificates. Note: In-library access only.
Download our mobile phone app so that you’re connected to the library anywhere you go! Search for any book in the library system and find the closest available copy, or place a hold. Stay signed into your account to manage your loans. Scan an ISBN barcode from any bookstore to find a free copy in the library. Access your library card barcode to easily check out books at the Circulation Desk or a Self-Check Kiosk. You can also access the library events calendar, online resources, and social media links.
BCCLS Libraries have many special collections, events and resources available. Some are only available to people who live in those towns, but many are free to any one who visits the library in-person. Check with a library for full details on their availability of services.
Resources for small businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups in a variety of areas: funding, forming a company, taxes, managing employees & contractors and more. Contains articles, full-length NOLO books, start-up kits. Additionally, check out Regional Business News and Business Source Elite for scholarly and popular articles on all business topics.
Get the latest, unbiased reviews & ratings on consumer products before you make your final decision. Print copies of the Consumer Reports magazines & Annual Buying Guide are available at the Information Desk as well. (On a related note, the monthly J.D. Power Used Car Guides are likewise kept at the Information Desk.)
Curiosity Stream, available within the Hoopla app (look under More > Bingepasses), has tons of great documentaries and educational nonfiction series in categories like science, nature, history, technology, travel and more.
Search one or all of our academic databases, provided by JerseyClicks, at once. Academic Search Premier contains thousands of full-text articles. If you’re in need of academic articles for a school paper, this is the place to look— you can also find various ebooks, like CliffNotes for Shakespeare. Resources are available for elementary level (Primary Search), middle-school (Middle Search Plus) and the high school level.
The general knowledge encyclopedia for learners of all ages, this reference center covers most school subjects, including biographies, plus images & videos. Includes specific sections for Children & Young Learners.
Hundreds of courses and lectures, from subjects like History, Economics, and Science all the way to Hobbies, Food & Wine, and Professional Development. The Great Courses is offered through the Libby app, just click on Extras on the homepage and select “Great Courses”. You can also find the Great Courses through the Hoopla app, under the More > BingePasses tab, where you get 7-day access for a single borrow (of your 15 monthly).
Hellosaurus is a mobile app that puts kids ages 2 to 8 in their favorite shows, like The Wiggles and Love, Diana, through interactive storytelling and life skill-building. You can also find Hellosaurus through the Hoopla app, under the More > BingePasses tab, where you get 7-day access for a single borrow (of your 15 monthly). After “checking out” the 7-day pass on Hoopla, download the Hellosaurus app itself on your phone and use it there.
Get live tutoring help, in any grade K-12, even college, in any number of courses, in the form of a personal 1-on-1 virtual session with a tutor (generally available 2-11pm everyday). You can also submit essays to the Writing Lab for feedback, take dozens of practice tests for AP, PSAT, SAT & ACT, study flashcards and more.
Hoopla has it all, right on your devices— eBooks, comics, audiobooks, movies & TV shows. Better yet, there’s no waiting or placing holds— everything is instantly available. Borrow up to 15 items per month with your Hoopla account, provided by your Millburn Library card.
New to Hoopla are its BingePasses, which for a single borrow let you have 7 days of access to features like The Great Courses, Curiosity Stream, and Hoopla Magazines (see the full list of included titles here). In addition there are a variety of kid-friendly apps like STEAM Powered Kids, Hellosaurus, The Reading Corner, and more. Find these under the More tab.
Researching local history? The Item of Millburn and Short Hills is fully digitized and available via the Library, with issues running all the way back from 1873 to 2009, plus issues of various other historical papers (current, paper issues are available in-library). The Archives also includes a search feature for research.
Search the countless publications and full-text articles provided by the State Library of New Jersey. Great for high school researchers.
In addition to many resources for things like resume crafting, unemployment, and career assessments, get live help from coaches on anything from job searching, interviewing, and resume writing. Tools also include lessons & practice tests for Adult Learners, on citizenship, Microsoft Office skills, and more.
Kanopy has movies, documentaries, TV series and more, with no waits at all. Each month you’ll receive 30 tickets to spend on content. Best of all, check out the Kanopy Kids collection for unlimited plays of kids movies & shows, animated storytimes, and other content like various educational series. Click here to see how to get Kanopy streamed on a Smart TV.
Access to articles, full-length Nolo Guides, and hundreds of legal forms covering a wide range of topics: business, family & divorce, immigration & travel, copyright, property & real estate, wills & estate planning.
From eBooks to audiobooks to magazines (including many in different languages), Libby has an amazing collection of classic & recent titles. Take up to 5 items & 5 Holds out at once! Libby also includes The Great Courses, IndieFlix, and Kanopy links (available on the homepage under Extras).
Want to learn a completely new language? Or perhaps you need some English-language (ESL) practice? Mango has over 70 language courses to choose from, complete with its own app. Make an account using your Millburn library card, or use guest access in-library, with the link below, then start using the app.
Listen and learn from the best in this online streaming education platform, in subjects ranging from the Arts to Food, Business to Writing, Sports to Science and so much more. Each class averages 20 lessons, but only about 10 minutes per lesson, to keep things convenient. Watch on your smartphone, computer or smart TV. Millburn Library has five 7-day access passes in rotation, so request yours to start learning today.
With Meescan you can check out Millburn library items, right on your phone, in just a few seconds— no need to wait in line. Download the app, then just open it, register with your library card, and aim the camera at the barcode on the back of your items— and that’s it. E-receipts are emailed to you right after, too.
A great resource for English Language Learners, here you can read (and listen) to news stories in simplified English, get help with vocabulary, and practice language exercises.
Get access to the national newspaper The New York Times, wherever you are. Millburn cardholders must first request access from the Library to authenticate they are a patron (though if you have the BCCLS app downloaded, you can access it directly from there). Access is also available to anyone in-library, just click on the pop-up prompt on the NY Times website. Note that you can use the mobile app, but first you will need to activate your daily access pass.
Researching a historical event? Use Proquest’s historical archives, which holds the New York Time‘s issues from 1851-1857, 1857-1922, and 1923-[3 years ago].
Need a refresher on using any Millburn Library apps or databases? Take a quick Niche tutorial to learn how to use anything and everything!
Researching local NJ history? Many libraries have their town newspapers digitized and available (often in-library only) for use by patrons.
Looking for a bit of convenience? Palace offers most of our our ebook & audiobook offerings in one place. Titles from Libby (both the Millburn & NJ State collections), Axis360, and the Open Bookshelf are all here. Original loan/hold policies still apply to items from their original app.
Download college checklists for students in grades 9-12. Take practice tests for AP, ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT and more. Use the college search tool, find scholarships, or use the college finance calculator, and read great articles about everything ‘college’. Also included is the Career Prep center and Vocational Test Prep. Take a look at the full list of available practice tests here.
Create a resume, search for jobs, or get career advice. The Career Prep Center also has vocational test prep, from accounting to law enforcement, social work to teaching, plumbing, health careers and more.
Print straight from your own devices with our print mobile app! After downloading, just click on “No Printer Selected” to type in 07041 to find “Millburn Library.” Then, just upload your print jobs and head over to the Print Release Station by the Information Desk to pay & print.
Containing directories for: U.S./Canadian Businesses, New Businesses, U.S./Canadian White Pages, U.S. Healthcare (Physicians & Dentists), and U.S. New Movers/Homeowners. A great tool for finding businesses and consumers for research & marketing purposes. Provided by the NJ State Library.
Research the latest stock market trends, download the reports, and get educated on financial topics like portfolios and stock options. Access in-library or at home, using your Millburn Library card barcode number.
Read the national business & financial newspaper,The Wall Street Journal, online or on any device. Millburn cardholders must first request access from the Library so we can authenticate your account (though if you have the BCCLS app downloaded, you can access it directly from there).
Open Library has a huge selection of eBooks, and you can check out up to 10 eBooks at once for 2-weeks apiece— best of all, you can preview any book for 1 hour instantly. The Internet Archive has millions of items, from books to old movies & music, images, old software, and even archived webpages via the Wayback Machine, which lets you “time-travel” the Internet. Project Gutenberg has 60k+ eBooks with instant access. Lastly, for more historical, academic materials, check out the World Digital Library, or HathiTrust.
Interested in learning more technology skills, like Python Programming, Microsoft Excel, and more? Want to know where to find free online tools? Check out our Tech Training page for more information, or view our calendar to see if we have any upcoming training events on the Calendar.
The Handbook contains entries on hundreds of careers & professions, and provides data on each: median pay, typical entry-level education, number of current jobs, job outlook, duties, how to become one, and much more. A great resources for incoming college students while deciding on a major, or anyone in a career switch.