Library Status

As of Friday, April 9th, we are temporarily suspending services due to a case of COVID-19 in our facility. We will be unable to provide curbside service or process book returns. We will resume operations after following local and state guidelines. Please stay tuned.

Research Help

The Dennis Public Library has a professional reference librarian on staff, and our reference department offers many services and tools to patrons doing research and homework. If you have a question, we will do our best to help you answer it!

Databases
DPL has access to a variety of databases for research and learning in specific areas.

Massachusetts Access to Gale Reference Databases - The comprehensive collection of research databases offered by the Massachusetts Library System, including Biography in Context, Health and Wellness Resource Center, Business Insights, general reference databases, and more.

Encyclopedia Britannica Public Library Edition - The Public Library Edition is for general use, and has a link to the Kid's Edition. To see the other Encyclopedia Britannica editions available.

Ancestry Library Edition - Start exploring your roots.  Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition’s millions of records – as far back as the 1400s. This resource is typically only available within the library, but Dennis Library card holders can access it remotely through the end of March. 

Cape Cod Times -  Explore Cape Cod history through local news, events and people with the Cape Cod Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. 

Mango Languages - Learn a new language using the Mango app or website. A valid Dennis library card is required.

Websites
The following list of links is meant as a starting point for finding reliable information on popular topics. This list will be updated as we find more resources, so be sure to check back often!

COVID-19 Resources
Town of Dennis - town.dennis.ma.us/home/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-updates
FrontlineMA.org (resources for essential/frontline workers)- www.frontlinema.org/
National Institute of Health - nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance- www.mass.gov/pandemic-unemployment-assistance

Local Links
Town of Dennis - www.town.dennis.ma.us
Chamber of Commerce - www.dennischamber.com
Cape Cod Transit Bus Schedule - www.capecodtransit.org
Dennis Historical Society- www.dennishistsoc.org/

State Links
Massachusetts - www.mass.gov
Massachusetts Tax Info - mass.gov/dor

Federal Links
USA.Gov - www.usa.gov
Federal Tax Info - www.irs.gov
Legislation - www.congress.gov
Census - www.census.gov

General Health Info
Medline (National Library of Medicine) - www.medlineplus.gov
US National Health Center - www.healthfinder.gov
PubMed - www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed - Ask reference librarian for full-text
Physician's Desk Reference Online (PDR) - www.pdr.net
Food and Drug Administration - www.fda.gov
Disability Information - mass.gov/massachusetts-office-on-disability

Legal Info
Barnstable Law Library - www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/libraries
Mass Legal Help - www.masslegalhelp.org
Mass Legal Services - www.masslegalservices.org