Barrington Public Library, RI

A place for enrichment, enjoyment and education

Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center


Click logo above for access to EBSCO Discovery Service and more. Homework help, tutoring services, and job center resources are also available at

Includes the following services:

Additional links to informational and educational websites:


A to Z Databases - Find contact information and more about 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more. Get the app for iOS.

A to Z The World - A student or traveler resource, which provides in-depth coverage of over 175 countries. 

A to Z World Travel - Travel guides for over 200 world cities. - Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records. May only be used within the library, not available from home.

Home Improvement Reference Center - Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files.

Morningstar -  Investment research center, includes mutual funds, stocks, and ETFs.

Reference USA -  Find contact information for more than 24 million businesses & 262 million consumers. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, finding friends and relatives, and more.

Writers Reference Center -  One-stop location for writer's resources. Topics include the mechanics of writing, grammar, fundamentals of research, and much more.

Art Downloads

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is now offering free downloads of decades of Met Museum publications on art history!  Such titles as The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry, American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885-195, Leonardo Da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Library and Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art can now be accessed along with over 400,000 art images the museum put online last year.

Other museums also offering free downloads:

Getty Museum over 250 free art books

The Guggenheim 109 free modern art books online




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