Reference Services

Reference Desk

Our Reference Desk is open daily and we're happy to help you with any questions you may have. If we don't have the resources in the library, or in our online databases, we'll be glad to assist you in finding them with Interlibrary Loan.

For more information, please contact Susan at (781)293-2271 or by email.


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Mango Languages

Featured Database: Mango Languages

Mango, the online language-learning system, offers access to 60 foreign language courses and can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions.

online databases

Online Resources:

Databases and research sites for students, homeowners and the 'just curious'.

  • Online Resources
  • Massachusetts Statewide Databases - Magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopedia for all ages.
    Access to thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers (including New York Times 1985+ and Boston Globe 1980+), Encyclopaedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History, newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12 resources and electronic reference books.

Universal Class

Learn something new today! Over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses available to Holmes Public Library patrons only.

town of Halifax

Halifax Links:

School and town information and links to area websites.



Information and links for the Halifax family historian.

Free access to is available in the library.

Halifax Council on Aging

Halifax Council on Aging


Federal Tax Forms