Do you miss our research computer?


Everything that was hosted solely on our research computer can now be accessed online, from home or on our public computers!

All of these resources and more can be found on our eLibrary page here

Genealogy Research

We have two options to choose from for genealogy research:

Search genealogical records to build your family tree. This product is powered by Ancestry. Available though Gale Databases, towards the bottom

Access Heritage Quest

Looking for Try HeritageQuest, powered by Ancestry. Or, access on Boston Public Library’s website using a BPL e-card here:

You must live or work in Massachusetts to get a BPL eCard. For more information about getting a BPL eCard, visit the Boston Public Library’s page at:

Local Research

Historical Local Newspaper Collection
Access the following digitized newspapers for research: Harwich Independent (1872-1949), Central Cape Press (1949-1958), Cape Cod Republican (1862-1864), Orleans Record (1902-1917), and the Harwich Oracle (1991-2007).

Access Historical Local Newspapers


Town of Harwich Annual Reports
Search Town of Harwich annual town reports from 1866-2017

Access Town Reports

Search our Harwich High School yearbook collection from 1962-2014.

Access Yearbooks

Other Resources

Consumer Reports
Full access to the Consumer Reports database for unbiased product reviews and ratings.

Access Consumer Reports

GALE – Newspapers and Journals
Research databases on a variety of subjects. Use GALE to also read full articles from the Boston Globe. **Note: You may experience some user issues if trying to access GALE while outside the state of Massachusetts**

Access Gale


Newsbank – Local and National Newspapers
Newsbank lets you read articles from a number of local and national newspapers.

The Cape Cod Times Collection gives you access to same-day articles. Use the Image Edition of the CCT to see today’s newspaper in full-color, exactly as it is printed.

Access Newsbank

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Wall Street Journal Online
Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere!
Click here to create your account, and you can start using immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and click the link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

Note: If you are using an email address already associated with a current or previously paid subscription, you may have difficulty creating the account.