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Winter/Spring hours now in effect
Monday - Thursday : 10 - 9  /  Friday: 10 - 5  /  Saturday: 10 - 3  /  Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Friends' Events
  • Saturday, March 28, 1:00 pm:  Lawrence Verria & George Mendonsa discuss The Kissing Sailor (LIFE magazine V-J Day photo by Eisenstadt) 
  • Monday, April 6, 7:30 pm: actor George Cappacio: "Albert Einstein - Relatively Speaking."
  • Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 pm: Atwater-Donnelly, folk music duo.
  • Monday, April 27, 7:30 pm: Chrisopher Daley: "No Irish Need Apply."
Please visit the Friends page @
for a complete listing of future programs, dates & times

Now Available!
  • Massachusetts Digital Sanborn Maps [new]: access from home with your library card!  Please contact the WPL Reference Dept. for further information @ 508.660.7341

  • Ancestry [Library Edition] : library use only product.  Please contact the WPL Reference Dept. for further information @ 508.660.7341

  • The Outlook : [Print Edition Only] 52 issues starting 08/12/2013
  • Value Line Investment Survey : [Print Edition Only] 52 issues starting 07/05/2013
Made possible by a generous donation from the
Walpole Public Library Endowment Trust


The Old Colony Library Network now offers over 140 free downloadable magazines!

Get digital access to popular magazines with your OCLN Library Card and enjoy unlimited access to magazines with unrestricted viewing 24/7.

To download magazines from the OCLN Library Collection you will need to set up a Zinio account using your valid OCLN Library Card and your email address. Click here for a users guide on how to set up your account, or click here to watch a video on how to use Zinio.

Once you’ve created your account, select your magazine(s).

Zinio works on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook.

Having trouble with the app for Kindle Fire? Try this link: Kindle Fire Help

Please note when using Zinio via the desktop:
Once logged in to Zinio, switch back to the "Return to Library Collection” tab or window on your browser to download more titles.

Pick a topic to get started
NEW FEATURE:  Get the Gale "Access My Library®" Mobile App.
Antique Price Guide*
Books & Authors
Careers & Education*
Consumer Reports*
Journals & Magazines Legal Forms*
Language Learning* Newspapers Reference Books Travel & Country Info.*
[* = Made possible by a generous donation from the Walpole Public Library Endowment Trust -
 Walpole Library Cards only for these specific products ].


Antiques Price Guide

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles is a comprehensive database for identifying, researching and pricing art, antiques and collectibles.
Books & Authors

Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.

Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select is an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC--Select entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works and sources for further study.
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
Consumer Reports

Product ratings, reviews, in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content of the latest consumer news.
Careers & Education
Careers and Job Hunting Resources [follow image link]

Easily create position-specific resumes and custom cover letters. Select a job title enter you personal info. and then choose from expertly written letters specifically geared toward that profession.
Access standardized test prep materials and exams ONLINE!
Over 800 online courses, tests, and e-books to help you [Walpole patrons only]
Includes GED, SAT, ACT, CLEP, MTEL, advanced placement, U.S. citizenship and Graduate School Admissions prep to name a few!  Click on the logo to get started.
New Users:
• Click the Register button under the New Users section at the bottom of the page.
• Enter your username (we recommend you use your library card number with no spaces/dashes), create a password, verify your password, and then click the Register button. Usernames and passwords must be a minimum of 6 characters and should not include spaces. Please save your username and password as they will be required each time you log on to the site.
• Choose one of the Learning Centers on the left to access our resources.

Library Membership and online access to New England Historic Genealogical Society
Due to licensing restrictions this product can only be accessed at the library. Please call for more info [508.660.7340]! [Library edition] is now available on the Walpole Library Public Internet terminals.  Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more.
Please note:
 Key Differences between and Ancestry Library Edition

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.  [Available online to Walpole Library Card holders]
Journals & Magazines
Search and access Magazines,  Biographical, Historical, Scientific and other Databases from home!
Language Learning
Features five languages in one program (Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English).
Legal Forms

Welcome to Massachusetts Legal Forms Library.    Forms available include forms drafted by attorneys for a particular legal matter, forms from public records and participating companies and attorneys.
Search and access The Boston Globe from home!
Search and access The New York Times from home!
Reference Books

Access, Search, Download & Print from Full-Text Reference Books. Choose from the exclusive Walpole List or click on the  All eBooks link to use additional items in the system

Travel & Country Info.

Information for both travelers and student projects.   Covers 175 countries and 22 categories of interest.  Also includes maps and photographs.
In-depth travel information for 150 major world cities.

OCLN Text Message Alert system!
Anyone with an OCLN Library Card can register to receive text messages when holds become available and items are about to be due. For more info. go to the OCLN public site and view the FAQs.
Wondering where to get started with OCLN eBooks or downloadable audio books?
eBooks and digital audio books can be downloaded through the OCLN catalog [select Download E-Books & Audio from the menu bar].  Once you get to that page you can view instructions for your device using the MyHelp! option on the left hand menu.  Also, we have gathered a few demonstration videos that can be accessed online.  Take a look!
Have You Lost or Misplaced Something Recently?
If you think you might have lost or misplaced something at the Library recently please contact the Main Desk @ 508-660-7340 or send us an email [ ] with a detailed description of the item and we will be happy to check our Lost & Found articles.
Walpole cuts ribbon on New Library Building
Read the Walpole Times Article!

Walpole Times Photos: Tour of the new library Library Tour link

Navigating the Catalog Search Challenge
It's possible you've encountered this in your searching experience:  you type in the title of a book, and it either says something like "unavailable for display" or it sends you to the location page and there isn't anything under "on shelf location."  We've set up this demo with some tips to navigate around this.

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