Quick start your search for information
To access these resources from home, have your library card number ready
ResearchIT CT – Search magazine, newspapers, journals, and more. Provided by the Connecticut State Library
NewsBank – Search the Atlantic, National Review, Newsweek, Science Illustrated, and many more.
Ancestry – The world’s largest online family history resource. Available in the library only. **While the library is closed, Ancestry has been made available through your library account. Go to the library catalog, click “Log in to your account” and after you log in, you’ll see a message about access to Ancestry. Your username is your library card number and your password is the last four digits of the phone number we have on file for you.**
Connecticut Post – Search the Connecticut Post from September 2001 – now.
Consumer Reports – Read product ratings and reviews before you shop.
Flipster – Popular magazines downloadable to your computer or mobile device.
Freegal – Stream music and create playlists. You can also download up to 5 songs a week with your library card. The songs are yours to keep. Look for the Freegal app in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Hoonuit – Online learning and classes. Brush up on the latest software, learn some design skills, or enhance your resume with a business skills tutorial.
Hoopla – Instantly borrow free digital movies or tv episodes. Ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, and digital comics are also available.
JobNow! – Live job coaching to help you with your resume and interviewing skills. Submit your resume and receive constructive feedback.
Mango Languages – Learn more than 60 languages right from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Morningstar – Invest wisely! Morningstar provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, objective research, and insightful commentary. Use the “In library link” for use in the library and the “Remote Use Link” for access from home.
NoveList Plus – Find your next great read! Titles, articles, and lists for both your fiction and nonfiction needs.
OneClick Digital – Download an audiobook for kids from Stratford’s collection or browse a state-wide collection of downloadable audiobooks.
OverDrive – Download free ebooks and eaudiobooks to your electronic device.
Reference USA – Search for businesses and individuals in the U.S. and Canada in this comprehensive database with millions of records.
Stratford Star – Browse or search the Stratford Star for articles from 2006–present.
Testing and Education Resource Center – Prep for SAT, ACT, AP tests: build skills in reading, writing, math, and science.Call for help with your questions: Adults: 203-385-4164 Teens: 203-385-4167 Children: 203-385-4165 or Contact Us Stratford librarians will answer questions, assist with research and locate hard-to-find items.