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Online Research Sources

Lebanon Public Libraries are pleased to offer their patrons access to several outstanding online research databases. The databases on this page are by subscription: access to them has been paid for either by Lebanon Public Library or by arrangement with the State of New Hampshire Library. Access to these databases is for Lebanon patrons only and requires a proper User ID and Password. Please contact the library (Lebanon: 448-2459; West Lebanon: 298-8544) for more information.


Ebscohost offers patrons access to thousands of full-text journals, both popular and scholarly.

Ebscohost is a research service made up of several parts. Novelist and Novelist K-8 are Reader’s Advisory databases that help readers find fiction books to read and include book reviews. TOPICsearch is a database aimed at students to help find information by subject; Children’s/YA Resources and Children’s Resources provide other databases for students. Information services for adults include Adult Services Resources, Business Resources, and Health Resources.


AncestryLibrary is a useful family history tool! AncestryLibrary is a valuable historical resource, for genealogy searches and for a wide-range of historical information. AncestryLibrary includes census and voter lists; birth, marriage and death information; military records; immigration data; and newspapers and other publications. For In-library use only.

Valley News Obituary Index (1997 to present)

The Valley News Obituary Index covers 1997 to the present. The obituary pages are on microfilm at the Lebanon Public Library     The Valley News Obituary Index includes obituaries that have appeared in the Valley News from 1997 through the present day. The Valley News obituary pages are available on microfilm at the Lebanon Public Library. Please contact the library if you have any questions.


NewsBank is a newspaper database for the Concord Monitor and the Manchester Union Leader. Both papers offer full-text coverage of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, cultural activities, local companies, state industries and people in the community. The Concord Monitor archive dates back to October of 2002; the Manchester Union Leader can be searched back to 1989.