Research

We offer a variety of resources for research, whether online or in person at the library. With your library card, you have access to many online databases and journals for your personal, business, or school-related needs.

In addition, the Connecticut State Library offers many valuable resources for researching various topics, with access to full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals. Click here to get started with iCONN or explore your other research options below or with the quick links on the right.

Books

Check out our collection of book resources to help you discover your next great read for you or your book group!

Business

Get free resume assistance and interview tips at JobNow. Available to Branford library card holders.

Find business listings and information from all over the US with AtoZdatabases. Available to Blackstone Library card holders.

Explore various websites for business or for job-seekers.

Genealogy & History

Research your family history with Ancestry.com – must be used within the library.

Heritage Quest is another online genealogy database – you can access this from home or within the library, as long as you have a card from a Connecticut library. 

Access full-text articles from The New Haven Register from 1988 to the current day. Available to Branford library card holders.

Our Digital Scrapbooks let you search Branford-related newspaper clippings from 1878 to 1980.

Want to see what old Branford looked like? View our collection of historical photos of Branford here.

We also have many physical resources available at the library. Learn more about our genealogy and history collection here.

Health & Aging

MedLine Plus is a health and medicine database from the National Institutes of health and can help you answer many of your health-related questions.

Explore these excellent websites on health-related topics.

Many websites are also available to help seniors in all aspects of life.