Online Resources

If you are a Mansfield resident and would like to use BookFlix or Rocket Languages, click here to apply for a Mansfield Library card.
All additional resources listed are available for anyone to use.

ancestry logoDiscover your family history and start your family tree. Search billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.

Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

Rocket Languages

Rocket LanguagesRocket Languages gives you the chance to learn a new language at your own pace, for free!


bookflix iconWatch animated storybooks, read books online, play educational games, and more!

ResearchIT CT and RBdigital

researchitct logoResearchIT CT offers free online resources as a service of the CT State Library. Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers.

Students and patrons who don’t have a library card can still access the Connecticut State Library’s eBook and eAudibook collection through RBdigital. Visit and select the register option on the right side of the page. Create a user name and password and use ctstatelib20 for the access code. Provide first name, last name, e-mail, and postal code. Check the box to accept the terms of service and privacy policy and click on the register button.

iConn Newsstand

iCONN Newsstand LogoFull-text coverage of major newspapers including: The Christian Science Monitor, Hartford Courant, New York Times, The Wall Street journal, and The Washington Post.

History Reference Center

History Reference Center LogoOffers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Legal Reference Center

Legal Information Reference CenterProviding exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference CenterA comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researchers needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources

Teacher Reference Center

teacher reference centerProvides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.


CT is your home for stories about the people, traditions, innovations, and events that make up the rich history of the Nutmeg State.

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Khan Academy

Self-paces learning that covers math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history.