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Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

Access it for free with your Rochester Public Library Card

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition offers resources for genealogical research.

 

Note: Ancestry is only available from within the Library.

American Ancestors

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is the oldest genealogical society in the country. For over 150 years, NEHGS has helped new and experienced researchers trace their heritage in New England and around the world.

 

Note: American Ancestors is only available from within the Library.

Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest Online provides access to one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country. This collection of research materials helps in tracing family history and studying American culture.
NEW: For a limited time, Rochester Library card holders can access HeritageQuest Online from home! Email RPLReference@rochesternh.net for login instructions.

Gale Legal Forms Library

Access hundreds of online and printable legal forms.

Chilton Library

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Explora for Kids

​Use Explora while researching to quickly find relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents. Explora provides high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in a school or professional environment.

Explora for Students

​Use Explora while researching to quickly find relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents. Explora provides high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in a school or professional environment.

Explora for Public Libraries

​Use Explora while researching to quickly find relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents. Explora provides high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in a school or professional environment.

Novelist Plus

NoveList is a readers' advisory service with full text reviews. It contains pre-constructed booklists on a wide range of topics and genres, as well as read-alikes. This powerful resource describes an author's appeal and style and then defines how the suggested 'read-alikes' are selected based on the traits described for the author.

 

Local History

Rochester Currier

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library

Red Cross Service Roll

During WWI, the American Red Cross mobilized citizens across the US to create items for the aid and comfort of soldiers and victims of the war.

Civil War Service Roll

Scanned images of "Personal War Sketches", the purpose of which is "to contain the record of the war services 1861-1865 of the living and deceased members of this Post; the living to certify to the statement of their services, and the facts relating to the dead to be certified to by the Post Historian."

Rochester Obituary Indexes

Thanks to a dedicated volunteer, we now have indexes to the Rochester Courier (1884-1993), the Rochester Times (1993-2005), and Fosters Daily Democrat (2015-2018). The index to the Rochester Times includes all issues from Volume 1 Number 1, dated February 10, 1993 through the final edition on March 2, 2017.

World War I Service Roll

This database holds information on the men from Rochester, N.H. who served in the military during World War I (American Involvement 1917 – 1918). The information was collected and recorded by the Public Safety Committee in 1918 and each handwritten (occasionally typed) card contains information on not only each man’s military service but also on his family and where he lived.

 

Community Links

City of Rochester Website

IRS Website

NH Works

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Medicare Advantage Plan

Rochester School Department

New Hampshire Tax Forms

Coast Bus Schedule

Social Security

 

Job Search

NH Employment Security

Zip Recruiter

Indeed