Research Databases & Online Services

For all your research needs, the West Milford Township Library subscribes to numerous online services providing information covering a variety of areas of interest including: biography, business, current and historical newspapers, health, history, literature, science and much more.  All of these electronic resources are available to you free of charge.


Thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and graphic novels, all available for mobile and online access – all you need is a valid library card!


America’s News

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

HeritageHub (A NewsBank product)

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

Black Life in America (A NewsBank product)

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

Resources by EBSCO* & JerseyClicks

Search full-text magazine articles on almost every topic of general interest – from business to education to health.   Available 24/7 via JerseyClicks, resources provided to New Jersey’s libraries by the New Jersey State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Facts on File
When homework assignments require research, search here for information about science, history, geography, health or careers.


The following resources are available only at the library. Please visit WMTL and ask a Librarian for assistance with accessing any of these databases.

Ancestry Library Edition

The West Milford Township Library is pleased to announce it now offers a subscription to                     Ancestry Library Edition. This genealogy database offers many different kinds of digitized records, including censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, and more. For anyone interested in genealogy or looking into their family tree.


Presented by Ancestry Library Edition, Fold3 provides access to US military records, from the Revolutionary War and onward. From its website: “Traditionally, the third fold in some flag-folding ceremonies honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.” Library Edition Library Edition provides access provides online access to over 4,000 historical newspapers. Full and partial runs of regional , state and local newspapers and included in this collection. Another tool to use in genealogical research.


The Earth Shook and the Sky was Red
Read the rich history of your community on a Library workstation. This book was originally published in 1976 by the West Milford Bicentennial Committee.

Suburban Trends
View the digitized version of this local newspaper from 1958 through 2014.

WM Historical File
Browse the local history files and reminisce while reading news articles and personal narratives about your town


* Funded by the New Jersey State Library.

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