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* Auburn Public Library

* Lewiston Public Library

* Portland Public Library


* Any Maryland Public Library Card holder automatically has remote access thru Sailor, a project of Maryland Public Libraries. Contact your local library to obtain a card in order to gain access to all Sailor resources.


* All Massachusetts residents have free remote access to HQ using the Boston Public Library's online gateway. You will have to visit the library in person to obtain a library card. After that, you can access HQ from home.

* Andover, Memorial Hall Library

* Arlington, Robbins Library

* Ayer Public Library

* Bedford Free Public Library -Cards are issued free to any Massachusetts resident. Apply in person.

* Beverly Public Library

* Billerica Public Library

* Boxford Town Library

* Brewster Ladies' Library

* Cambridge Public Library

* Chatham, Eldredge Public Library

* Danvers, Peabody Institute Library Of Danvers

* Dedham Public Library - Any Massachusetts resident is eligible for a Minuteman library card. Bring proof of residency to the circulation desk.

* Franklin Public Library

* Hudson Public Library

* Littleton, Reuben Hoar Library

* Malden Public library

* Natick, Morse Institute Library

* Northampton, Forbes Library

* Norwood, Morrill Memorial Library

* Plymouth Public Library

* Revere Public Library

* Tewksbury Public Library

* Westford, J.V.Fletcher Library

* Winchester Public Library

* Worcester Public Library

* Wrentham, Fiske Public Library


* Allegan Public Library

* Ann Arbor District Library

* Armada Free Public Library

* Bacon Memorial District Library (Wyandotte)

* Baldwin Public Library

* Bloomfield Township Public Library

* Branch District Library

* Brighton District Library

* Canton Public Library

* Chelsea District Library

* Farmington Community Library

* Fennville District Library

* Gladwin County District Library

* Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

* Hackley Public Library (Muskegon)

* Herrick District Library (Holland)

* Highland Township Public Library

* Howell Carnegie District Library

* Kalamazoo Public Library

* Kent District Library

* Loutit District Library

* Macomb County Library - Cards are available to all residents of Michigan. Apply in person

* Mason County District Library

* Monroe County Library System

* Munising Schools Public Library

* Northville District Library

* Plymouth District Library

* Rochester Hills Public Library

* Troy Public Library

* Waterford Township Public Library


* Buckham Memorial Library (Faribault & Rice County)

* Duluth Public Library

* Great River Regional Library. (32 Libraries in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, & Wright counties in Central MN.)

* Lake Agassiz Regional Library (Ada, Bagley, Barnesville, Breckenridge, Climax, Crooksten, Detroit Lakes, Fertile, Fossten, Hawley, Mohnomen, McIntosh, & Moorhead Libraries)

* Northfield Public Library - Cards are free to residents of southeastern Minnesota.

* Owatonna Public Library

* Rochester Public Library


* Central Mississippi Regional Library System (CMRLS) - 21 branches in Rankin, Scott, Simpson, & Smith counties. Access thru link 'Electronic Resources'

* Starkville-Oktibbeha County Public Library System


* Camden County Library District

* Cape Girardeau Public Library

* Christian County Library

* Daniel Boone Regional Library (Boone & Callaway Counties)

* Hannibal Free Public Library

* Henry County Library

* Jefferson County Library

* Joplin Public Library

* Lebanon- Laclede County Library

* Mid-Continent Public Library - District service area: Clay, Platte and Jackson Counties, excluding the Kansas City (MO) School District & the municipality of North Kansas City

* Missouri River Regional Library (Cole & Osage Counties)

* Neosho/Newton County Library

* Nevada Public Library

* Poplar Bluff Public Library

* Riverside Regional Public Library (Perry, Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties)

* Scenic Regional Library (Franklin, Gasconade & Warren Counties)

* Springfield-Greene County Library

* St. Charles City-County Library District

* St. Joseph Public Library

* St. Louis County Library

* St. Louis (City) Public Library

* Webster County Library (Greene, Christian, Laclede & Dade counties as well as Fordland, Garst & Rogersville)


* Flathead County Library

* Helena, Lewis & Clark Library

* Missoula Public Library

* Parmly Billings Library (Yellowstone County)


* All Nebraska residents have remote access to HQ via the Nebraska Library Commission, operated by the State of Nebraska. Your Nebraska driver's license number serves as a library card and will give you free access to many online databases. and


* Douglas County Public Library

* Henderson District Public Libraries

* Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (excluding North Las Vegas)

New Hampshire

* New Hampshire residents have remote access to HQ through the state's NHewLink provided by the NH State Library. You will need a library card from a local town library in New Hampshire, then go to

* Amherst Town Library

* Bedford Public Library

* Derry Public Library

* Dover Public Library

* Hampton, Lane Memorial Library

* Hollis Social Library

* Hooksett Public Library

* Keene Public Library

* Manchester City Library

* Merrimack Public Library

* Milford, Wadleigh Memorial Library

* Portsmouth Public Library

* Rochester Public Library

* Rye Public Library

* Salem, Kelley Library

New Jersey

* Atlantic City Free Public Library. Atlantic County residents may obtain library cards free.

* Clarence Dillon Public Library (Bedminster)

* Bernards Township Library

* Camden County Library System

* Library of The Chathams

* Cherry Hill Public Library

* Chester Library

* East Brunswick Public Library

* Franklin Township Public Library

* Gloucester County Library System consists of five branches and two independent association libraries, serving 14 communities in Gloucester County

* Haddonfield Public Library

* Hunterdon County Library

* Long Branch Free Public Library

* Middletown Township Public Library

* Metuchen Library

* Montclair Public Library

* Moorestown Library

* Ocean City Free Public Library. Residents of "nearby communities" pay a $10 membership fee, unless there's a reciprocal agreement. Ocean City residents free.

* Old Bridge Public Library

* Phillipsburg Free Public Library - Serving Communities in Warren County (Allamuchy, Blairstown, Franklin, Greenwich, Hardwick, Harmony, Hope, Independence, Knowlton, Liberty, Lopatcong, Mansfield, Oxford, Pahaquarry, Pohatcong, Washington Township, White Township)

* Rockaway Township Free Public Library

* Somerset County Library System - The member municipalities are: Branchburg, Bridgewater, Bound Brook, South Bound Brook, Green Brook, Hillsborough, Millstone, Montgomery, North Plainfield, Peapack-Gladstone, Rocky Hill, Warren Township, & Watchung. The Somerset County Library System will also issue a free library card to Somerset County residents who have a verifiable mental or physical disability.

* Sussex County Library System

* Teaneck Public Library

* Union County Library Connection - Member libraries are: Berkeley Hgts, Clark, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Garwood, Hillside, Kenilworth, Linden, Mountainside, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Union, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit, Westfield

* Wayne Public Library

* West Milford Township Library

* Woodbridge Public Library

New Mexico

* Alamogordo Public Library

* Belen Public Library

* Farmington Public Library

* Los Alamos County Library System People who live & work in another county of New Mexico may register as a reciprocal borrower. They should provide a library card from their home county.

New York

* Albany Public Library (Albany or Rensselaer county)

* Bellmore Memorial Library

* Buffalo and Erie County Library

* Chappaqua Library

* Chemung County Library District (Big Flats, Horseheads Free, Steele Memorial, Van Etten, & West Elmira Libraries)

* Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

* Crandall Library (Glens Falls)

* Dutchess County InfoPortal - 25 libraries & their weblinks listed at: Contact library for card & access info.

* East Greenbush Community Library

* Elmont Public Library

* Finger Lakes Library System (Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga & Tompkins Counties) 32 members listed with their weblinks are at: Contact library for card & access info.

* Glen Cove Public Library

* Gold Coast Public Library (Glen Head) - access thru 'ProQuest Heritage'

* Guilderland Public Library

* Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

* Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library

* Hicksville Public Library

* James Prendergast Library (Jamestown)

* Kent Public Library

* Levittown Public Library

* Liverpool Public Library

* Locust Valley Library

* Mahopac Public Library http://

* Malverne Public Library

* Manhasset Public Library

* Marlboro Free Library

* Middletown Thrall Library

* Moffat Library of Washingtonville

* Monroe County Library System - 20 public libraries, including City of Rochester. Access via the LIBRA network. Member directory with weblinks is at: Contact library for card & access info. Non-residents must pay $30.

* Nanuet Public Library

* New City Library

* Newburgh Free Library

* North Country Library System - 64 libraries in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego & St. Lawrence counties. Directory with their weblinks is at: Contact library for card & access info.

* Nyack Library

* Oceanside Library

* Onondaga County Public Library - 31 libraries in Syracuse & suburbs. See website for member libraries & their weblinks.

* Palisades Free Library

* Plainedge Public Library (Massapequa)

* Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library

* Plattsburgh Public Library

* Port Washington Public Library

* Poughkeepsie Public Library District

* Putnam Valley Free Library

* Rockville Centre Public Library

* Saratoga Springs Public Library

* Shelter Rock Public Library

* Suffern Free Library

* Suffolk County - Virtual Reference Collection (VRC) is a project of public libraries in Suffolk Co. List of 63 libraries & their weblinks at: Contact library for card & access info.

* Tappan Library

* Troy Public Library (Rensselaer or Albany counties)

* Uniondale Public Library

* Wantagh Public Library

* West Hempstead Public Library

* West Nyack Free Library

North Carolina

* Virtually all libraries in the state of North Carolina offer HeritageQuest Online from the library buildings. Many of those libraries also offer remote access, although not all do so. North Carolina libraries obtain their access from NCLive at


* All Ohio residents can obtain free remote access to HQ. Most local public libraries subscribe. If your local library does not, all Ohio residents can get a card from the Columbus Metropolitan Library, which does give you access. The Ohio Public Library Information Network page is at


* Ada Public Library

* Ardmore Public Library

* Bartlesville Public Library

* Duncan Public Library

* Eastern Oklahoma District Library System (Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, McIntosh, Muskogee or Sequoyah Counties)

* Guymon Public Library

* Lawton Public Library (Lawton, Fort Sill, or Comanche County)

* Metropolitan Library System (Oklahoma County & Oklahoma City)

* Muskogee Public Library

* Perry Carnegie Library

* Pioneer Library System (Cleveland, McClain, or Pottawatomie County)

* Public Library of Enid & Garfield County

* Stillwater Public Library (Payne County)

* Watonga Public Library (Blaine County)


* Albany Public Library

* City of Eugene Public Library

* Hood River County Library

* Jackson County Library Services

* McMinnville Public Library

* Wilsonville Public Library


Pennsylvania residents who have library cards with ACCESS PA stickers, but do not have remote access thru their own library, may be able to get a free card from one of the systems below. Check a website for requirements. Application is usually in person.

* Adams County Library System

* Allentown Public Library

* Chester County Library System

* Cumberland County Library System (click here )

* Delaware County Library System

* Ephrata Public Library

* Erie County Public Library

* Library System of Lancaster County

* Lancaster Public Library

* Quarryville Library

* Warren Library Association

Rhode Island

* Clark Memorial Library

* Coventry Public Library

* Cumberland Public Library

* Greenville Public Library

* Harrisville, Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library

* Jamestown Philomenian Library

* Lincoln Public Library

* North Kingstown Free Library

* Providence Public Library - Cards may be obtained for free at any branch by RI residents. Out-of-state residents may get card for $25 annual fee. Apply in person.

* Richmond, Clark Memorial Library

* Woonsocket Harris Public Library

South Carolina

* Chapin Memorial Library (Myrtle Beach)

* Cherokee County Library - Non-residents may get card for $10 annual fee. Apply in person.

* Florence County Library System

* Greenville County Library System

* Horry County Library System - A $11.00 per user annual charge for a nonresident card. Apply in person.

* Kershaw County Public Libraries (Camden, Elgin & Bethune) - A $10.00 annual fee is charged to out-of-county residents. Apply in person.

* Richland County Public Library - Out-of-county residents can get a library card for an annual fee. Apply in person.

* Spartanburg County Public Libraries

* York County Library - Out-of-State Card has a $25 annual fee. Apply in person.

South Dakota

* All South Dakota residents can obtain free online access via the South Dakota State Library:


* Blount County Public Library (Maryville)

* Brentwood Library

* Bristol Public Library - serves both Bristol, VA & Bristol, TN. Those residing outside the area can get a card for a $10 annual fee. Apply in person.

* Chattanooga (Hamilton County) Public Library

* Cleveland Library

* Johnson City Public Library

* Knox County Public Library

* Williamson County Public Library (Franklin)


* Texas residents who are registered patrons of public or academic libraries can obtain free remote access to HeritageQuest Online through the TexShare Databases program: You may need a login & password to access from home; contact your library for more information.


* Utah Library Card holders. - Premium PIONEER Databases - A service of the Utah State Library & your local public library.

All of the Premium PIONEER Databases can be accessed from any Utah public library & all but a few from your home; how you get into the databases depends on where you live and who (which library) is offering access. If you live in Davis County, Murray, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Weber County or Uintah County, the databases are accessed through their servers using library card barcodes. All other areas of the state need to request an access code from their local public library.


* Brattleboro, Brooks Memorial Library

* Burlington, Fletcher Free Library

* Jericho-Underhill, Deborah Rawson Memorial Library

* Middlebury, Ilsley Public Library

* Montpelier, Kellogg-Hubbard Library

All patrons who do not live in the legal service area* will pay $12.50 per person ($20 per family)Legal service area is: Montpelier, Calais, Berlin, East Montpelier, Middlesex, and Worcester. All residents of these towns will continue to receive free library cards.

* Rutland Free Library

* Warren Public Library

* Windsor Public Library


* Alexandria Library

* Appomattox Regional Library System - (City of Hopewell, Prince George & Dinwiddie Counties)

* Arlington County Dept. of Libraries

* Blue Ridge Regional Library

* Bristol Public Library - serves the citizens of both Bristol, VA, and Bristol, TN. Those residing outside the area can get a card for a $10 annual fee. Apply in person.

* Chesapeake Public Library System

* Chesterfield County Public Library

* Culpeper County Library

* Fairfax County

* Falls Church Public Library

* Fauquier County Public Library

* Fluvanna County Public Library - Card also available to: Albemarle, Buckingham, Cumberland, Goochland & Louisa. Apply in person.

* Galax-Carroll Regional Library

* Gloucester Public Library

* Halifax County-South Boston Regional Library

* Handley Regional Library (Loudoun, Fauquier, Warren, & Shenandoah counties)

* Henrico County Public Library - non-resident card fee is $15.00 per year. Apply in person.

* Jefferson-Madison Public Library (Charlottesville) - Any resident of Virginia is eligible to obtain free library card.

* L. E. Smoot Memorial Library (King George)

* Loudoun County Public Library

* Massanutten Regional Library (Harrisonburg)

* Poquoson Public Library

* Prince William Public Library System

* Pulaski County Library System

* Radford Public Library

* Roanoke Public Libraries$library

* Rockbridge Regional Library (Lexington)

* Smyth-Bland Regional Library (Marion, Saltville & Bland) A free library card is available to residents of Virginia. Non-residents may obtain a card for a $10 annual fee. Apply in person.

* Southside Regional Library (Mecklenburg & Lunenburg Counties)

* Suffolk Public Library

* Washington County Public Library

* Williamsburg Regional Library

* Wythe-Grayson Regional Library

* York County Public Library


* Asotin County Library (Clarkston)

* Burlington Public Libary

* Everett Public Library

* Fort Vancouver Regional Library District

* King County Library System - Library cards are available to anyone living in the area served by the King County Library System or in the service area of another library system that has a Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement with KCLS.

* Kitsap Regional Library - Almost everyone who lives in the State can get a library card, including visitors to Kitsap County. Apply in person.

* Mid-Columbia Library (Benton, Franklin & Adams County)

* Neill Public Library (Pullman)

* North Central Regional Library - 28 community libraries in Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, & Okanogan counties. (Conconcully, Hartline, Marlin, Nespelem, Rock Island not eligible)

* North Olympic Library System (Clallam County)

* Pend Oreille County Library District

* Pierce County Library System (Carbonado, Fife, Fircrest, Puyallup, Roy, Ruston, Tacoma not eligible)

* Port Townsend Public Library

* Puyallup Public Library

* Richland Public Library

* Seattle Public Library system

* Sno-Isle Regional Library System (Snohomish & Island counties, Everett & Woodway not eligible)

* Spokane County Library District

* Stevens County Rural Library District (Loon Lake)

* Tacoma Public Library offers access to HQ to everyone.

* Timberland Regional Library (Olympia)

* Walla Walla Public Library

* Walla Walla County Rural Library

* Whatcom County Library System

* Whitman County Library

* Yakima Valley Regional Library (except Grandview)

West Virginia

* Cabell County Public Library - Library is a service center covering the Western Counties area (Mingo, Putnam, Wayne)

* Jackson County Public Library (Ripley)

* Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library

* Parkersburg & Wood County Library

* Wayne County Public Library


* Indianhead Federated Library System (Eau Claire)

* South Central Library System

* Waukesha County Federated Library System

* West Bend Community Memorial Library - offers library cards to ANYONE. You don't even need to be a Wisconsin resident, but you do have to apply in person. See details at site.

* Wisconsin Valley Public Library


* All residents of Wyoming can have remote access - WYLD (Wyoming Libraries Database) is a collaborative effort to provide access to the collections and services of every Wyoming Library on the "Electronic Frontier." You must enter a WYLD library card & PIN to gain access.

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