Teen Services are for teens from 8th to 12th grade. Teen book collections are available to readers of all ages who enjoy young adult literature.

Teen Spaces & Collections

The teen space at the Main Library is now located near the Coddington Street pedestrian entrance and includes seating, desktop computers (coming soon), outlets for plugging in laptops or other personal devices, and easy access to the teen collection. The North Quincy Branch also has a dedicated teen space with computers and teen materials.

The teen collection includes fiction and nonfiction print books, and graphic novels. The library also has many online resources for teens:

  • Online Library for instant access to ebooks, digital magazines, streaming movies, and more
Boston Globe

Full-text coverage from 1980.

Britannica Moderna

Spanish-language resource for native speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. Designed for students in grades 9-12.  

Britannica Online

Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons from students to business professionals and lifelong learners. Offers “adult” and “kids”  interface. Includes a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books.

Gale In Context: Biography

Contains nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography and is updated daily.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues, with continuously updated articles, overviews, primary sources, statistics, images, videos, audio files, and links to websites.

Gale In Context: Science

Information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files, and website links.

Gale In Context: U.S. History

Find contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history.

Gale In Context: World History

Find contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Find the information you need on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy

Collection of 700+ journals and reference books covering environmental issues policies from scientific, government, and industry perspectives.

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine

Articles from a variety of magazines, plus excerpts from reference books. Material includes a medical dictionary, medical directories, health periodicals, and pamphlets from leading health organizations.

Gale OneFile: High School Edition

Covers a wide range of topics for students in grades 6 through 8, drawing from periodicals, journals, reference books and more.

Gale Power Search

Select one or more databases from an alphabetical list and then cross search in a single search.

New York Times

How it Works:

  • Unlimited access while using any device on the Thomas Crane Public Library network
  • Does NOT include access to the archives between 1923-1980
  • Go to nytimes.com
  • Click Register Now and create a free personal nytimes.com account
  • Offsite? No problem, just get a token for 72 hours of offsite access
RMV Driver’s Permit Practice Tests

Handbooks and practice tests for Massachusetts car, motorcycle, and CDL licenses, plus FAQs about obtaining your Massachusetts driver’s license.

Teen Advisory Board

Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Main Library or North Quincy to gain volunteer hours, meet other teens, and help us decide on events, books, and other teen services! Email quteen@ocln.org for more information.

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