Forms on File

Forms on File is a somewhat recent addition to our electronic database family. Some of you might already be familiar with this database since we used to have a paper copy in our Reference collection. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Forms on File, this database gives you access to a wide variety of government, business, personal, and tax forms that you can either download or print out.

  • If you are selling an automobile, you can download and print out a template to use as your Bill of Sale.
  • If you are looking for Immigration and Naturalization forms, Forms on File has them.
  • If you are applying to a college or university and do not have an application, you can find the forms for most schools.
  • If you are looking for a template for a will or a trust, Facts on File has them.
  • If you are working on a business deal or are opening a new business, Forms on File might cut out a bit of the work for you.

There are really too many forms to list, but Forms on File has it all. Well, maybe not all, but it does have a lot.

Book Crossing and Library Thing

Top Book Shelf
Image taken from Phil Moore’s photos on

If you’re a big reader, there is no better place to go than the public library, of course. However, if you’re also a big web user, there are many ways online that you can share your love for reading with readers everywhere. There are two websites that are great for this.

  • Library Thing
    You can put all of the books that you read on this website, by creating lists and even cataloging them. Library Thing also allows you to view lists from other readers with similar interests. I first heard about this site from some librarian friends of mine who swear by it.
  • BookCrossing
    A fellow employee here at the WPL first brought this site to my attention. The object of this site is to “help make the whole world a library” by allowing users to register books on the site, and then leaving them in various places for readers to find. For example, say you really loved the book, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett but wanted to give your copy away so that others can enjoy it. You can leave it at the Alewife T station after registering it with BookCrossing. Someone else will find it, read it, and then leave it in another public place.

posted by: Laura

Intenet Basics Class at the Library

New to the Internet, never been on the Internet, or don’t know what you are doing on the Internet? This is for you!

Classes are being held at the Waltham Public Library:

· Tuesday, February 26th at 10:00 AM

· Thursday, February 28th at 2:00 PM

We will go over Internet basics:

· Discussion of what the Internet is

· Understanding the functions of the different parts of a web browser

· Learning web searching skills

Space is limited: Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 781-314-3425 x3