Young Adult

New Fiction in the YA Collection


What to Read

Young Adult Special Collection

The Young Adult Special Collection includes resources to support young people dealing with difficult social or emotional issues.  The YA Special Collection is located on the first shelf in the YA area on the upper level of the library.

Young people seeking support can also refer to our Get Help page, which provides links to crisis lines and human service providers.

YA Artwork in the Library

Residents of Acton ages 13 to 19 and students attending Acton-Boxborough Regional High School are invited to submit their artwork for display in the Young Adult alcove of the Acton Memorial Library. 

Resources for Research Papers

Click on one of the links below to access the resource.  If you are prompted for a library card number, please enter the barcode on the back of your Minuteman Library Card.

Useful for All Subjects

Britannica Library: An authoritative online encyclopedia.

Gale Virtual Reference Library:  A collection of reference books in electronic format.  The content is exactly the same as in the print editions, but the online format allows full-text searching, remote access, and emailing of PDFs.

Academic OneFile and General OneFile:  These databases provides access to thousands of full-text magazines and journals in a wide range of disciplines.


Biography in Context


U.S. History in Context

World History in Context

International Studies

Global Issues in Context

Global Road Warrior


Literature Resource Center



Science in Context

See ALL electronic resources


Web Resources


Young Adult Volunteers keep shelves in order, assist in the Reference, Children's, Technical Services or Circulation departments, or perform other tasks. Please CLICK HERE for a printable volunteer application form. Please return the form to the library in person or mail to the address on the form.