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Forefront offices, including the Library, are closed in order to help maintain coronavirus precautions. Please see updates here and feel free to reach us via email.

Check out an eBook!

Forefront members, take a look at our new ebooks database! Contact the Library for log in details.


The Forefront Library is open to the public as well as members.  Stop by and visit us.


Foundation Directory Access

Candid, the providers of Foundation Directory Online, database of over 150,000 funder profiles used by nonprofits to find organizations interested in their projects, are temporarily offering free public access to the Essential version of that database. To receive a link for searching that resource, please contact the Library.

Search Databases

Browse the list below or see details about all databases here

Search for Books

Clicking "Go" will redirect you to the Library's catalog page.

Search Subject Guides

Browse the Library's topic specific web guides. If you belong to a member network and need a password, please speak to a librarian.

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