• Do your research online

       Search Gale Virtual Reference Library, for
       school or work related research

       Job & Career Accelerator can help prepare
       resume, cover letter, interview, find and apply
       for jobs

  • 24/7 Access to library resources online

      The Holyoke Public Library has electronic resources
       to help you and your children, from reading
       local newspapers, e-books and magazines,
       to listening to music or recorded books, to helping

       your students with their online home assignments.

       And while your children are working on their
       school work, why not take

       an online non-credit course, get ahead
       by earning Continuing Education Units/Credits
       or prepare for a new career or new job, learn
       a new language with your children, learn
       to play a musical instrument together, or be creative
       and have fun with online instructional videos.

  • Stay connected with your digital library

      Electronic resources to help you and your children,
       from reading local newspapers, e-books and
       magazines
    , to listening to music or recorded books,
       to helping your students with their
       online home assignments.

       And while your children are working
       on their school work, why not take an
       online non-credit course, get ahead by
       earning Continuing Education Units/Credits
       or prepare for a new career or new job,
       learn a new language with your children,
       learn to play a musical instrument together, or
       be creative and have fun with online instructional
       videos.

  • The Holyoke Public Library Celebrates its 150th Anniversary!

                             150th Anniversary of the Holyoke Public Library

    To view the exhibit on a touch screen, press Read More below and start swiping down.  On a computer, click below and then use a scroll wheel or two fingers on your touchpad to view.

  • Surgeon General Social Distancing -- Slow the Spread

  • Children can link to any book on TumbleBooks' website!

      Click Index for lists all of the titles in the collection, and you can sort it by Title, Author, Type, or AR number if you wish! You can also jump to a specific letter of the alphabet by clicking on the letters in the “Jump to” line.

  • Check out our Newsletter!

    Winter 2021- January

  • Online Story Time

    The Children's Room has a bunch of story time videos (in Spanish and in English) available to watch at your fingertips! Check them out here!

  • Design, Build, Create - Free Engineering Prgrams!

    The Holyoke Library presents:

    Design, Build Create - We are making the award-winning documentary, Dream Big: Engineering our World, available for free on select dates. We are also scheduling panels of young, diverse engineers (Dream Teams) to talk in more depth about engineering from a variety of perspectives.

    Check out our calendar to see the options!

  • Book Bundles for Kids


     

    The Children's Room is now offering Book Bundles through our curbside pickup service! Each bag has a selection of books from a certain genre or theme that we think you'll love,

    Please call the Children's Room at 413-420-8105 or email nhayes@holyokelibrary.org to get yours today!

  • Download e-books and audio-books

       For books, recorded books, and magazines   
       through OverDrive  (download Libby App) or

       E-books through Freading – (download
       Freading App)

      LEA: Your New eBook Program  Find eBooks, Audiobooks,
       and more on demand

     

  • Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners' Consumer Portal

     
      Public portal​ for statewide
      information
    about libraries, library
      services, and
    access to statewide
      licensed resources.



     


Check out our January 2021 Newsletter!


Grow With Google

Make Learning Your 2021 Resolution!

Learn new digital skills with our February workshops
Learn to work smarter, communicate your strengths, and develop productivity skills in this month's new Grow with Google OnAir workshops. Our latest sessions cover everything you need to stay focused on your goals for 2021.

Take advantage of the more than 50 on demand courses that allow you to learn anytime, anywhere.
 
 

Dial-A-Story


 

The library has an exciting new service: Dial-A-Story! Available 24/7, our Dial-A-Story provides a selection of wonderful stories read aloud by your local librarians and featured guests such as the fantastic storyteller Mary Jo Maichack!

New stories will be released once a month and we're taking requests; what stories do YOU want to hear on our Dial-A-Story? Email nhayes@holyokelibrary.org with your requests and we'll make them happen!

To listen to our Dial-A-Story, please call 413-420-5600!

 


Read the Story of the Holyoke Public Library

We scoured the archives to put together this brief history of the Library from its beginnings in 1870 to the 21st century.  Enjoy!  

To view the exhibit on a touch screen, press Read More below and start swiping down.  On a computer, click below and then use a scroll wheel or two fingers on your touchpad to view. 

150th Anniversary of the Holyoke Public Library


At Home Learning

Online Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, The World Almanac for Kids includes exclusive online-only material as well as content from award-winning The World Almanac®, Chelsea House, and Facts On File sets and series. Each topic area provides resources for homework, reports, and projects, and kids—including homeschoolers—can explore age-appropriate subjects while developing online research skills with a trusted content source.


The Mailbox® School & District
is packed with 52,000+ fun and engaging ideas, activities, and worksheets that help inspire imaginations. All of the activities and ideas in The Mailbox® School & District are educationally sound, practical, easy to use, error-free, and child-centered and teach essential skills.


The Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons. Plus, the collection is ideal for librarians hosting a video storytelling hour, homework help for students, or resources for remote learning that they can access anywhere, anytime.

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Online Resources available from a number of Federal agencies

"Please note that the materials presented below concerning resources available on a number of Federal agencies' websites are being provided for your convenience as a potential resource for parents, students, schools, teachers, and other educators to use during this challenging time.

They were not developed by the U.S. Department of Education, and we do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this information. Furthermore, the inclusion of any hyperlinks and the content presented is not intended to convey their relative importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered. The Department does not control, direct, or encourage any particular curriculum or the information related to the curriculum. The use of materials or information by a school or educator is strictly a State and local matter."

Department of Defense: Learn about careers in STEM fields

Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics: Kids' Zone

Department of Energy: Games and Activities; Virtual Field Trips to National Energy Labs

Environmental Protection Agency: Games, Quizzes, and Videos about the Environment

The Library of Congress: Presentations and Activities to Help Students Learn about History

NASA: Interactive Lessons about Space, Earth, Solar System, and Universe;  Lessons from Astronauts about Living in Space;  STEM Activities for Students of All Ages

The Kennedy Center:  Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems; Tour the Kennedy Center with The Pigeon

The Smithsonian: Free Smithsonian STEM Games and Simulations; Meet the Animals of the National Zoo; 3D Exhibits and Virtual Tours; Smithsonian Magazine Ten Museums You Can Virtually Visit; The Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour; Digital Smithsonian American Art Museum; Distance Learning Resources

NOAA: Use Real-Time Ocean Data to Explore the Environment

USGS: Learn from Home About Physical science, Geography and Maps


Newspapers Online

Explore our new full-color image edition of The Springfield Republican! All you need is a Holyoke library card number.

This digital archive replaces the physical microfilms covering from May 1, 2018 through the current date. Archival issues prior to May 2018 are available on microfilms in the Holyoke History Room. Please contact us for assistance

Other Massachusetts newspapers can be access here.


Electronic Books (e-Books) and Magazines

OverDrive/Libby Tutorial

e-Books Collection

e-Magazines Collection

Kids Collection

Teens Collection

Freading Tutorial

 


Education

Online Courses and Continue Education Classes

Online Non-Credit Courses Tutorial
 

 

Online Continuing Education Courses Tutorial


Learn New Skills

Language, Music, Arts & Crafts

Rocket Languages Tutorial

 

ArtistWorks Tutorial

CreativeBug Tutorial


Listen to Music and Recorded Books

OverDrive Audiobooks Collection

 

Freegal Music Tutorial