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
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
2020 U.S. Census
April 1 is Census Day, a key reference date for
the 2020 Census. When completing the census,
you will include everyone living in your home on
April 1, 2020. Census Day will be celebrated with
events across the country.
- March 12 - 20: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.
- Video Guide to Completing Census -- English
- Video Guia para Completar el Censo -- Spanish
- April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.
- May - July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.
Click here to access the Massachusetts
DOR tax forms and instructions.
Massachusetts and Federal Taxes: MA DOR and IRS have extended both the tax filing and the tax payment deadline from the traditional April 15 to July 15.
All ages audio book database
Collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
PBS LearningMedia, your free go-to site for supplemental
resources for distance learning. PBS LearningMedia
offers a wide array of standards-aligned resources for PreK-12 across the
Surgeon General Social Distancing -- Slow the Spread
Protect Yourself -- Stay at Home
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.
Gr 7-12 ebook database
K-6 children's ebook database
K-6 math ebook database
Download e-books and audio-books
For books, recorded books, and magazines
through OverDrive (download Libby App) or
E-books through Freading – (download
LEA: Your New eBook Program Find eBooks, Audiobooks,
and more on demand
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners' Consumer PortalPublic portal for statewide
information about libraries, library
services, and access to statewide
Collaborate -- Throw Wipes in the Garbage!
The SUEZ company encourages all residents across
North America to remember the toilet is not a trash can.
City of Holyoke Online Services
Assessor Field Cards -- view parcel information for each
property within the city
Pay Taxes -- manage and access your City of Holyoke
Pay Parking Ticket -- paying parking tickets online with a
credit or debit card
Pay Vital Records -- payment for vital records online
Pay Water and Sewer -- payments for Water and Sewer
Pay Your Holyoke Gas & Electric Bill -- view and pay bills online
Property Viewer -- access to the City's property record
Receive Emergency Notifications -- Sign up today! Be prepare before, during and after an emergency
Report An Issue -- track and report non- emergency problems, with SeeClickFix, an online and mobile app
You can now license your dog online! -- epay.cityhallsystems.com/selection
Thank you for your support!
The Holyoke Public Library will be closed
starting Monday, March 16 until further notice
Though the Holyoke Public Library building continues to be temporarily closed, the Virtual Library is always open at www.holyokelibrary.org! With recommendations to stay home and avoid crowds, this is a perfect opportunity to explore the world of electronic books, recorded books, movies, music, newspapers, magazines, and more resources you can access for FREE, from anywhere, any time with your Holyoke Library card. Check it out!
Please watch the social media platforms for updated information. We encourage everyone to stay safe during these unprecedented times.
At Home Learning
"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
Environmental Protection Agency: Games, Quizzes, and Videos about the Environment
The Library of Congress: Presentations and Activities to Help Students Learn about History
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
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
Online Courses and Continue Education Classes
Learn New Skills
Language, Music, Arts & Crafts
Listen to Music and Recorded Books