Ask A Librarian
Let a professional librarian help you with your information needs. We can help you with consumer needs, business information, and personal interests by telephone or in person at the Reference Desk, located in the center of the library.
How to reach a reference librarian
- In person -- Visit us at the the Holyoke Public Library
- By Phone -- Call 413-322-5640
Reference Databases -- From C/WMARS, MLS, MBLC
Gale PowerSearch -- makes it possible to find subjects from A-Z in one or several of the Gale’s periodical databases in a single search. This is especially good for subjects that may be covered more than one database, such as diets, careers, etc.
Gale databases are funded and supported by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
* Denotes resource funded by the Massachusetts Library System.
NoveList is a comprehensive online readers’ advisory tool. Patrons can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides and more.
Residents of Massachusetts can search the full-text (including back issues) of the following twelve Massachusetts newspapers:
Berkshire Eagle 2005-
Boston Globe 1980-
Boston Herald 1991-
Business West (Chicopee) 1992-
Gazette (Haverhill) 12/31/92-8/9/07
Lowell Sun 2004-
North Adams Transcript 2005-
Patriot Ledge (Quincy) 1991-
Plymouth County Business Review 1991-
Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg) 2005-
Standard-Times (New Bedford) 1/4/92-8/19/97
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 1989-
Massachusetts Newsstand is funded and supported by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners