Learning Express

Job & Career Accelerator combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application.


Learning Express Library
Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

Rocket Languages

Rocket Language
The Scientifically Based, Award Winning Language Learning System that allows anybody... At Any Age Or Skill Level ... To Master a Different Language.

Genealogy Resources

Holyoke Public Library patrons can now search family history in two new genealogical databases, Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest Online.  Access to these databases is made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library.

Ancestry Library Edition provides access to millions of unique, full-text primary sources and enhanced images, including U.S., U.K. and Canadian Census records;  Canadian genealogical records;  U.S. military records;  and immigration, passport, and naturalization records.

Please note that you must be in the Library to access Ancestry Library Edition. You may be on a Library computer or use your own device.  If you are in the Library, click on the image below. 
(Tip: Ancestry works best in the Firefox Browser.  Ask a Librarian if you need help.)

Our second database, HeritageQuest Online is available remotely with your Holyoke Public Library card, as well as from every Library computer.
In addition to providing access to tens of thousands of family and local history books, HeritageQuest Online now contains United States Census records through 1940 and City Directories from across the country.  The latter contains a wealth of information, including addresses and occupations of adults.

To access, click on the image below.  If you are outside the library, you will be taken to a page where you can enter your Holyoke Public Library card number.  Please contact the History Room at (413) 420-8107 if you have any difficulties accessing HeritageQuest Online from home. 

Massachusetts Board of Library Comissioners (MBLC)

gale databases reference library
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 Courses

Online learning anytime, anywhere... Just a click away!

Gale Courses
 offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Online Music Lessons

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals.

Universal Class

Universal Class provides over 500 courses covering 30 subject areas including: 

• Computer Training • Personal Finance
• How to / Do It Yourself • General Education
• Business • Pet & Animal Care
• Career Training • Health & Medicine
• Arts, Crafts & Hobbies
• And Much More!

Creative Bug

Celebrate Creativity
Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.