Menu Bottom

Adult Services
Reading room
The Holyoke library is expanding the type of adult programming we offer to the community.  Our space provides the opportunity for a variety of programs.  Quiet study areas on the fourth floor may be reserved for tutoring sessions, group project work and much more. 

Community meetings may be held in our first-floor conference room or our large Community Meeting Room located on the ground floor.  The Community Room will also host library sponsored author visits, music programs, speaker series, dramatic programs and may be reserved by the community for private programming that corresponds to a library setting.  It is also the only place in the library where food may be served. 

Adult education classes and adult computer education will take place in the classroom section of our computer lab.  We host book clubs, language education, and fine art programs. Our Online Reference section includes several databases and useful websites.

GED Testing Service

The library offers materials related to the GED testing service. We have study guides which may be checked out and also a DVD set that covers preparation for the GED exam. We are hoping to begin free prep classes for the public soon.

Adult Basic Education

A DVD educational series is available at the library for students in an Adult Basic Education program. We have the EASY series on our shelves. Part 1: the beginner series, part2: community essentials, and EASY at work service and hospitality are great resources. They include information about the alphabet and numbers, personal interactions, health care, personal finance, job skills, job interviews and much more.

English as a Second Language

Handbooks, workbooks and other materials for both educators and students are available to be checked out. We also offer a variety of audiovisual materials related to ESL and ELL programming. The library hopes to begin adult ESL education programming soon.



The library computer lab has a classroom area that will be used for adult education computer classes. We also have lots of material on computer education, webpage design, and graphic design available to be checked out.


Browse our catalog to see what we have on these subjects by clicking the "Search Library Catalog" tab in the upper right corner of this screen. 


If you have any questions, suggestions, or feel that you can offer a level of expertise to a library program on a volunteer basis please call Maria Pagan, Library Director at 420-8101