Authentication by geolocation for statewide electronic resource remote access is now available. Anyone living and working in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts now has access to the full suite of Gale and Encyclopedia Britannica databases without entering a library barcode.
Access My Library App
Free app for Gale database access, available for both Android and Apple devices.
Learning Express (Learn-A-Test)Each of the several 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. Practice for such tests as the GED, SAT and AP, ASVAB, Civil Service, TOEFL, and many others in the privacy of your home. Register with your library card number and a password of your choice. Requires a Springfield City Library card.
NoveList (In-library only)Need some ideas on what novels to read? This reader’s advisory tool will help. Search award and prize booklists by genre; search by plot, title, or author to find similar books; browse books by subject; explore fiction through genres and subcategories; read reviews, descriptions and articles; etc. Records from your search are linked to Springfield City Library catalog searches by title or author. Novelist home access: Sign in with your library card number and PIN.
Foundation Directory Online (FDO) (Foundation Center)A searchable database of 80,000+ U.S. foundations, grantmaking public charities, and corporate givers, including sponsoring company information. Additional program information and expanded application guidelines for larger funders. Links to over 7,400 grantmaker and corporate Web sites. Links to IRS 990-PF and 990 returns. See a librarian for assistance. In-library use at Central Library only.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (GTIO) (Foundation Center)A searchable online database of more than 6,200 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. See a librarian for assistance. In-library use at Central Library only.
Foundation Maps (Foundation Center)This interactive mapping tool was designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, academics — virtually anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today. Display grantmaker, grant recipient, and grants data using maps, charts, and lists. In-library use at Central Library only.