Services

Ask A Librarian

Highly trained librarians are always available and eager to assist you to: identify appropriate sources for your research or factual queries; guide you in the use of our computers and the library’s online catalog; or help you to find a “good book” to read.

Book A Librarian

Librarians are available for one-on-one sessions to help with: Resumes, Cover Letters, Online Applications, Essay Submissions, Setting up Email Accounts, Basic Proofreading, Using eBooks, Using the Library’s Online Movies & Music, and Using Social Media. This service is available to adults ages 18 and up. To schedule an appointment, call or visit any of our nine Springfield City Library locations.

Early Childhood Resource Center

The ECRC consists of books and other resources especially appropriate for teachers and caregivers working with young children. The only thing you need to borrow these resources is a library card!

Funding Information Network

As a member of the Foundation Center’s nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, the Springfield City Library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic databases.

Library In Your Mailbox

Library In Your Mailbox is a free books-by-mail program from the Springfield City Library for homebound and disabled citizens. Participants in this program regularly receive library materials mailed to their homes at no charge. Any Springfield resident who is homebound or disabled is eligible for this program.

Meeting Rooms

The Springfield City Library has meeting rooms at the Central, Brightwood, Forest Park, Mason Square, and Sixteen Acres Branch Libraries. When not occupied, these rooms are available for use by educational, civic, cultural, and governmental groups.

Newsletters

Please sign up for one of our newsletters if you’d like to receive a free weekly email about the newest books, movies, and music.

Read | Write | Now Adult Literacy

The purpose of Read/Write/Now is to help adults living in the greater Springfield area to achieve their basic education goals as family members, workers and community members. We provide an adult basic education program at no cost to participants. Our program promotes self-directed learning by recognizing and valuing the strengths and knowledge that adults bring to learning.

Your Next Great Story

Your Next Great Story is a new service designed to connect you with suggested books (ebooks, audiobooks, and print), television shows, and movies based on your preferences.