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.

Attraction Passes

Check out our museum passes! Free or reduced admission to area museums, parks, and attractions.

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.

Borrow a Chromebook

Find out about our Chromebooks, which you can check out for free with your library card whenever you need a laptop!

Borrow a Hotspot

Find out about our wireless hotspots, which you can check out for free with your library card to provide internet access wherever you need it!

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.

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.

Makerspace at East Forest Park Branch

A community-operated workspace where people with common interests can meet, socialize and collaborate.


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Personalized Picks

Personalized Picks is a service designed to connect you with suggested books (ebooks, audiobooks, and print), television shows, and movies based on your preferences.

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.