Ask A LibrarianHighly 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 LibrarianLibrarians 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 HotspotFind out about our wireless hotspots, which you can check out for free with your library card to provide internet access wherever you need it!
Borrow a ChromebookFind out about our Chromebooks, which you can check out for free with your library card whenever you need a laptop!
Early Childhood Resource CenterThe 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 NetworkAs 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.
Makerspace at East Forest Park BranchA community-operated workspace where people with common interests can meet, socialize and collaborate.
Meeting RoomsThe 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.
NewslettersPlease 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 LiteracyThe 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.