South Hadley Public Library

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South Hadley Public Library

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Library Update:

Beginning the week of June 1 we will contact patrons with existing holds ready for pickup. Once that backlog of items is cleared we will begin supplying new requests for items on the shelves of SHPL and Gaylord. Patrons will have scheduled pickup times to avoid crowding. Stay tuned for more details & thank you for your patience as we find safe ways to gradually restore library services.

​For the health and safety of all, the South Hadley Public Library and Gaylord Memorial Library are closed until further notice.

Staff is currently available by email  and you can message us through Facebook between 9 - 5 Monday through Friday.

As a courtesy to library patrons:

  • Items on loan will be renewed with no limits.
  • Fines will not be charged for overdue items.
  • No materials are due, please keep them at home.
  • Patron holds will be kept on the shelf until we re-open.

Stay up to date visit our Facebook page.

Please be safe and make healthy choices during this challenging time and know that the entire library staff looks forward to opening again in the future.

All library programs and public meetings are canceled.

For Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Click Here.

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At Home Genealogists

You have access to many websites through the library.

Chronicling America- Historic American Newspapers   Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S.. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Ellis Island -The Statue of Liberty Foundation  Search through passenger manifests and ships.

Genealogy Bank  Climb beyond the names and dates on your family tree to the recorded details of their daily lives. Find the facts in over 3,600 fragile, rare newspapers, books and documents.

Heritage Quest Online    A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Sign Up for Free. For over 100 years, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide.

Let's Get Digital!

An Online Escape From Social Distancing

Digital Services at the South Hadley Public Libraries

If you are limiting your exposure to COVID-19 by staying home but still wish to use libray services. we have good news for you! SHPL offers a large variety of digital options including eBooks, EAudiobooks, eVideos, eMagazines, and access to local newspapers

Music or movies your thing? You can sign up for a Boston Public Library Card and access Kanopy/ Hoopla and stream music!

Our website,, is our digital branch and it never closes.

Need a Library Card? Get a Temporary ECard!

Sign up with just your mobile phone! It is free and get access to everything online!

Download the latest Bestsellers!

SHPL offers eBooks and eAudiobooks through our Overdrive (Libby for Libraries) App. Other places you can download free eBooks is the National Emergency Library  and a list of 45 other websites that have free eBooks!

Tons of eMagazines available!
SHPL offers popular and diverse eMagazines, available on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer through our CWMars partners. To use this service simply go to CWMars on your smartphone or table

Stream movies at home for free!
Resident library cards come with free access to movies using CWMars.

Check out all the available eMovies in our catalog just watch the movies in your browser!

You have access to:

Acorn TV that brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond to library patrons through a streaming video service to any Web-connected device. 

IndieFlix a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts. 

Pongalo Spanish Novella Club:  Spanish language telenovelas and translated movies streamed on demand to all popular devices.

Stingray Quello Concerts: Stingray Qello is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.

You can also sign up for a Boston Public LIbrary card for free to access Hoopla or Kanopy!

If you need help remember your librarians are just a Facebook Message away or an email. We are happy to help!

Gaylord Memorial Library

The Gaylord Memorial Library, right across from Mount Holyoke College, is a branch of the South Hadley Public Library and offers full library services in a historic setting near the Village Commons and town center.

What's new at the library?

For a list of the most recently arrived materials at the library, click here.  You can also sign up for a weekly newsletter that lists new books, movies, music, and more!