Library Mission Statement

from our new Strategic Plan FY2022 - 2026

South Hadley Public Library serves as a safe community gathering space where all library patrons are welcomed with dignity and respect. The library’s collections, programs, and services will reflect both the town of South Hadley and the world at large. The library will collaborate with community partners to provide a comfortable environment that is reflective and responsive to the recreational, educational, and cultural needs of our library users.

New Program Access with the Libby App!

Use Your Mobile Device to Access: Craftsy!

Craftsy is an online resource for all creative makers where you can find everything you need - from basic instruction to advanced techniques. It's a community of enthusiastic makrs, from quilters and sewers, to cake decorators and painters, wanting to create beautiful things and express their creativity.

Libby is available on the following devices: Amazon Kindle Fire, Android Devices, Chrome Book, Apple Devices (iPad or iPhones), and Nook Tablets.

Need a library card?

New to town? New to the library? You can fill out our online library card application by clicking here!

Homebound Delivery for Residents

Services provided via the Gaylord Memorial Library

Our homebound service is accepting new applications from South Hadley residents who have health or transportation issues that keep them from the library.  Materials are selected and delivered by library staff on a monthly basis. Homebound delivery recipients must be home or have a household member available to receive the contactless delivery at the scheduled date/time.  Interested residents may print out or fill out an online application or call the Gaylord Library at 413-538-5047 to register.

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,


Access eBooks and eAudiobooks