Springfield City Library – Central City of Springfield

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Contact Information

City of Springfield
Contact: Molly Fogarty, Director
Email Address: lfogarty@springfieldlibrary.org
Phone: 413-263-6828 xX290
Fax: 413-263-6828

220 State Street Springfield, MA 01103
Area Served: West

Map Location Springfield City Library - Central


The Springfield City Library is a great resource for people with visual disabilities.  All branches provide large print books for adults, and the Central Library has large print books for teens and children.  All branches and the Central Library have extensive collections of books on CD, and smaller collections of "Playaways" for adults and teens.  (These are MP3 players pre-loaded with recorded books.)  The Central Library has a modest collection of books on CD in Spanish. The Central Library (220 State Street) offers dozens of computers equipped with JAWS software.  They also have a Print Magnifier machine.

The Central Library hosts a play group for an Early Intervention program, as well as an Early Childhood Resource Center for educators and families with preschoolers.  Call or email the Library for more information.

Service Types

  • Adult Education
  • After School Programs
  • Equipment Loan
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Communication

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Developmental Disability
  • Elderly Person with disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • Other
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds