Ask a Librarian
A dedicated staff of
professionals is available to help patrons find the answers they
seek. The Reference Desk is located on the Main
Questions may be asked in person during normal Hours
on the phone by calling 764-5426, Ext.105 or by e-mail.
Worcester Public Library's Text a Librarian service!
On the go and need an
your question to 508-335-2396 and get an answer delivered to your cell
phone. This service, staffed by professional librarians, is
available during library hours.
number is for text messaging only. Standard text messaging
charges may apply. Please use 508-799-1655 x3 to speak with a
Chat with a WPL Librarian!
chat service is available Monday through Friday, 3:00-5:30. Leave a
question any time, and a librarian will get back to you ASAP!
The Reference Department
Holmes Ammidown History Room on the Main Level. This room
many important pieces from local history and holds numerous collections
of books, photographs, maps, directories, and
Additionally, the Library maintains an extensive local newspaper
collection on microfilm. For more information of available resources,
of Historical Materials
is a digital
library collection that chronicles the agricultural and industrial
history of Central and Western Massachusetts. The Jacob
Library is a primary contributor to this cooperative project.
Treasures is made possible through the efforts of the
Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing library
network and the Central Massachusetts Regional Library
& Video Collection
Downloadable audio Books,
videos are now available through our membership in the C/W
MARS library network. Patrons can browse and search hundreds
great titles and download them to computers or other portable devices
for reading, listening or viewing anywhere, anytime.
eBook device compatibility
2-1-1's online directory provides access to statewide community
resources. Search by keyword or topics to find information and
resources for emergency food, rent, help paying your heating and
utility bills, mental health counseling, health programs, public health
and safety services, child care referrals, job resources, and other
help for individuals, parents and families.
Our web directory is a
websites found on the World Wide Web. We have made every
to select sites that we feel are maintained by reputable
However, the Jacob Edwards Library does not endorse or attempt to
ensure that the information contained in these sites is
We simply provide this directory as a guide to our patrons.
Electronic Book Club
right into your inbox in convenient small messages that take less than
5 minutes to read. This works incredibly well not just on your computer
but also on a Treo, Blackberry, Sidekick or whatever the PDA of your
choice. In the words of Dr. Seuss: Try it, you might like it!