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 508-764-5426, Ext.105 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
memorabilia. While the History Room is not open to the public, patrons
are welcome to request items that can be brought out to the Reference
area for research purposes.
Additionally, the Library maintains an extensive local newspaper
collection on microfilm. For more information of available resources,
please click here.
of Historical Materials
Digital Commonwealth houses many historical photographs of Southbridge.
Internet Archive houses digitized yearbooks and Town of Southbridge Annual Reports.
A reference librarian is available to proctor tests
or exams by appointment. Please contact the Reference Department at
email@example.com, or 508-764-5426 x105 with any questions or to
schedule an exam.
Please note that we do not offer constant
monitoring, if this is a requirement of your school or organization.
Students use a table in the Reference Area to take exams. Please also
take into consideration that while the library is generally quiet, it
is not a distraction-free environment. There is no charge for exam
proctoring.Please see the Exam Protoring Guidelines here. Completed forms may be returned to the reference desk.
eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks
Download free eBooks and audiobooks through the library! Three catalogs of eBooks are available. Overdrive and Axis360 provide popular fiction and nonfiction. Biblioboard provides primary source documents for academic research.
You can also download free digital magazines through Zinio!
See our online resource page for more information.
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.