Brainfuse Now

Brainfuse HelpNow / JobNow / VetNow connects people who want to learn with experts who love to teach. It is an online resource with live tutors where patrons access real-time assistance through the intuitive Brainfuse online classroom. Brainfuse tutors are trained to not provide answers, but to help users master a problem's underlying academic concepts.

  offers tutoring and homework help services in Spanish for all subjects offered in English.

  provides live help in job hunting and bridges the divide by connecting users with experienced career coaches and vast resources to assist them during all stages of their job search.

  helps veterans and their families understand and apply for the benefits they are eligible for from local, state, or federal programs. From housing and health care to education, mental health, and more, VetNow navigators are ready to help.

MCAS Practice Testing

Lumos Learning

 Holyoke Public Library's Lumos StepUp for MCAS Assessment Subscription. Click here to login.

An online comprehensive supplemental study program for students in elementary and middle schools.

Rocket Languages

Rocket Language
The Scientifically Based, Award Winning Language Learning System that allows anybody... At Any Age Or Skill Level ... To Master a Different Language.

Genealogy Resources

Available in the Library only.  

Click to access  Ancestry Library Edition 

Ancestry provides access to millions of unique, full-text primary sources and enhanced images, including U.S., U.K. and Canadian Census records;  Canadian genealogical records;  U.S. military records;  and immigration, passport, and naturalization records.

Click to Access Heritage Quest Online

In addition to providing access to tens of thousands of family and local history books, HeritageQuest Online now contains United States Census records through 1940 and City Directories from across the country.  The latter contains a wealth of information, including addresses and occupations of adults.

Please contact the History Room at (413) 420-8107 and leave a message if you have  difficulty accessing Heritage Quest Online from home. 

Learning Express

Job & Career Accelerator combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application.


Learning Express Library
Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

Massachusetts Board of Library Comissioners (MBLC)

gale databases reference library
PowerSearch makes it possible to find subjects from A-Z in one or several of the Gale’s periodical databases in a single search. This is especially good for subjects that may be covered more than one database, such as diets, careers, etc.


Gale Courses

Online learning anytime, anywhere... Just a click away!

Gale Courses
 offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Online Music Lessons

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals.

Universal Class

Universal Class provides over 500 courses covering 30 subject areas including: 

• Computer Training • Personal Finance
• How to / Do It Yourself • General Education
• Business • Pet & Animal Care
• Career Training • Health & Medicine
• Arts, Crafts & Hobbies
• And Much More!

Creative Bug

Celebrate Creativity has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.