Services

ADA Services

The Agawam Library is committed to providing equal access for all people who wish to use the library and its collection. In order to provide this service there are various adaptive technologies available at the Library to assist patrons who might need different ways to access print and electronic resources.

Special materials that may interest the visually impaired include books in Braille, large-print books and audio books on CD.

We also have applications for the Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library Program.
Click here for applications.

The Library also has an Optiplex machine, which allows the user to enlarge everyday printed reading materials. Simply place the book, newspaper, or any printed material on a platform and the image appears enlarged on a screen above. It magnifies up to 60 times and minimizes glare. The monitor is placed directly in front of the user for comfortable reading.

The Library’s Outreach Service has trained volunteers to bring the riches of the library to patrons who are unable to visit the library. To arrange for delivery service, please contact the library at 413.789.1550 x8873.

Art for Loan

Various framed art reproductions including prints from Cassatt, Monet, Stegmen, and Vermeer are available for a 6 week loan period at the Library.

Copier

The library has two copy machines. Both are located on the lower level of the library. One prints in black and white and the other prints in color. The black and white copier takes quarters, nickels, and dimes only, and copies are ten cents a page. The color copier takes quarters only and copies are 25 cents a page. Change for the copiers is available at the Reference Desk if needed.

ESL Information

Click HERE for flyer about free English classes for adult ESL students.

Mobile Printing

Mobile Printing at the Agawam Library

— To view/download these instructions as a pdf with additional screenshots please click here.

 

How to Print from a portable device (phone, tablet, laptop computer, etc):

  1. Visit https://www.printeron.net/aga/agawam
  2. Under Printer select either the Adult BW (Black & White) or Adult Color Printer
  3. Under User Info enter your email address.
  4. Under Select Document, tap the Browse button and select the file or photo you wish to print.
  5. Tap the grey arrow icon in the lower right hand corner. (It may take a few moments to load.)
  6. The screen will change & say Approve print job. Please tap the green printer icon in lower right hand corner of screen to approve your print request.
  7. Your document request will take a few moments to process.
  8. You do not need to take down the job reference #, print jobs are listed under your email address and can be picked up at the library’s Print Release Station in the Reference Department or by asking the Reference Desk staff to release the print job for you.
  9. PLEASE NOTE: Print jobs will only be available for 24 hours after they are sent.

 

How to print emails:

  1. Forward the email to either [email protected] for black & white

or [email protected] for color.

2. Please visit or call the Library’s Reference Desk in order to have your job printed. Reminder, the staff will need to know that email address in order to know which print job is yours.

3. PLEASE NOTE: Print jobs will only be available for 24 hours after they are sent.

 

How to print using the App:

(Downloading the App is a great idea if you will be using our mobile print service often):

  1. Download the free App from your App store.
  2. Open the PrinterOn App
  3. At the bottom of the screen, it will say No Printer Selected initially. Tap the No Printer Selected bar & it will bring up a mostly blank screen, which should say Select Printer.

4. At the bottom right hand of the screen is the Search button, tap it and type in Agawam.

5.  Two printer choices should then appear Adult Color Printer & Adult BW Printer. Please select one by tapping on it.

6. The next screen should have 4 tappable buttons viewable on your screen: Documents, Email, Photos & Web. The 1st three will allow you to search the Documents, Email or Photos section of your device. The fourth will allow you to print a web page.

7. When the file you want to print is selected, please tap the green Print button in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

8. Then enter an email address and tap the check mark located in the upper right hand corner of the screen to finalize your print request.

9. Then you will receive an alert message on your screen stating Job Started, and then shortly afterward another in green stating then Job Success.

10. Please visit or call the Library’s Reference Desk in order to have your job printed. Reminder, the staff will need to know that email address in order to know which print job is yours.

11. PLEASE NOTE: Print jobs will only be available for 24 hours after they are sent.

Museum & Zoo Pass Borrowing Information

1. Passes are available to Agawam and Feeding Hills residents eighteen years or older with a valid CW/MARS library card in good standing (no lost items, no fines of $10.00 or more).

2. Reservations may be made at the Information Desk or by calling 789.1550 x4. Passes may be reserved up to four weeks in advance. There is a limit of one pass per family per day, and three reservations per family per month – only one reservation per museum.

3. Passes are loaned out for 2 days. They may be returned in the book drop when the library is CLOSED. Passes must be returned on time so they will be available for the next person. Late charges of $5.00 per day, with a maximum fine of $50.00.

4. Passes are NOT renewable.

5. Passes are checked out and returned at the Information Desk. You must present your library card, and sign a form agreeing to late fees and replacement cost if the pass is lost.

6. Please call and cancel if you are unable to use the pass. If you do not pick up the pass on the day it is reserved (15 minutes prior to closing), it may be checked out to another patron, first come, first served.

7. A call to the museum to confirm current hours and exhibits is suggested.

Click here for a list of all Museum Passes available.

Outreach Services

The Library’s Outreach Service has trained volunteers to bring the riches of the library to patrons who are unable to visit the library.

To arrange for delivery service, please contact the library at 413.789.1550 x8873.

Tax Forms

Agawam Library Tax Information as of 2/12/2021:

Massachusetts and Federal tax forms will become available in the library starting Tuesday January 26th, 2021.

Inventory as of 1/29/2021 — 1040 Federal Tax Forms & Instructions. MA Resident & Non-Resident forms are in.

Tax forms will be available when the library is open in the library lobby immediately past the sliding doors. Forms will also be available on the pickup table on grab and go days. If you are only coming into the library for tax forms you will not to need to make a browsing appointment. If you need assistance printing forms, please make an appointment to visit the Reference Desk. Please note patrons will not be allowed into the library to print tax forms on grab and go days.

We receive the MA Department of Revenue’s Form 1 for both Residents and Non-Residents, and Form 1040 & Instructions from the Federal government.

Springfield Partners for Community Action is offering free tax prep for people who qualify. More information can be found here.

Forms and instructions are also available online at Massachusetts Department of Revenue or the Federal Internal Revenue Service.

Please note: Library staff are unable to provide tax advice including which forms patrons may need.