Academic OneFile
Searches the most journal articles for colleges and universities.

Access World News

Search national and international full-text articles on issues, events, business, education and more with over 3,000 news sources including the Springfield Republican and USA Today. Also includes access to 10 Western MA newspapers including Berkshire Eagle, The Valley Advocate & many more.




— Agawam High School: The First 100 Years:

Agawam High School Graduates. Alphabetical List. 1924-2022.

Agawam High School Graduates. Chronological List. 1924 – 2022.

AHS Gold Star Graduates: Those Who Died In Military Service.

The Case For The Class of 1924.

“Sent to the Office!” Agawam High School. The First 100 Years: Principals/ Assistant Principals & Superintendents / Assistant Superintendents


— Agawam High School Yearbooks
To view the complete scanned editions for 1927 to 2022 please click on the above link.

— Agawam Newspapers

For Agawam Advertiser from 1971 to 2018 click here

For Agawam Citizen from 1974 to 1975 click here

For Agawam Independent from 1961 to 1972 click here

For Agawam News from 1967 to 1970 click here

For Southwick/Suffield Advertiser/News from 1981-1983 click here

— Agawam Town Reports
To view the complete scanned editions of the Agawam Town Reports from 1891 to 1984 please visit the online archive.



Articles, videos, podcasts and blogs for the small business owner. Includes starting and running a business, green business, franchises, business taxes, and a Finance Resource Center. Site is sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet.

American Family Immigration History Center
This massive database contains records of over 22 million passengers who entered the U.S. through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. Requires registration, available free of charge.



for remote use click here: ancestry from home

for in-library use click here: ancestry in Agawam library

Biography In Context
Search thousands of biographies from this one site.

Boston Public Library Online Resources
The Boston Public Library eCard gives you instant access to thousands of ebooks, movies, audio files, magazines and more. Massachusetts residents, property-owners or people who commute to work in Massachusetts may register for an eCard click here.

Britannica Learning Zone
offers an engaging online tool for early-childhood learning, covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography and more.

Britannica Online Public Library Edition
Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons from students, to business professionals and lifelong learners.

Business Collection
Find business articles plus information on large companies.
The U. S.’s largest online job site. Publishes jobs on the Internet and in print. Search for jobs and/ or post your resume.


Consumer Reports: More Than Product Reviews | Edwardsville Public Library








Consumer Reports
enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Driving Tests

CDL Practice Test

Motorcycle Practice Test

Road Signs Test has partnered with Agawam Public Library and offers free DMV permit practice testsGet started today!

Encyclopedia Online
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and lots more Search this site by word or letter, or browse for information.

Abstracts from Education Journals

Expanded Academic ASAP
Searches journal articles for use in colleges and universities.

Family Search
Site contains a billion names from over 110 counties and territories including those found in the 1880 United States Census, the 1881 Canadian Census, the 1881 British Census, the Ellis Island database and the Freedman’s Bank Records.

Find a Grave
Find the grave site of your ancestors

Gale Legal Forms Library







This subscription-based database will assist users in understanding common legal procedure.  It’s useful for filing patents and trademarks, preparing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and much more.

Gale Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center is Gale’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis.

Gale OneFile: News
Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. 

Gale OneFile: High School Edition
Gale OneFile: High School Edition is designed for middle- and high-school students and provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.  

Gale Sites
The Agawam Library gale sites page is a compilation of statewide licensed electronic resources. Here you will find links to databases, ebooks, scholarly journals & much more! Accessible from any computer or mobile device, either at home or at the library.

General OneFile
Searches the most magazine and newspaper articles on any topic.

Global Issues In Context
Provides international viewpoints on global issues and current events. Also, provides information on each country of the world.

Good Reads
See what your friends are reading, get recommendations for books, keep a list of what you’ve read and/or what you want to read, rate and review books, play trivia, form a club, and collect quotes.

Google Books
Google Books allows you to search a comprehensive index of full-text books.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health and medical information (including videos) from trusted resources, magazines, and journals.

Heritage Quest Online
Genealogy Database

Heritage Quest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 – 1930 U.S. federal censuses.



Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.  Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more. Click the icon above to try it out today!



Internet Archive
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 472 billion archived web pages.

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that provides Agawam library patrons access to a large collection of films

Library Thing
A network of over a million readers. Catalog your books, rate books and write reviews, connect to other people who’ve read what you’ve read, and join clubs.

Literature Resource Center
Comprehensive and reliable online resource on literary topics, authors, and their works. Requires a Massachusetts Library card.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers.

Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder
Need help with a legal problem in Massachusetts?
Answer a few questions – we’ll give you contact information for legal aid offices, government agencies and court programs that may be able to help you for free or at low cost.
We’ll also give you links to free legal information and self-help materials.

MassLINKS is Massachusetts’ statewide adult education virtual Academy. We offer both GED/HiSet and English for Speakers of Other Language(ESOL/ESL) courses for adults in need.


Comprehensive information on conditions, diseases, wellness, prescription and over-the-counter medications. Also includes lists of hospitals, doctors, and libraries and the most recent health news. Created by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a very large amount of records that are useful for genealogy, but most of these records are not online. NARA has locations all over the country but the two nearest to Agawam, are the archives in Waltham and Pittsfield.

New York Times
Full text articles from the New York Times from 2005 to the present.

Niche Academy

Niche Academy is an online learning platform that gives Agawam Public Library patrons access to  ready-to-use tutorials for common library services like Ancestry, Consumer Reports & Kanopy among others.

Novelist Plus
NoveList Plus is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations

Onelook is a dictionary site that searches over seven-hundred dictionaries to find the ones that contain the word you request.

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)

Overdrive (CW Mars Digital Catalog)

Peterson’s Career Prep
Create or update a resume, or use provided career advice tutorials to learn about everything from job searching and interviewing to negotiating salaries.

Peterson’s Test Prep
Prepare for standardized and vocational tests, explore potential career options, or find the right school for you.

Physicians Desk Reference
PDR is now online.

Over 15 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. Includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. A service of the National Library of Medicine.

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)
Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses (59 million) and U.S. residents (310 million).

Research In Context
Searches magazine and newspaper articles for Junior High students.

Science In Context
Covers all topics in science including biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, health and medicine, math and technology, and physics and astronomy. Includes full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links

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 Springfield Republican
Access the Springfield Republican from 1988 to the Present.

Transparent Language

Learn over 110 languages using any Internet-connected device. The Transparent Languages online app requires activation before it can be used.

United States Census Bureau
The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.

USDA National Nutrient Database
Find nutrient information on nearly 9,000 foods.

USPS Zip Code Lookup
Zip Code Lookup looks up ZIP Codes for corporate and residential addresses.

Western Massachusetts Newspapers
Access to 10 Western MA newspapers:
North Adams Advocate, Amherst Bulletin, Berkshire Eagle, Daily Hampshire Gazette, North Adams Transcript, Greenfield Recorder, Springfield Republican, Springfield Advocate, Springfield Examiner & Easthampton Valley Advocate.

World History In Context
Covers all topics in World History. Provides access to reference sources, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary sources, images, videos, audio files, and links.