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Please bear with us as we continue the process of rolling out our new system.

It is important to note that in order to take full advantage of what we have to offer, you will need to reregister your library PIN. It is recommended that you either stop by the circulation desk or call us at 973 376-4930, ext. 221.

The following is a list of new or expanded services available to cardholding residents of Springfield through our membership in the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium.
1. Direct access to the holdings of all 31 consortium members, including the ability to place direct hold requests on items owned by other libraries.
2. Streaming access to more than 500,000 items (audiobooks, movies, music, e-books, comics and television shows) through access to a library service called Hoopla. Go to the main page of our catalog for more information regarding how you can sign up.
3. Expanded access through Zinio to subscriptions of nearly 150 popular magazine titles that will get emailed right to your inbox.
4. LMxPRess, a free mobile app for your handheld devices.
5. Pay for fines and fees online with your credit card through online access to SmartPay.

Artist Application

Updated June 7, 2017 

Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library accepts applications from artists who wish to exhibit their work in the museum's gallery space. The Donald B. Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library is currently accepting applications from artists who would like to exhibit their work in the museum during 2017 and 2018. 

Applicants are asked to submit a current resume, 10 slides, prints, a CD ROM or digital files representative of their work along with a stamped self-addressed envelope that will accommodate the return of their submitted samples.  Due to increased use of the space for programming, we regret that we are currently unable to accept applications for the exhibitions of sculpture unless the pieces can either be hung on the wall or displayed on wall-mounted shelves. A limited amount of pedestal space is also available.  Applications are reviewed by the Museum Committee of the Library Board on a rolling basis. Artists whose work has been accepted will be offered an exhibit period of approximately one month.

The 36x50 foot Palmer Museum was opened at its current site in 1975. The Palmer Collection was started in 1939 when the Library Board of Trustees appropriated $25.00 to Springfield resident Donald Palmer to purchase pictures of Springfield. The collection grew to include historical mementoes, antique guns, toys, tools, glass & china, etc. Portions of the permanent Palmer Collection are on display throughout the year.

Since 1992, the Museum has provided space for the exhibit of art and historical works and for the presentation of cultural programs. During these years, the Museum has exhibited the works of many fine local and regional artists. Exhibits featured have included photography, sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass work, handmade paper and prints.

For further information about the facility and the application process, please speak to our Director. You can download a copy of the current artist application pdfHERE.

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