Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) News
March, 2020

The Library, along with other town departments, closed to the public on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  Staff has prepared the following information and resources.  The BIG news is that everyone can connect to digital materials via the 
OverDrive Digital Catalog and the Libby app.  Everyone can get a library card now with the Instant Digital Card - sign up today!

How to Reach Us:

Staff will be available Monday through Friday,
from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to answer any patron inquiries and to provide assistance.

Please call 508-764-5426 or email

Hang On To Your Checked Out Items for Now:
  • Patron expiration dates and item due dates of checked out items were updated to 5/1/2020 as of March 18, 2020.
  • Late fees accrued during our closure will be waived.
  • Our book drops are closed - please don't worry about going out just to return books. We can't take them back at this time.
  • We are committed to making sure no one is penalized for late items during this time!
Remote Access:
Digital Access to Research Materials:
Click here for list

Digital Access to Educational Materials:
Digital Access to Fun Materials:

COVID-19 and Novel Coronavirus Resources:

Community Information:
The Department of Transitional Assistance, 1 North Street, Southbridge, MA, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 will be closed to in-person visits until further notice. 
Phone: 877-382-2363.
Other Medical Resources:
Town of Southbridge Emergency Alert Program: 

To be alerted about emergencies and other important community news sign up for the Emergency Alert Program. This system enables the Town to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. 


The Literacy office at the Jacob Edwards Library is closed until further notice. Please use the following contact information to get in touch:

Holly Christo, Executive Director: 508-909-6589 or for tutor support and information.

Andrea Cignarella, Program Assistant: 774-230-6468 or, for new students and online classes.
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We hope all of our patrons stay healthy.

The Jacob Edwards Library staff.
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