About the Library

Contact Us:

Chicopee Public Library, Emily L. Partyka Central Branch
449 Front Street, Chicopee MA 01013

To reach us by phone: 413-594-1800

Hours, Press 1
Circulation, Press 2
Reference, Press 3
Children's Room, Press 4

To reach us by fax: 413-594-1819

For Directions to the Library, click here.

History of the Library

The beginnings of the library started in 1853 when the Cabot Institute donated its collection of nine hundred books to form a public library. The town voted on March 11, 1853 to support a public library from tax dollars, making the Chicopee Public Library the first library funded by public funds on the western side of the state.

In 1879 the Chicopee Falls branch was started, followed by Willimansett in 1898 and Fairview in 1906.

In 1907, Mrs. Spaulding donated $20,000 towards a new library building and on May 13, 1913, the Chicopee Library opened its first building built solely for the purpose of being a library.

In 2004, the Library expanded again, opening its current location on 449 Front Street

The Library just completed its next long range plan for 2012-2017. It is available for download.

For a more detailed history of the library, read the library history page


Library Trustees

Library Staff

The staff of the Chicopee Public Library strives to bring you the best possible library services. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the appropriate person or department below. To reach us call: 413-594-1800 and then the appropriate extension.

Circulation Department x2
Reference Department x3
Children's Services x4
Library Director x119 Nancy M. Contois
Assistant Director x106 MaryJane Trybulski
Systems Librarian x115 Diane Robillard
Administrative Manager x117 Linda Koske
Youth Services Coordinator x120 Erin Daly
Senior Reference Librarian x114 Carol Lynne Bagley
Community Services Librarian x114 Anne Gancarz
Electronic Reference Services Librarian/Webmaster x114 Amber K. Clooney
Cataloguer x103 Eileen Cullinan
Community Room Reservations x122 Pat Dowd