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Info & Research: Community & Government

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Get connected with federal, state and local government resources, local social services and organizations. 

COVID-19 Resources for the Community

Besides the immediate threat to health and well being COVID-19 has complicated many of the challenges of daily life. People may require assistance with basic food and housing needs and families face school and child care problems they did not have pre-COVID. Even filing tax returns is harder. This collection of community resources can help you find the help you need.


Tax forms are available at the library during tax season:

  • The federal Forms 1040, 1040 EZ and the instruction booklet are available for free
  • A limited number of Oregon OR-40 forms are also available for free
  • To pick up forms, you may come to the library's front doors during:
    • curbside pickup hours (1:00-3:00, Mon-Sat) or
    • computer appointment hours (4:00-6:00 on Mon, Wed & Thu; 10:00-Noon on Tue, Fri & Sat) 
  • All other federal forms and booklets, as well as state forms and instruction booklets can be printed at the library for 0.15 cents per page. Please call the library to arrange for printing and pickup.
  • Tax form submission deadline has been extended by the IRS to May 17, 2021.

Library computers are available for working on your taxes. Call to make an appointment.

Tax Aide Locations in Springfield:


Library staff are NOT able to assist you with tax preparation, including helping you select which forms you need. Only certified tax professionals can legally offer tax advice. Library staff are happy to help connect you to tax resources and offer computer and printing help when possible.

Help with Food, Housing, and More

Government Links

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