Springfield City Libraries are temporarily reducing hours starting January 4th, 2022 due to the increased number of cases of COVID-19. Please continue to check back here or call us for future updates.
|East Forest Park Branch – 136 Surrey Road – Springfield MA 01118 – 413-263-6836
136 Surrey Road
Springfield MA 01118
Parking: Free parking is available in the lot.
Book Drop: Two return slots are built into the front face of the building. They are to the right of the front doors, just behind the flagpole.
PVTA Bus Route: X92
Manager: Jenkins Lumpkin
Supervisor: Matthew Jaquith
|The libraries will be closed on the following dates for holidays:|
|January 1, 2022 (Saturday)||New Year's Day|
|January 2 (Sunday)||New Year Weekend: Central Library Closed|
|January 17 (Monday)||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
|February 21 (Monday)||Presidents’ Day|
|April 17 (Sunday)||Easter: Central Library closed|
|April 18 (Monday)||Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)|
|May 30 (Monday)||Memorial Day|
|June 20 (Monday)||Juneteenth (Observed)|
|July 4 (Monday)||Independence Day|
|September 5 (Monday)||Labor Day|
|October 10 (Monday)||Columbus Day|
|November 11 (Friday)||Veterans Day|
|November 23 (Wednesday)||Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm|
|November 24 (Thursday)||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 24 (Saturday)||Christmas Eve|
|December 25 (Sunday)||Christmas Day: Central Library Closed|
|December 26 (Monday)||Christmas Day (Observed)|
Children: 8 computers available. Half-hour sessions with valid library card or guest access. 2 AWEstations available for early literacy learning.
Teens: 6 computers available. One-hour sessions with valid library card or guest access. No headphones provided. Earbuds for $1 and flash drives for $5 are available at the desk.
Adults: 20 computers available. One-hour sessions with valid library card or guest access. No headphones provided. Earbuds for $1 and flash drives for $5 are available at the desk.
Printing: Black and white printing only is offered for 15 cents per page.
Copies: A photocopier is available for black and white copies. The charge is 15 cents per page for letter-size copies.
Connect to WiFi: The East Forest Park Branch Library provides free access to WiFi for your personal device. Before you connect please read our Computer Use and Internet Access Policy. To connect, navigate to your WiFi settings and choose LibraryPublicHotspot. Problems? Please ask a Librarian.
Fax Service: Fax service is available at 2 fax/scanning stations. There is a $1 per job charge for a traditional fax. We cannot receive faxes.
Scanning: There is no charge to scan your document to an email address, USB, tablet or smartphone. To scan to your smartphone you must have a QR code app.
Mobile Printing: You can easily print on the East Forest Park Branch Library’s public printer during library hours from your home computer, laptop or mobile device. Imagine that! You don’t have to be in the Library to print but you must pick up the print job on the same day during our open hours.
There are three ways to use our mobile printing option: (available during the library’s open hours)
1. Visit our online printer portal, enter your email address, upload your document or URL and click on green printer icon
2. Send or forward the document as an attachment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Install the PrinterOn app for iOS or Android devices. Search for “SCL East Forest Park Branch Library.”
Come to the reference desk on the same day during our open hours to retrieve your print job. Black and white only; 15 cents a page. Please ask a staff member if you need help.
Here is a list of supported file formats in a pdf file.
The Community Room is available to reserve for outside use according to our Meeting Room Policy when the room is not needed for library purposes. Visit the Meeting Room page for information about booking the Community Room, to review our meeting room rules and policies, and submit a meeting room request.
- Location: Street level.
- Capacity: 100.
- Room Arrangement: There are typically 6 tables, 100 chairs, and 1 podium available.
- Setup: Applicant responsible for setting up room.
- Video Equipment: HD Television with HDMI connection and DVD player
(you must bring any necessary adapters if you do not have a standard HDMI connector)
- Audio Equipment: 8 Wired, Stationary Microphones (gooseneck microphones), 2 Lavaliers (wireless mics, can be attached to clothing), 2 Wireless Handheld Microphones, 4 Earbud devices for Hearing Impaired Patrons
- Parking: Ample parking available in library lot.
- Special Hours: The Community Room may be reserved past open hours, with no access to the rest of the library, until 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday. If you have questions about this, please contact the branch.
The new East Forest Park Branch Library addresses the neighborhood’s needs with quadruple the space for book and media collections, technology access, a large community room, dedicated space for teens, accommodations for adult learners, and a spacious children’s department. The Library is located next to the Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School on Surrey Road, and nearby Pope Francis High School.
Visit the Promised Realized page to learn more about the Capital Campaign and how you can help!
The city will distribute another 25,000 at-home testing kits at several locations, including three library branches, starting Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Beginning January 4th, 2022, library patrons may enter their local library to pick up their materials but all in-person programming is suspended, including computer access and usage.
WWLP interviewed people at Central Library on the first day of handing out rapid home covid test kits to Springfield residents.
Poetry Workshops, Performance At Springfield City Library: Apply Now For Master Class With Poet Laureate Magdalena Gómez
Applications are now open for women, teen girls, and women-identified people interested in an introduction to writing and performing inviting, exciting, and inspiring poetry. Join this master class with Springfield’s Poet Laureate, Magdalena Gómez.
Springfield Library Foundation Announces the White Family’s gift to the East Forest Park Branch Promise Realized Campaign
The Springfield Library Foundation is pleased to announce that the six children of former City Solicitor William White and his wife Patricia have joined together to make a $200,000 commitment to the Promise Realized Capital Campaign for the new East Forest Park Library.
Design a poster that celebrates Black History Month, and gain a chance to win a prize! | Teens
Crafts and take-and-make activities at the library in February! | Children and Families
Crafts and activities at the library in January! | Children and Families
This online-only challenge will have you reading during the coldest months of the year! | All Ages
Read just one book a day to build a foundation for lifelong success. Prizes awarded for every 100 books! | Children
Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! | Children
Meet other LGBTQIA+ or allied teens from Springfield and beyond. | Teens
Get your Happily Ever After fix from the new Romance Book Club! | Adults
Grab some needles and yarn, then come join us! Newcomers always welcome. | Adults
Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion. | Adults
Calling all creative writers! Join a group to workshop your writing. | Adults
Join our Any Book Club and share your recent reads. | Adults