East Forest Park Branch

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East Forest Park Branch – 136 Surrey Road – Springfield MA 01118 – 413-263-6836
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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





413-263-6836

Manager: Cherokee Lowe
Supervisor: Chelsea Bell


The libraries will be closed on the following dates for holidays:
January 1, 2024 (Monday)New Year's Day
January 15 (Monday)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 19 (Monday)Presidents’ Day
March 31 (Sunday)Easter: Central Library closed
April 15 (Monday)Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)
May 27 (Monday)Memorial Day
June 19 (Wednesday)Juneteenth
July 4 (Thursday)Independence Day
September 2 (Monday)Labor Day
October 14 (Monday)Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day
November 11 (Monday)Veterans Day
November 27 (Wednesday)Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
November 28 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Day
December 24 (Tuesday)Christmas Eve
December 25 (Wednesday)Christmas Day
January 1, 2025 (Wednesday)New Year's Day

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 scl-efp-bw@printspots.com
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.

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.

Promise Realized: East Forest Park Branch Library - Capital Campaign

Visit the Promised Realized page to learn more about the Capital Campaign and how you can help!

Watch a video tour of the library here!

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Branch News

Springfield Thunderbirds bring “Boomer’s Reading Club” back to Springfield City Library (WWLP)

Join Springfield Thunderbirds hockey players as they share some favorite books with you.

Summer Reading Club – Thank you!

Thank you for participating in our 2023 Discover Your Summer Reading Challenge. Check out a list of our winners!

Mayor Sarno supports Springfield Library Foundation Promise Realized Capital Campaign Event at East Forest Park Branch

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno continues to support the Springfield Library Foundation’s Promise Realized Capital Campaign for the East Forest Park Branch Library.

Mayor Sarno Recognizes our Springfield City Libraries During National Library Week

April 24th marks National Library Workers Day. Thank you to all our dedicated Springfield Library workers for your tremendous service.

Springfield City Library collecting pajamas for Boston Bruins drive (WWLP)

The Springfield City Library has partnered with the Boston Bruins to take part in the Bruins PJ drive that benefits children. The drive runs through March 15 at all nine library locations in the city.


Branch Programs

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Tiny Tots Sensory Fun

East Forest Park Branch | 02/29/2024 @ 10:30am ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎

Bring your little ones for some sensory fun this fall and let us worry about cleaning up the mess!

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Home City Families: Baby & Me Playgroup

East Forest Park Branch | 03/01/2024 @ 10:00am ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎

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Seussabration!

East Forest Park Branch | 03/04/2024 @ 12:00am ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎

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The Any Book Club

East Forest Park Branch | 02/22/2024 @ 10:00am ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎

Join our Any Book Club and share your recent reads.

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Teen (and Tween!) Gaming Club

East Forest Park Branch | 03/01/2024 @ 2:00pm ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎

Come join us Friday afternoons for board games, puzzles, legos, and crafts!

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African Drumming and Movement Class

East Forest Park Branch | 02/23/2024 @ 3:45pm ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎