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:  Jenkins Lumpkin
Supervisor: Chelsea Bell

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)
January 1, 2023 (Sunday)New Year's Day: Central Library Closed
January 2 (Monday)New Year's 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 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 Yearbook Donations and Digitization

Donate yearbooks to preserve Springfield history and make them available online for all!

Mayor Sarno Joined with Springfield Library and Springfield Library Foundation for a Special Major Gift Announcement by the Estate of Mary K. Brogan

The Springfield Library Foundation Board of Directors has voted to establish the Mary K. and John J. Brogan Endowment Fund to provide a permanent source of funding for the Library’s Reference Department.

Springfield Libraries Eliminate Late Fees (Masslive.com)

Patrons of all Springfield City Library branches will no longer be penalized if they don’t return books and other materials on time.

Springfield Library Eliminates Fines & Announces Summer Reading Program (Video)

Watch a video of these official Springfield City Library announcements.

Free Summer Meals for Kids in Springfield Offered at Library Branches (WWLP)

Free lunch for children under 18 will be offered from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. starting Monday, June 27th through August 25th at the following branches: East Forest Park, Forest Park, Indian Orchard, Mason Square, and Sixteen Acres.

Branch Programs


Wildlife on Wheels

Wildlife on Wheels – October 5

Join us with our friends from the Forest Park Zoo for this interactive program that explores the wide variety of animals in the Zoo’s collection. | East Forest Park | Children

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! | Adults

Let's Talk Money! Financial Literacy Series

Let’s Talk Money! Financial Literacy Series

Attend our workshops to help instill positive personal finance habits, while follow-up sessions include working with an expert one-on-one to boost your financial skills. | East Forest Park | Adults

A Call to Arms: Author Talk with Haven Williams

A Call to Arms: A Virtual Author Event with Haven Williams – October 8

Local author presents a discussion on how slavery, racism, and occupational power intersect. | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults

3D Design Workshop

3D Design Workshop – October 15

A hands-on workshop covering the basic features of 3D modeling software! | Teens

Crafting with Delphine!

Crafting with Delphine!

Delphine will share all of her knowledge, talents, and expertise during each monthly session. Come craft with us! | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults

Actually Autistic Advocacy

Actually Autistic Advocacy – October 12

Learn how to be an effective, respectful, inclusive ally to autistic people in this presentation. | East Forest Park | Older Teens and Adults

Teen Manga Squad

Teen Manga Squad

Do you want to meet other teens who love manga as much as you? Then we have the squad for you! | East Forest Park | Teens

Teen Gaming Club

Teen Gaming Club

Come join us for an afternoon of board games and collectible card games at the East Forest Park Branch. | Teens

Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In

Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In

There will be a variety of projects and experiments to get you and your family started exploring and creating! | East Forest Park | All Ages

Kids Weekly Drop-In Crafts

Kids’ Weekly Drop-In Crafts

Drop by your library, and see what craft is being offered this week! | Children

413 Gourmet Club

413 Gourmet Club

A cooking class meets book club series for those who love to cook at home. Cook together – hands-on and in-person! | Adults