|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
Supervisor: Chelsea Bell
|The libraries will be closed on the following dates for holidays:|
|January 1, 2023 (Sunday)||New Year's Day: Central Library Closed|
|January 2 (Monday)||New Year's Day (Observed)|
|January 16 (Monday)||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
|February 20 (Monday)||Presidents’ Day|
|April 9 (Sunday)||Easter: Central Library closed|
|April 17 (Monday)||Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)|
|May 29 (Monday)||Memorial Day|
|June 19 (Monday)||Juneteenth|
|July 4 (Tuesday)||Independence Day|
|September 4 (Monday)||Labor Day|
|October 9 (Monday)||Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day|
|November 10 (Friday)||Veterans Day (Observed)|
|November 22 (Wednesday)||Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm|
|November 23 (Thursday)||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 24 (Sunday)||Christmas Eve: Central Library closed|
|December 25 (Monday)||Christmas Day|
|January 1, 2024 (Monday)||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 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.
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!
Click Here to Learn About Our Makerspace!
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.
‘Anthony’s Book Club’ to support literacy in Springfield (WWLP)
Join Thunderbirds forward Anthony Angello for ‘Anthony’s Book Club’, created in partnership with the Springfield City Library and the T-Birds Foundation.
Springfield Library offers online series for adult job seekers (WWLP)
This series, running from January to June, is to help support older adults that are looking for a new job or a new career direction. Anyone that is age 50 or older can do these free biweekly skill-building and networking group meetings on Zoom.
Springfield City Library collecting mittens, hats and scarves (Masslive.com)
New or handmade items are preferred. Items of all sizes are needed; more adult-sized items are needed at most locations. The Springfield Library system has been collecting since Dec. 1 and will continue through Dec 31.
Discover Your Summer Events & Activities
Join us for Discover Your Summer: Summer Reading kickoff parties, live music, animal programs, crafts, and more! | All Ages
Join us for some beautiful sunny and family-friendly storytimes! | Central Library & East Forest Park | Children
Using gentle stretching while seated, chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. | East Forest Park & Indian Orchard | Adults
Connecticut River Birding and Nature Walk
Join us for a stroll along the Riverwalk in Springfield to learn more about the plants and animals that live in the Connecticut River Watershed. | Adults
Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club
Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! | Adults
Middle Earth Walking Challenge: May 1 – September 30
Now is your chance to help Bilbo cross Middle Earth! Can you walk 950 miles to complete the adventure? | All Ages
Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest
Enter the contest and send us your photos! | Teens
Take a break and join us for this vibrant watercolor workshop, perfect for beginning and experienced artists alike! | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults
Play for learning or for friendly competitive play. Just come for fun! | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults
Discover Your Springfield Photo Scavenger Hunt – June through August
Each week we’ll announce a new prompt here on our website and on social media, and you will snap a photograph based on that prompt! | Online | Teens
Job Corps & AmeriCorps Information Tables
Come learn about career programs that help people obtain high school diplomas, job training, and employment. | Teens & Adults
Reading with Therapy Dogs
Reading with a pet is a calming, stress-free way to build fluency and expression. | Children