East Forest Park Branch is open in the new building!
|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.
PVTA Bus Route: X92
Manager: Grace Larochelle – Email
Supervisor: Matthew Jaquith
|The libraries will be closed on the following dates for holidays:|
|December 24, 2020 (Thursday)||Christmas Eve|
|December 25, 2020 (Friday)||Christmas Day|
|December 26, 2020 (Saturday)||Day After Christmas|
|December 31, 2020 (Thursday)||New Year's Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm|
|January 1, 2021 (Friday)||New Year’s Day|
|January 2, 2021 (Saturday)||Day After New Year's|
|January 18, 2021 (Monday)||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
|February 15, 2021 (Monday)||Presidents’ Day|
|April 4, 2021 (Sunday)||Easter: Central Library closed|
|April 19, 2021 (Monday)||Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)|
|May 31, 2021 (Monday)||Memorial Day|
|July 4, 2021 (Sunday)||Independence Day|
|July 5, 2021 (Monday)||Independence Day (Observed)|
|September 6, 2021 (Monday)||Labor Day|
|October 11, 2021 (Monday)||Columbus Day|
|November 11, 2021 (Thursday)||Veterans Day|
|November 24, 2021 (Wednesday)||Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm|
|November 25, 2021 (Thursday)||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 24, 2021 (Friday)||Christmas Eve|
|December 25, 2021 (Saturday)||Christmas Day|
|December 31, 2021 (Friday)||New Year's Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm|
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 email@example.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.
- 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!
Watch these fun short videos about each of our 9 locations!
Eligible Springfield Residents Who Need Help Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment can Contact Springfield City Library and Department of Elder Affairs
Effective immediately, during open hours, Library and Elder Affairs staff will be available by phone to assist those eligible Springfield residents who do not have access to technology to book their vaccine appointments.
The Springfield City Library joins many organizations across the country in observing the 2021 National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
La recogida de materiales en la acera comienza en todas las bibliotecas de Springfield.
Statement from the Library Director and the Springfield Library Commission on Racial Justice
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Enjoy this wonderful storytime about gardening and growing for ages 0-5. | Children
Join us Tuesdays in May to read books, sing songs, and do lap bounces together over Zoom. | Babies and Toddlers
A series on basic gardening practices designed to help novice and experienced gardeners alike. | Adults
April is Poetry month! Here are some ways you can celebrate.
Take and make activities for children and families in April – pick up curbside while supplies last.
Meet other LGBTQIA+ or allied teens from Springfield and beyond. | Teens
Join us for the 7th annual My Beloved Springfield women’s leadership event. | Adults and Teens
Join other Springfield Teens for fun and games! | Teens
Get your Happily Ever After fix from the new Romance Book Club! | Adults
Art journal your feelings with monthly prompts and online sessions. | Teens
Drop in online for help with family history, for beginners and experts alike.