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: Linda Grodofsky
|The libraries will be closed on the following 2020 holidays:|
|January 1, 2020 (Wednesday)||New Year’s Day|
|January 20, 2020 (Monday)||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
|February 17, 2020 (Monday)||Presidents’ Day|
|April 12, 2020 (Sunday)||Easter: Central Library closed|
|April 20, 2020 (Monday)||Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)|
|May 25, 2020 (Monday)||Memorial Day|
|July 3, 2020 (Friday)||Independence Day (Observed)|
|July 4, 2020 (Saturday)||Independence Day|
|September 7, 2020 (Monday)||Labor Day|
|October 12, 2020 (Monday)||Columbus Day|
|November 11, 2020 (Wednesday)||Veterans Day|
|November 25, 2020 (Wednesday)||Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm|
|November 26, 2020 (Thursday)||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 24, 2020 (Thursday)||Christmas Eve|
|December 25, 2020 (Friday)||Christmas Day|
|December 31, 2020 (Thursday)||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 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!
Links and information about resources for adults during this period of Coronavirus closures and service changes.
Online Educational and Entertainment Resources for Children and Families. Recursos educativos y de entretenimiento en línea para niños y familias.
Links and information about resources for families during this period of Coronavirus closures and service changes.
Drop in for chess – bring a friend or make a new one! | Teens
Learn to knit fun projects with Zippy Looms and Knitting Boards. | Children and Teens
Come work on your project or start something new with a group or on your own. | Teens
Come read and discuss some of the best manga out there. | Teens
Join our Dungeons and Dragons club! | Teens
The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! | Children
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. | Children
Grab some needles and yarn, then come join us! Newcomers always welcome. | Adults
Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion. | Adults
Would you like to make changes at the library? Join one of our Teen Advisory Boards and share your ideas. | Teens
A traditional book discussion group where everyone reads and discusses the same book. | Adults
LEGO enthusiasts let your imagination run wild! Drop in for freestyle building and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books. | Children