Indian Orchard Branch

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Indian Orchard Branch – 44 Oak Street – Indian Orchard, MA 01151
10-5 1-5 1-8 1-5 1-5 11-3 Closed

44 Oak Street
Indian Orchard, MA 01151

Parking: On-street parking is available.

Book Drop: Located just outside of our Worcester Street entrance (next to the mini parking lot and glass doors).

PVTA Bus Routes: B6


Manager: David Meeks
Supervisor: Peggy Dialessi

The Indian Orchard Branch will be closed for the following holidays:

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 11 (Saturday)Veterans Day
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
December 31 (Sunday)New Year’s Eve
January 1, 2024 (Monday)New Year’s Day
Computers: 6 public internet access computers, 3 children’s internet access computers, and two computers preloaded with educational games. Each session lasts 30 minutes. Users may have two sessions per day. Headphones are not provided. Earbuds are available at the Circulation desk for $1.

Fax Service: Fax service is available. There is a $1 per job charge for a traditional fax. We cannot receive faxes. 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.

To promote neighborhood culture and development, the library makes its community room available for educational, social service, and other organizations. 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.

Book a Librarian: For assistance with basic computing, job searching, homework, resume writing, trouble-shooting your computer, or just figuring out how to use your smart phone – Book-A-Librarian.
Opened March 18, 1909, the Indian Orchard Library was built with a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. This Classical Revival Style building was designed by local architect John Donahue and built by local craftsmen. The Indian Orchard Branch was the first fully staffed suburban branch library in the city. This library has always played an important role as a community center and has traditionally been a place new immigrants could come to learn to become American citizens.

For more information about the history of the Indian Orchard Branch, download our brochure.

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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 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

  • Home City Families: Family Storytime

    09/25/23 @ 10:30am - 09/25/23 @ 11:30am Indian Orchard Branch Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome. This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop […]

  • National Library Card Month with Clifford the Big Red Dog

    09/25/23 @ 11:15am - 09/25/23 @ 12:00pm Indian Orchard Branch This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted. Celebrate National Library Card Month with a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog. Stop by for library fun, and discover how you can get your very own FREE Springfield Library card.

  • Job Corps Information Table

    09/25/23 @ 2:00pm - 09/25/23 @ 5:00pm Indian Orchard Branch Stop by to learn about Job Corps. Job Corps is a free residential and job training program that helps both young adults as well as adults of any age who have a disability to gain employment.

  • Lego Questers of Indian Orchard

    09/26/23 @ 3:00pm - 09/26/23 @ 5:00pm Indian Orchard Branch Are you up to the LEGO Challenge? Join other LEGO Questers in building our Challenge of the month, or build your own. Tuesdays, 3-5 pm. Indian Orchard branch. For ages 5 and up. 

  • Choose Your Own Adventure Read Aloud Club

    09/27/23 @ 4:00pm - 09/27/23 @ 5:30pm IO Community Room Indian Orchard Branch Join Ms. Meg as we go on an adventure of a lifetime. We'll read together a Choose Your Own Adventure and decide as a group our fate. What path will we choose? Where will we go? Will we make the right choice to stay alive? We will conduct science projects that accompany the book.  As we meet over the year you can fill up your CYOA passport. Once your passport […]