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66 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
(973) 376 4930

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In our efforts to bring you the best library service possible, the library has joined the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC). During the transition, we will be unable to accept any holds between May 15 and May 31. Please note that holds placed directly by patrons during that time will also be lost. We are sorry for this inconvenience and look forward to coming back better than ever on June 1.

We are pleased to announce that the firewall for the library's computer network will be undergoing a major upgrade on Wednesday, May 31. Unfortunately, this will require the shutting down of our Internet network for a period of approximately two hours, most likely to occur between 1:00 and 3:00 PM. It is possible that subsequent sporadic outages may occur up until about 5:00 PM that afternoon. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.

From May 26th - 31st, as we transition into our new system, we will continue to be able to check out library materials but will not be able to perform any other functions, including item check in, processing of payments; updating existing library cards, registering new patrons, or looking up anyone’s account. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR LIBRARY CARD with you as we will need the barcode number on your card to be able to check anything out to you on these two dates.

Please see our current want ad under the Employment Opportunities tab on the right hand side of our web page.


Springfield Free Public Library
66 Mountain Ave.,
Springfield, NJ 07081
Tel: (973) 376-4930
Fax: (973) 376-1334

From Northern NJ

Take Garden State Parkway South. Get off at exit 142 and pick up Rt. 78. Get off Rt. 78 at exit 50B. Continue straight on Vauxhall Rd. to 2nd light. Turn left on Springfield Ave. Follow Springfield Avenue to Morris Ave. Turn right on Morris Avenue to the 1st light (Mountain Avenue). Then turn left onto Mountain Avenue. Library is on the 2nd block on the right.

From Southern NJ

Take NJ Garden State Parkway North. Get off at Exit 138. Make a left turn at the traffic light and travel WEST on Kenilworth Boulevard/CR-509 for approximately 2 miles.  As you pass the Union County College baseball field on the left, stay straight to go onto Springfield Avenue/CR-577. Stay on Springfield Avenue, crossing over Route 22, for approximately 2.4 miles.  Turn left onto Wabeno Avenue. Turn right onto Mountain Avenue.  Library on left.

From Western NJ via Rt. 22

Take U.S. Rt. 22 to Springfield. As you reach Mountainside, stay in the left lane. Bear left off Rt. 22 at the exit marked Springfield, Sheffield St. Proceed under overpass onto Mountain Ave. Continue on Mountain Ave. for about two miles until you reach the Library. It will be on your left.

From Western NJ via Rt. 78

Take Rt 78 East. Stay in right lane. Follow overhead sign "All Local Exits". Exit at Exit 49A- Springfield/Union. Bear right (road is Springfield Ave.) until Morris Ave. TD Bank is on the right side. Turn right on Morris Ave. and go a short distance to Springfield Center. Turn left at the light on to Mountain Ave. The Library is on the 2nd block on the right.


Free 2-hour parking is available on Mountain Avenue in front of the Library. Metered parking is available in the municipal parking lot located on Hannah and Center Streets opposite the Library. Additionally there are several spots clearly marked for library patrons in the Rescue Squad parking lot adjacent to the building.


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