The library’s schedule for taking calls and arranging pickups:
|Mondays||12:00 PM - 7:30 PM|
|Tuesdays||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesdays||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thursdays||12:00 PM - 7:30 PM|
|Fridays||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Saturdays||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
How do I request library items?
Springfield library cardholders can use the online catalog to place holds on items they are interested in borrowing (see directions). When your items are available, someone from the library staff will call you to schedule a day & time for pickup.
How do I register for a library card?
Due to COVID-19, we are not allowing patrons inside the building. In the meantime, Springfield residents can sign up for a temporary library card by completing an online form. A temporary card will allow you to access our digital resources (hoopla, RBDigital, eLibraryNJ, Freegal, Lynda.com), but you will not be able to borrow physical items from the library collection.
How do I return library items?
You can return library items to our outdoor drops (located by the front entrance and behind the library).
Late fines will continue to be waived for all items checked out, beginning July 1, 2020 (excluding museum passes). However, once one or more items have become overdue, your account will be blocked until the overdue items have been returned. Your account must be up to date with no overdue items and with no outstanding fees for lost or damaged items or for any fines over $5.00 that were incurred prior to the library's closing on March 14, 2020, for the COVID-19 pandemic.
All returned items will be isolated for 7 days before they are checked back in and made available to the next patron. Items will be backdated to the day they were originally returned.
How do I pay for outstanding fees on my library card?
Library cardholders can use SmartPay to settle any fees or fines on their account. We are not accepting direct cash payments at this time.
How does curbside pickup work?
Pickup will take place at the library’s side door, opposite the rescue squad building.
When you arrive for pickup at the designated time, call the library at (973) 376-4930 ext. 221 to let the staff know that you are here. Please be on time and do not arrive early to avoid creating a traffic jam.
Your items will be delivered to you in a clean plastic bag. You must keep your windows rolled up and pop open your trunk from the inside of your car; a staff member will place the bag inside your trunk. Do not, under any circumstances, get out of your car.
Staff members will not remove from your trunk or otherwise accept library items that you wish to return; you will be responsible for returning your items to one of the library’s two outdoor drops. Please do not return items to the book or AV drops in the plastic bags they were received in.