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Springfield Branch Library

50 Hayes Street   (Map)
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-7736


Bus Routes
Handicapped Access
Collections/Services for:
   Children and Young Adults
   College prep
Programs – calendar of events

Newark Community Cookbook Submission


The Springfield Branch Library is located on 50 Hayes Street between 14th and 15th Avenue. The major streets are Springfield Ave. and South Orange Avenue. The branch is located across the street from the New Horizon Charter School. The branch lies within easy walking distance of University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, a post office, and a new social security building. A new mega high school is under construction at Market Street and is also within walking distance of the library. The branch is located in a residential area with close proximity to 17 schools that include elementary, private, charter and high schools.

There is no on-site parking. Street parking is available on Hayes Street and 14th Avenue, with the exception of Monday and Tuesday when there is one-side parking due to street cleaning. Click here for a local map.

Bus Routes

#1 stops at 15th Ave, & Bedford St.
#25 stops at Springfield Ave. & Hayes St.
#1, #25 stop at Springfield Ave. & Irvine Turner Blvd.

Handicapped Access

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the branch is handicapped accessible.


The original branch opened in 1923. The branch was closed for renovation and ground-breaking began on November 10, 1988. The completed building was reopened on September 18, 1989.

Collections and Services for Adults

Books and Movies

  • Diverse collection of nonfiction books
  • Books from weekly bestseller lists
  • Popular video collection
  • Word processing
  • Internet
  • Access to the library's electronic resources

Collections and Services for Children and Young Adults

Parents, teachers, preschools, and students from grades K - 8 can benefit from our services.

For Children

  • Help finding materials for homework assignments
  • Books, book and cassette sets, and magazines to read for fun
  • Picture books for the early readers
  • Movies
  • Computers for:
    • Word processing
    • Internet
    • Access to the library's electronic resources
Special activities are held throughout the year, including the popular Summer Reading Challenge. Preschool and kindergarten classes can visit and enjoy stories, films, and other fun activities.

For Young Adults

  • Fiction, non-fiction, and paperback books
  • Books for high school assignments and papers
  • There are free college prep classes for high school students on Wednesday evenings at 5:00 pm during the school year.


See photos from the September 26, 2009 college fair.


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