Springfield Branch - Newark Public Library

Springfield Branch

About the Branch

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. Science Park High School on 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.

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.

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

To donate to Springfield Branch initiatives, please utilize the donation form below.


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.

Public Transportation

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

Collections and Services

For Adults

For Young Adults

For Children

Books and Magazines

  • Diverse collection of nonfiction books
  • Books from weekly bestseller lists

DVD’s and Movies

  • Popular video collection


  • Word processing
  • Internet
  • Access to the library’s electronic resources

The Young Adult Collection and Services are available:

  • Fiction, non-fiction, and paperback books
  • Books for high school assignments and papers

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

  • 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. Teachers in elementary and middle schools can schedule visits to do research using the library’s wide array of resources.