LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DO NOT DROP OFF ITEMS. FINES WILL BE WAIVED.

Hours and Contact information

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Library Hours

Monday through Thursday: 9 AM to 9 PM

Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM

Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Sunday: 1 PM to 4 PM

Contact Information

8900 Hawthorne Lane

Wyndmoor, PA 19038


215-836-5300

Holiday Hours/2020 Dates Closed

 New Year’s Day – January 1
Good Friday/Easter Weekend - April 10, 11, 12
Memorial Day Weekend — May 23, 24, 25
Independence Day Weekend — July 3, 4, 5
Labor Day Weekend — September 5, 6, 7
Staff In-Service Day — Nov. 11
Day Before Thanksgiving - Closing at 5 PM — November 25
Thanksgiving — November 26
Christmas Eve — December 24
Christmas Day — December 25
New Year's Eve — December 31 


Please note that the BOOK DROP IS CLOSED on all holidays.

Summer Hours

July 1 through Sept. 2

Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM
Sundays, CLOSED


 Please note that the BOOK DROP IS CLOSED on all summer hour weekends from 2 PM Saturday until 9 AM Monday.

Emergency Closing

 In the event of inclement weather or an emergency, the library may be forced to close. If the library is forced to close early or postpone opening, it will be posted on the library website or the library answering machine. To access information about emergency closings from the answering machine, call the library and select “Special Events” from the automated phone menu. 

Get a Card

Getting a Card

As a resident of Springfield Township, you are eligible for a free library card. Bring proof of address (driver’s license, car insurance, rental lease, or utility bill) to the library and fill out the application and you will be issued a card. A child’s (under the age of 18) application requires a parent or guardian’s signature. The parent or guardian must present identification and proof of residence. Your library card entitles you to use all the Montgomery County libraries as well as provides you with Access PA privileges.


In order to protect your privacy, you must have your library card or a valid photo ID to check out materials. Materials being held at the library can only be checked out on the card used to place the request. Please be sure to bring the appropriate card.

How long can I keep items?

  • Print Books (Adult, YA, Children’s):  21 days, 2 renewals
  • Rental Books:  7 days, no renewals
  • Audiobooks and Playaways:  21 days, 2 renewals
  • DVDs:  7 days, 2 renewals
  • TV Series:  21 days, 2 renewals
  • Music CDs:  21 days, 2 renewals
  • Magazines:  7 days, 1 renewal
  • Children’s holiday books:  7 days, no renewals, in the month of the holiday 

Fines

  • Adult, YA books:  $0.15/day
  • Children’s books:  $0.10/day
  • Rental books:  $0 .15/day
  • Audiobooks and Playaways:  $0.15/day
  • DVDs:  $1.00/day
  • Music CDs:  $0.15/day
  • Magazines:  $0.15/day
  • Museum Passes: $5.00/day, up to the value of the subscription 

Please Note

  • Fines accumulate up to $6.00 per item for all materials. If a patron’s total fines are $10 or over, he or she will be unable to check out materials until the fine amount is below $10.
  • The patron is required to pay the replacement cost for a lost or damaged item.
  • FLS does not issue refunds for lost items that were paid for.
  • FLS does not accept replacement copies for lost or damaged materials. 

Museum passes

Additional Information

The library has the following museum passes available to be checked out.


  • Pass may be reserved by phone for 1 hour only
  • Passes are checked out for 3 days; One Museum Pass Per Family
  • $5.00/day overdue fine is applied for late return; If lost, full amount of membership will be charged.


Morris Arboretum of the University of PA
100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118   215-247-5777
Admits 2 adults and 4 children
*Please note that one of the passes is available only to Springfield Township residents.


Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103   215-299-1000
Admits 2 adults and 5 children


Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118   215-247-0476
Admits 2 adults and 4 children


Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA  19401   800-652-4143
Admits 2 adults and 6 children


University of PA Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104   215-898-4000
Admits 2 adults and all dependent children in household under age 21


National Constitution Center
Independence Mall, 525 Arch St., Phila. PA  19106   215-409-6700
Admits 2 adults and 4 children


Mutter Museum
Of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 S. 22nd St., Phila. PA 19103    215-560-8564
Admits 4 individuals


Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third St., Phila. PA 19106     215-253-6731
Admits 2 adults and 4 children (ages 6 to 17). Children under 5 are free.


Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106      215-413-8655
Admits 2 adults and 4 children


The National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106     215-925-2800
Admits 6 visitors (adults and children)


Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130     215-236-5111
Admits 6 visitors (adults and children); daytime admission only

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Additional Services

WiFi and Computer Access

 The library is pleased to provide 8 computer workstations for the public to use. The workstations provide Internet access and word processing, spreadsheet, and power point presentation programs. Black and white printing is available for $0.15 a page. We also offer free wireless service. See below for our technology-related policies. 


 Internet and Wireless User Policy

Rental Books

 Because so many new books are in high demand, the library offers some new books for rent for patrons who do not wish to wait for a copy to become available. Rental books cost $1.00 and can be checked out for 7 days. These books cannot be renewed. 

Materials From Other Libraries

If you are unable to find the material you need at FLS, we can search other libraries across the county and state for the material and request that it be sent to FLS, where you can pick it up. 


If the material is at another library in the Montgomery County Library & Information Network Consortium (MCLINC), we can place a request for the material and have it delivered to FLS. Normal lending limits apply, and if the item is not picked up within 7 days of its arrival at FLS, it will be returned to the owning library.


If the material is at a library outside of MCLINC but within the state of Pennsylvania, we can request material as an inter-library loan through our Access PA service and have it delivered to FLS. Lending terms for inter-library loan items are typically 30 days unless otherwise noted. 

Reference

 Please come in or call our reference department. We are ready to help you locate the information you need, whether you need to navigate books, journals, or online resources. Our Ready Reference shelf has various information sources such as almanacs, local directories, and government brochures to aid in your information search. 

Photocopying and Scanning

We have a public photocopier that makes black and white copies for $0.15 a page, and color copies for $0.50 a page. Our public copier also has the ability to scan documents to a USB drive.

PA Forward

Additional Information

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward, was conceived to give voice to what the library community already knows, and what other states throughout the nation are also recognizing:


With the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.


Libraries have moved far beyond just being book repositories. They’re agile institutions serving real-life needs. Libraries can be key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.


The Free Library of Springfield Township participates in the PA Forward Initiative and has earned status as a Gold Star Library, demonstrating our expertise in all five literacies.


PA Forward illustrates that Pennsylvania’s libraries are in great demand and have valuable resources to offer citizens of all ages and from all walks of life. To learn more about this initiative, visit paforward.org.  

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About Us

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The Free Library of Springfield Township

 The Free Library of Springfield Township was founded in 1966 and provides free access to over 60,000 educational and recreational materials to all Springfield Township and Montgomery County residents. Since we have opened, we have been dedicated to creating a community center for lifetime learning. We are a charter member of Access Pennsylvania, which allows patrons to use any participating Pennsylvania library. We are also a charter member of MCLINC, a consortium of libraries which provides online, public access to Montgomery County library collections and online databases via library, home, and office computers.