The Richard Byrd Library originally began as a storefront in 1958. The building at the current location opened in March 1965 and was completely renovated in 2010. The library received certification with a Gold rating under the Leadership Energy Environmental Design (LEED) program, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council. A distinctive feature of the new library is our weathervane, an accurate replica of the airplane flown by Admiral Byrd during his exploration of Antarctica and his flight over the South Pole.
We offer free Internet access, technology tutoring, programs for children and adults, a weekly English conversation group, and meeting space for the Springfield community. The library has books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, and recorded books. Reflecting the diversity of our community, we provide materials for learning English and a World language collection for all ages.
Richard Byrd Library Events
Your Richard Byrd Library staff is committed to providing programs and events that appeal to all members of our community.
Book Sale: Ongoing; Two large book sales per year.
Reservations can be made for regular hours and extended hours.
(Number of chairs limited, call branch to check availability) Meeting Room: capacity 150 Conference Room: 10 Group Study: capacity 4 Quiet Study Room: Yes
Internet Access: 18 Internet stations with Microsoft Office plus wireless access is available.
Parking: 100 parking spaces, 5 accessible spaces, 3 of which are van-accessible.
Languages Spoken: Please call the library to see when the foreign language speaker is available. French, Hindi, Spanish
1: Hours and location
2: Renew books and account information, overdue and lost books
3: Library programs and meeting room
4: Items on hold or shelf check
5: Reference information or to place a hold
6: Management team directory
9: Repeat the menu