We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
LOTS of books for the booklover

There are plenty of books, videos, and other materials to borrow. The children's room has... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2016
Elizabeth T
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
We have been members for many years

My sweetie was a docent here for awhile. We went on trips to Egypt, Greece, and Turkey led by Chuck... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2016
Coconut Creek, Florida
Read all 7 reviews
All photos (2)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average0%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
10 Oct 2016
“Nothing special ”
24 Aug 2016
“LOTS of books for the booklover”
Since its opening in 1912, the Central Library, a “center of intellectual life,” has given entrance to the State Street corridor. Solidly built of white Vermont marble with immense rooms and corridors, this library has a history of serving working...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
State St, Springfield, MA 01105
+1 413-263-6828
Reviews (7)
Filter reviews
7 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

It's just a library with nothing really to inspire you other than a nice facade. It's also in a part of town which is quite unsavoury.

Thank MatthewASharp
Reviewed August 24, 2016

There are plenty of books, videos, and other materials to borrow. The children's room has activities and games for all ages. There are computers for students to use and n the children's room they can play games too. This is a beautiful building with quiet...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed May 19, 2016

My sweetie was a docent here for awhile. We went on trips to Egypt, Greece, and Turkey led by Chuck and Irene and had an absolute blast....Lots of good things to see for adults and children.

Thank ciaotebaldi
Reviewed May 18, 2016

A wonderful old library in downtown Springfield,Ma. Next to the Springfield museums & across the street from historic Classical Condos. Parking behind or across the street.

Thank gjsbill
Reviewed March 15, 2016

large library. located in downtown Springfield. Part of the quadrangle with the Springfield museums.

Thank woody096
Reviewed February 25, 2016

This is a beautiful library and a true treasure. It has been updated though the many years I have gone here and has adapted to the times. The only issue is the parking. The closest lot is on the other side of the Quad and...More

Thank ustraveler97
Reviewed November 23, 2015

This library offers many services for free. the architectural design is pretty nice as well. There is a pretty big area for kids. There is free parking as well as security. The library holds the largest collection of books around

Thank Charles L
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 nearby hotels
Holiday Inn Express Springfield Downtown
18 reviews
.22 km away
MGM Springfield
209 reviews
.58 km away
Sheraton Springfield at Monarch Place
611 reviews
.60 km away
Tower Square Hotel Springfield
397 reviews
.64 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 379 nearby restaurants
Red Rose Pizzeria
633 reviews
.41 km away
Nadim’s Downtown Mediterranean Grill
183 reviews
.44 km away
Blake House Cafe
27 reviews
.23 km away
Palazzo Cafe
13 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 57 nearby attractions
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
261 reviews
.84 km away
Springfield Museums
424 reviews
.16 km away
Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden
404 reviews
.08 km away
Basketball Hall of Fame
578 reviews
1.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Springfield Central Library staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines