Library Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 8pm
Tuesday & Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10:00-4:30*
*from Labor Day to Memorial Day

2016 Holiday Closings

Friday, January 1
Saturday, January 2
Monday, January 18
Monday, February 15
Friday, March 25
Saturday, March 26
Saturday, May 28
Monday, May 30
Monday, July 4
Monday, September 5
Monday, October 10
Tuesday, November 8
Friday, November 11
Wednesday, November 23
Thursday, November 24
Friday, November 25
Saturday, November 26
Saturday, December 24
Monday, December 26
Saturday, December 31

New Year’s Day
New Year’s Weekend
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
President’s Day
Good Friday
Easter Weekend
Memorial Day weekend
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Election Day
Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Weekend
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day (Observed)
New Year’s Eve


FROM ELIZABETH: Take Broad Street eastbound through Hillside, over Route 22/Leigh Valley railroad overpass. Turn left after bridge onto Hillside Avenue. Follow Hillside Avenue (bear left at Maple Avenue traffic light intersection) Library is approximately one mile on the right side, corner of Hillside and Liberty Avenues.

FROM NEWARK AND POINTS EAST: Take Elizabeth Avenue westbound, past Weequahic Park to junction of Broad Street and Hillside Avenue. Bear right onto Hillside Avenue. Bear left at the Maple Avenue traffic light. The Hillside Public Library is on the right side at the corner of Hillside and Liberty Avenues.

FROM PARTS OF UNION, SPRINGFIELD: Take Morris Avenue to Salem Road. Make a left onto Salem Road (right if coming from the the direction of Elizabeth) Continue on Salem Road which becomes Liberty Avenue as you pass Hillside High School. Hillside Public Library is approximately two miles (four traffic lights) past the high school, on the right side at the corner of Hillside and Liberty Avenues.

FROM POINTS WEST: Take Route 22 Eastbound to the Bloy Street exit in Hillside. Immediately after exiting, make a left turn onto Long Avenue. Make a turn at the traffic light onto Liberty Avenue, continue on Liberty Avenue to the next light which is the corner of Hillside and Liberty Avenues. The Library is on the right side.
FROM GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTH: Take exit 140, which brings you to Route 22. Drive straight on Route 22, passing Toys ‘R Us and Chuck E. Cheese on your right. As you approach an overpass, slow down and take the Bloy Street exit. Make the first left onto Long Avenue and go to the first traffic light. Make a left onto Liberty Avenue and drive one block to the next light. You are on the corner of Liberty and Hillside Avenues. The Library is on the corner of Hillside and Liberty Avenues.

FROM GARDEN STATE PARKWAY SOUTH: Merge on Garden State Parkway South and take exit 143B toward Hillside – Lyons Avenue. Make a left turn off the ramp. At the first light turn left onto Chancellor Avenue. On the third light, turn right onto Grove Street. When you get to the second light turn left onto Hillside Avenue. Continue on Hillside Avenue until you see the first light which is the intersection of Hillside and Liberty Avenues. The library is across the street.