Hillside Public Library

Library Hours

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

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.

2019 Holiday Closings

Tuesday, January 1 New Year’a Day
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Monday, February 18 President’s Day
Friday,April 19 Good Friday
Saturday,April 20 Easter Weekend
Saturday, May 25 Memorial Day weekend
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 2 Labor Day
Monday, October 14 Columbus Day
Monday, November 11 Veterans Day Observed
Wednesday, November 27 EARLY CLOSING 5pm
Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving Day
Saturday, November 30 Thanksgiving weekend
Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 31 New Year’s Eve
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