From Northampton center: At the intersection of Route 5 (Pleasant St./King St.) and Route 9 (Main St.), follow Route 9 west for about 2 blocks. Go straight through the traffic light at the Academy of Music, proceed about 100 feet to the next traffic light and turn left, onto Route 66 (West St.). The library is on the left, a large stone building with a semicircular driveway.
From Amherst and points east: Follow Route 9 west to Northampton center. At the intersection of Route 5 (Pleasant St./King St.) go straight and follow Route 9 west for about 2 more blocks. Go straight through the traffic light at the Academy of Music, proceed about 100 feet to the next traffic light and turn left, onto Route 66 (West St.). The library is on the left, a large stone building with a semicircular driveway.
From Springfield and points south: Take I-91 north to Exit 18. At end of exit ramp, turn left onto Route 5. Continue north to the traffic light at the intersection of Route 9 (Main St.). Turn left and follow Route 9 west for about 2 blocks. Go straight through the traffic light at the Academy of Music, proceed about 100 feet to the next traffic light and turn left, onto Route 66 (West St.). The library is on the left, a large stone building with a semicircular driveway.
From Greenfield and points north: Take I-91 south to Exit 20. Merge onto Route 5 and continue south to the intersection of Route 9 (Main St.). Turn right and follow Route 9 west for about 2 blocks. Go straight through the traffic light at the Academy of Music, proceed about 100 feet to the next traffic light and turn left, onto Route 66 (West St.). The library is on the left, a large stone building with a semicircular driveway.
Several Pioneer Valley Transit Authority routes stop at the Academy of Music, Northampton City Hall, and/or Smith College, which are all a short walk from Forbes Library. For maps and schedules, see the PVTA website and click on the Northampton tab.