LIBRARY LOCATIONS Park Central Branch Library

128 Park Central Square
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone:(417) 831-1342

Kristin Bennett, Branch Manager
kristinb@thelibrary.org

Branch Hours

  • Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Park Central 

Park Central Branch

Park Central Branch LibraryThe Park Central Branch Library, an arts- and media-themed non-traditional facility, features a small collection of popular fiction and nonfiction books, a wide selection of local, national and international newspapers and magazines, all on face-out shelving, plus DVDs and CDs. More than a dozen computer stations provide downtown patrons with high-speed access to the Internet, e-mail and the Library's informative research databases. The facility includes flat-screen TVs, a self-checkout machine, gallery walls, reading cubes, ottomans and lounge chairs. Beverages, pastries and snacks are available via an interior doorway to the adjacent The Coffee Ethic.

Services

Computers, Internet
& Wi-Fi

Internet, electronic databases and Library catalogs [Details]
Coffee Ethic
Monday-Saturday,
7 a.m.-10p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
[Website]
Printers
Black and white printouts are 10¢; color printouts are 50¢. Cash only.
Copiers
Black and white copies are 10¢. Color copies are 50¢; $1 for 11x17. Cash only.
Services for Special Needs
Technology, collection and services [Details]
Test Proctoring Test Proctoring
Available for a small fee. [Details]

Go green! Copies may be scanned to a USB drive. Bring your own USB drive, or purchase one at the Library for $7.

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Programs and Events

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On Display Now

  • Explore the Art-Yoga Connection by Marylou Webb
  • Images of the "Changing America" Exhibit

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Take Center Stage at Park Central

Are you an acoustic musician, poet or thespian? Perhaps you're a comic, mime or ventriloquist looking for a place to try new material? What better place than the community stage at the Park Central Branch Library? There's already a performance schedule in place and it's free! Drop by the branch, or call 831-1342 for more information.

Visit the Library on First Friday

First Friday ArtwalkMake the Park Central Branch Library part of your First Friday Art Walk festivities. The library will display works by area artists along with other galleries and businesses downtown. Take a stroll to the southwest corner of the Square -- where arts, entertainment and information meet.

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