The Library Center
4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810
Phone: (417) 882-0714
Fax: (417) 883-9348
Jessie Alexander-East, Branch Manager
- Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
- Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Programs and Events
Thursday, October 19
- Club Awesome!Do you like scary stories? We'll have a spooky time as we build reading forts, eat s'mores, share scary stories and watch "Goosebumps," rated PG, 6-7:30 p.m.
- Ozarks Travelogues: An Ozarks Haunted Road Trip., 7 p.m.
Friday, October 20
- The Reformation and Mysticism, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 21
- Self-Care for Parents of Special Needs Children, 9-11 a.m.
- Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Couples"The Quiet Man," not rated, 1952, 2-4 p.m.
On Display Now
- Sketches From Springfield: An Illustrated History
- Springfield’s SAUERWORKS: The Art of Scott Sauer
- 500 Years of Reformations, Missouri State University
Computers, Internet & Wi-FiInternet, electronic databases and Library catalogs [Details]
Meeting & Study RoomsRooms for large meetings or quiet study [Details]
PrintersPrint from Library computers or your own device. Black and white - 10¢; color - 50¢. Cash only.
CopiersBlack and white copies are 10¢; 20¢ for 11x17. Color copies are 50¢; $1 for 11x17. Cash only.
8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Between Friends Gift ShopPre-read books and gifts for the bibliophile [Details]
Services for Special NeedsMotorized scooter, closed-circuit television video magnifier and more [Details]
Test ProctoringAvailable for a small fee. [Details]
Self-Service Fax Machine$1.75 first page; $1 other pages. Debit/Credit card only. Send only.
Go green! Copies may be scanned to a USB drive. Bring your own USB drive, or purchase one at the Library Center for $5.
About the Library Center
The Library Center is the headquarters of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. The 82,000-square-foot building houses major collections of print and electronic resources. These include special collections such as business, local history and genealogy as well as fully equipped computer labs, private study rooms, state-of-the-art reference technology and many more expanded services. In addition, the Library Center includes other amenities characteristic of larger urban libraries. Those features include a 185-seat auditorium, a glass-enclosed recreational reading room, a story hour room, outdoor story garden, a 134-seat public meeting room, five other meeting rooms of various sizes and capacities, Between Friends Gift Shop and Mudhouse café. The facility is located at the intersection of Campbell and Lakewood, the second lighted intersection south of the James River Freeway.
- Local History & Genealogy
Unique materials of interest to researchers
- Funding and Business Information Center
Everything you need to market your business or nonprofit, create materials, conduct meetings, research grants and find new markets for your products.
- Specialized Databases
- Family History CD-ROMs
- Foundation Directory Online Professional
- Foundation Grants to Individuals
- Bert Buhrman Sheet Music Collection
More than 5,000 pieces of sheet music donated to the Library by Bert Buhrman. Search online by title and composer.