The Library Center
4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810
Phone: (417) 882-0714
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
Wednesday, August 21
- Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime, 9:15 a.m.
- Windows 10: Beyond the Basics, 10 a.m.-noon
- Exploring Genealogy: Available at the OGS Library., 10 a.m.
- Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime, 10:15 a.m.
- Racing to Read Storytime, 11:15 a.m.
On Display Now
- Fear, Fantasy, and Far Away Worlds: The Art of Gary Bedell
- Collecting Kirby, Jason East
- Building Springfield, LEGO brick activity exhibit
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.
Civil War Book Discussion Group
August 26, 7 p.m.
September 11, 1-2:30 p.m.
Read with Pride: LGBTQ+ Book Club
October 17, 6 p.m.
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 and local history and genealogy; public Wi-Fi computers, four private study rooms, five small conference rooms, a kitchen and state-of-the-art reference technology. In addition, the Library Center includes other amenities characteristic of larger urban libraries. Those features include a 150-seat auditorium, a glass-enclosed reading room and art gallery, a story hour room, outdoor patio and outdoor story garden, the Between Friends Gift Shop and Mudhouse café. The facility is located near the intersection of South Campbell Avenue and Lakewood Street, 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.