The Library

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The Library Center

4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810
Phone: (417) 882-0714

Jessie Alexander-East, Branch Manager
jessieae@thelibrary.org

Branch Hours

  • Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Drive-up Service

  • Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Holiday Closings Holiday Closings

Directions

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Programs and Events

Monday, December 9

Tuesday, December 10

Wednesday, December 11

Thursday, December 12

Friday, December 13

More Programs

On Display Now

  • Paintings by the Springfield Chinese Impressionist Society
  • All Aboard: The Frisco Railroad through Springfield's History
  • Norman Rockwell Figurine Collection Courtesy of Carlene Withers

More Displays

Services

  • Computers, Internet & Wi-Fi
    Computers, Internet & Wi-Fi
    Internet, electronic databases and Library catalogs [Details]
  • Meeting & Study Rooms
    Meeting & Study Rooms
    Rooms for large meetings or quiet study [Details]
  • Printers
    Printers
    Print from Library computers or your own device. Black and white - 10¢; color - 50¢. Cash only.
  • Copiers
    Copiers
    Black and white copies are 10¢; 20¢ for 11x17. Color copies are 50¢; $1 for 11x17. Cash only.
  • Mudhouse
    Mudhouse
    Monday-Saturday,
    8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
    (417) 340-3611
  • Between Friends Gift Shops at the Library
    Between Friends Gift Shop
    Pre-read books and gifts for the bibliophile [Details]
  • Services for Special Needs
    Services for Special Needs
    Motorized scooter, closed-circuit television video magnifier and more [Details]
  • Test Proctoring
    Test Proctoring
    Available for a small fee. [Details]
  • Self-Service Fax Machine
    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.

Book Discussions

The Alice Network"The Alice Network"
Book Discussion
December 11, 1-2:30 p.m.
Kindred"Kindred"
Book Discussion
February 12, 1-2:30 p.m.

More Book Discussions

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.

Special Collections

  • 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.