The Library Center
4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810
Phone: (417) 882-0714
Jessie Alexander-East, Branch Manager
Beginning Wednesday, July 29, South Lyon Avenue, the outer road to the library, will be closed from Lakewood Street up to the Library Center south driveway to complete work related to The Ridge development. The closure is expected to last through December. In addition, crews anticipate the need to close the Library Center’s south entrance the week of August 10 for about five days. Visitors can use El Camino Alto to access the outer road to the library and the library's north driveway.
- Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Programs and Events
Programs inside the library branches have been curtailed to help minimize the impact of the coronavirus. So we're sending programs to you—virtually—through some live events and pre-recorded presentations.
On Display Now
- All Aboard: The Frisco Railroad through Springfield's History
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.
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.