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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

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.

Branch Hours

  • Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Drive-up Service

  • Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Holiday Closings Holiday Closings

Directions

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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.

Families can enjoy Storytime Live each Tuesday at 10 a.m. on the Library's Facebook page. Enjoy pre-recorded songs and stories with some of your favorite librarians on Storytime & More.

On Display Now

  • All Aboard: The Frisco Railroad through Springfield's History

More Displays

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.

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.