New and expanded Library hours begin Sunday, July 18. Details

The Library

thelibrary.org Springfield-Greene County Library District Springfield, Missouri

The Library Center

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

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

The outer road to the Library Center will be closed from Lakewood St. up to the Library Center south driveway for the foreseeable future. Visitors can use El Camino Alto St. to access the outer road to the library and the library's north driveway.

Branch Hours

  • Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Drive-up Service

  • Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 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. Check out the Library's Virtual Programs page for details.

Through August, pick up Library Takeout for families; click for details.

On Display Now

July
  • Struggle for Statehood, offered in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council with program support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, July 6-August 6. A Missouri Bicentennial display.
  • Divine Beings & Books, courtesy of Josephine Grace
  • Missouri's Bicentennial: 200 Years of Historic Events
August
  • Show Me Legal Legends Poster Contest Exhibit, Springfield Metropolitan Bar
  • Struggle for Statehood, offered in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council with program support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, July 6-August 6. A Missouri Bicentennial display.

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 and the Between Friends Gift Shop. The facility is located near the intersection of South Campbell Avenue and Lakewood Street, the second lighted intersection south of the James River Freeway.

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.
  • 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.

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.