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Location & Transportation Information

Lincoln Library
326 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
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Parking at the Library

There is limited public parking in the garage underneath Lincoln Library. The parking garage is accessible via the alley off of 7th Street, between Municipal Center West and Lincoln Library. The entrance ramp closes 30-minutes prior to the library closing. The exit ramp closes 30-minutes after the library closes.

Public parking in the garage is metered. There is a 2-hour time limit. (Spaces without meters are not available for public use prior to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.)

The parking rate is 50¢ per half hour. The meters only accept nickles, dimes and quarters.

Parking in the garage is free after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

The vertical clearance for vehicles entering the parking garage is 7'-0".

There are several on-street, metered parking spaces surrounding the library. For a map of other parking options, please use the Springfield Visitors Guide provided by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Bus Passes

The library now has SMTD bus passes available for purchase at the circulation desk. There are four types of passes available– Discount($20), Senior($12), Disabled($12), Access($25) & Downtown Shuttle($5/10 rides). Limited amount available for each type of pass.

We’re not on the SMTD map yet, but click here to view current locations to buy passes.

Bike Locks

The library now has bike locks available for checkout with a library card. Click here to learn more about circulation policy for the bike locks.

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Library Hours

Week Day Time
Monday - Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday (Open only October through April) 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sangamon Valley Collection Hours

Week Day Time
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday (Open only October through April) 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Holiday Closings 2018

Holiday Date
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 15th
Lincoln's Birthday Monday, February 12th
Good Friday Friday, March 30th
Easter Sunday, April 1st
Staff Institute (Library Training) Friday, May 18th
Memorial Day Monday, May 28th
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4th
Labor Day Monday, September 3rd
Veterans Day Monday, November 12th
Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday, November 22nd & 23rd
Christmas Sunday through Tuesday, December 23rd, 24th & 25th
New Year's Day 2019 Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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