Hours & Information

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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.


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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 2019

Holiday Date
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 21
Lincoln's Birthday Tuesday, February 12
Good Friday Friday, April 19
Easter Sunday, April 21
Staff Institute (Library Training) Friday, May 17
Memorial Day Monday, May 27
Independence Day Thursday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 2
Veterans Day Monday, November 11
Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29
Note: Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27.
Christmas Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24 & 25
New Year's Day 2020 Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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