Curbside only

Until further notice, Lincoln Library has limited services available. Item pickup available through curbside service only. More information about curbside can be found here. Computer use is available by appointment only. More information is available here

FAQ

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Resident: A Lincoln Library card is free to all residents of Capital Township who are age 5 and older. Details on what to bring to obtain your card can be found here.

Non-resident: If you aren’t a resident of Capital Township you may be eligible to obtain a Lincoln Library card for an $85 fee. This grants you the same access as a resident card for one year.

Replacement: To obtain a replacement Lincoln Library card, please contact our circulation staff through our Contact Us form.

eCards: Residents of Capital Township can receive an eCard for free. Individuals who qualify for a Non-Resident eCard will have to pay the Non-Resident fee. Please fill out the form here to apply for an eCard.

Student: Lincoln Library and Springfield School District 186 have partnered to provide FREE eCards to all K-12 students who live within District 186 boundaries. Students will be given access to eResources like online homework tutoring, eBooks, eAudiobooks, research tools, language learning software, and much more. For more information please see our Get a Library Card page.

The library is located at the corner of 7th  Street and Capitol Ave in downtown Springfield, across the street from the Lincoln Home.

Metered parking is available on 7th Street or in the parking garage below the library, accessible from 7th street by turning left between Municipal Center West and the library.

We are not the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, which is located at 6th and Jefferson

We love that you want to support us! Please check out the guidelines on donating items, money, or volunteering your time.

Late fees on books are 25 cents per day. Late fees on DVDs are 50 cents per day.

Late fees can be paid at the circulation desk with cash, check or credit card. They can also be paid online here.

To request an item fill out the form located here. If we have the item in our collection we will place a hold for you and notify you when it becomes available. If we do not own the item we will request it through interlibrary loan and notify you when it becomes available.

Items can be returned in our book drops. We have book drops located on 7th Street outside the library and at two County Market locations:

1501 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703 (Wednesday pickup)

2777 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62703 (Friday pickup)

To renew an item call us at (217) 753-4900 x.5616, contact us online, or renew through your online account. For details on renewing over the phone or through your online account please click here.

We offer free WiFi access. The network name is “Lincoln Library” and there is no password required.

The library offers access to computers on the first floor for those 18 and under and on the second floor for anyone 12 and older. Computers can be accessed using your library card number or by obtaining a guest pass at the Borrower’s Services, Youth Services, or Reference desks.

Printing is available from public computer labs and on mobile. Prints are 25 cents for black and white and 50 cents for color. For more information on printing please see this page.

Faxing is available at the Borrower’s Services desk for 50 cents per page.

Notary services are available at no charge by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling (217) 753-4900 x.5625.

SMTD are available for purchase at the Borrower’s Services desk. For details on bus passes please see this page.

Visit the Download & Stream page and click on the Learn More button under any service to get more information about it, download the app, or get help.

You can also download eBooks and more directly from the library catalog using these instructions

To schedule a tour reach out to us on our Contact Us page and choose Youth Services for school groups or Reference for other groups.

Reach out to us on our Contact Us form or call us at (217) 753-4900.

Rooms can be reserved here and are allotted on a first come, first served basis with library programs receiving preference.

The glass display cases on the first floor of the library may be reserved by the public, but library displays receive preference. For more information, see the Display Cases page. 

All programs and meetings are located on our calendar.