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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.

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.

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Holiday Closings

2020 Holidays Date
New Year's Day 2020 Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 20
Lincoln's Birthday Wednesday, February 12
Good Friday Friday, April 10
Easter Sunday, April 12
Staff Institute (Library Training) May 2020 - Exact date TBA
Memorial Day Monday, May 25
Independence Day Saturday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 7
Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27
Note: Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25.
Christmas Thursday - Sunday, December 24-27
New Year's Day 2021 Friday, January 1, 2021


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