Reference & Information Services


Reference & Information Services librarians are available to answer your questions and assist you in doing your research. Whether you need the phone number of your aunt in California, or details about medieval life, we are available to help. Librarians are happy to provide answers to your questions in person on the 2nd floor at the Reference & Information desk. 

You may also call us with your questions at 753-4900, extension 230 or 231. Come in or call us during open hours.

In addition, you can email your reference questions by clicking Ask A Librarian on the left side of the website and choosing email. Reference librarians from Lincoln Library will answer your email within 24 to 48 hours. 

Lastly, you may Ask A Librarian a question using live chat with AskAway service 24 hours a day. The AskAway chat service is staffed by librarians from across the country, so questions should not be specific to Lincoln Library, or require special knowledge of Springfield to be answered. For questions specific to Lincoln Library or the Springfield area please use the email option or call the library directly.

Dewey Decimal pamphlet To help find nonfiction books on the second floor of the library.

Databases by subject

Alphabetical list of Databases