Lansing Public Library has returned to our regular service hours with limited walk-in services as outlined on this page.

Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

(Effective May 13, 2021) The CDC says you are no longer required to wear a mask if you are fully vaccinated. Please be responsible.

 

Everyone 8th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult until the youth department reopens.

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Parking & Entrance

Only the upper level entrance (Indiana Avenue) will be open at this time.

Watch for the Handicapped Parking designations along Indiana Avenue.

We will be limiting the number of people in the building at one time and practicing social distancing.

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Children & Teen Policy

Everyone 8th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult until the youth department reopens.

 

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Cashless Transactions Policy

Cashless Transactions

In light of health concerns for patrons and staff, Lansing Public Library will no longer handle cash transactions. 

Our copiers, fax/scanners and printers will accept cash as before accepting small bills and coins.  There will be no hand to hand transactions involving cash. 

Please bring change with you if required or small bills that our machines accept.  Staff will have no change. 

You may also make a payment with a credit card or debit card.

Checks and money orders may only be used to make a payment to your library account.  They cannot be used to pay for fax/scans, prints or copies. 

You may also pay bills securely online through your library account at https://bit.ly/3cCLjNw  

Money orders may be purchased at the Post Office for $1.20 each.  Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to Lansing Public Library. 

This policy will help us in our goal of providing a safe facility for all. 

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Circulation Desk

Checkout & Holds

Only Self-Check Stations are available at this time.  Please bring your library card or mobile library card in the SWAN Libraries app with you to check out materials.

Library Cards

New & renewed library cards will be issued.  Please check the list of documents before you come in.

Library cards for Lansing residents (except unincorporated, or special taxpayer cards) no longer have expiration dates. Your card is valid as long as you live within Lansing, IL. boundaries.

Returns

Please return all items to the drive-up book drop in the back parking lot. If items are returned inside they must be put in the wall slots near the Circulation Desk.

 

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Material Browsing

Patrons may browse for their own materials (books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines).

If you need a recommendation or assistance, ask us!

While we have missed you and would love to chat, we ask at this time that you select your materials, self-checkout and allow others to use the library space.

We are limiting the number of people in the building and would like to provide service to as many as possible.

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InterLibrary Loan

We are able to request items from other neighboring libraries.

Holds will be sent according to individual libraries' participation and reopening plans.

Thank you for your patience!

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Copiers & Fax/Scan

Copiers and the Fax/Scan stations are available.

In accordance with the library's cashless transactions policy, staff will be unable to provide change.  Please bring small bills or coins for use in the machines.

Fax/Scan stations accept cash or credit/debit cards.
The fax machine accepts cash (coin, $1, or $5 bills), credit & debit cards, including contactless payments such as Apple Pay, Google Pay)
$1.00 per page.  If your document is more than 20 pages, split into multiple faxes.
Cover page provided by the software is free. If you SCAN in a cover page, it is charged at the per-page rate of $1.00
Free receipts and confirmations provided if you enter an email address.

Copiers are cash only.
Black & White copies 10¢ per page.
Color copies 25¢ per page.
Copy machine accepts coin (no pennies), $1 or $5 bills. 
Change is given in coin.

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Computers & Printing

Computers

Limited public computers will be available due to social distancing. 

Only 1 chair & 1 person per computer.  Computer assistance from staff will be limited due to social distancing.

All computers are on the upper level and are open to all ages with a valid Lansing Public Library card or guest pass.

Computers are available first-come, first-served.

Laptops for checkout in the building are not available at this time.

Printing

In accordance with the library's cashless transactions policy, staff will not be able to provide change for the printer.  Please bring small bills, change or credit/debit cards.

Mobile printing from your own wireless device is available.

Black & white printouts cost 15¢ per page
Color printouts cost 15¢ per page

The print software will calculate the number of pages and cost of your print job.

Print jobs route to the print release "cPad station", where patrons must pay for their job to release it to the printer.  Cash ($1, or $5 bills and coin except pennies), credit/debit cards including contactless payments such as Apple Pay, Google Pay accepted at the print release station.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi in the building is available for sending mobile print jobs.  We cannot accommodate you sitting with your own device at this time unless you reserve a study room.

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Lower Level: Youth & Teen Materials

The lower level is closed until the completion of the lower level renovation.

The back door by the parking lot is locked.

Youth & Teen materials have been moved upstairs temporarily.

Please ask Youth staff (in the stage area) for assistance in locating the items you need.

You'll see from this PDF iconUpper Level Map we have a selection of items for all ages.

Watch the video showing how to find youth & teen items upstairs: The Lansing Library Jungle Bookhunt

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Spaces

Study Rooms are available by reservation, at a reduced 50% seating capacity.

Rooms 1 & 3 can accommodate 2 people.

Room 2 can accommodate 3 people

At this time, the Atrium, Quiet Room, and other open tables & chairs at the library are closed.

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Events

Events continue to be virtual.

No in-person book discussions, computer classes, storytimes or other events at this time.

The knitting group has chosen to meet on the front lawn.

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Friends' Book Sale Shelf

The Friends' Book Sale shelf is cash-only, exact change please.

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Lansing Historical Society Museum Open

Lansing Historical Society Museum Open

Effective May 13, 2021. The CDC says you are no longer required to wear a mask if you are fully vaccinated. Please be responsible.

Due to Covid-19, the Lansing Historical Museum hours will be limited to Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon until further notice.

The library's lower level entrance is still closed to the public.  Enter/exit upstairs and use the elevator.

To arrange to visit at another time, please contact Museum Curator, Barb Dust at 708-474-7497

Other displays include old farm implements, housewares, memorabilia from Lansing military heroes, Lansing brickyards, businesses and schools, First Lady doll collection and an exhibit on Influential Women of Lansing.
The Lansing Fallen Heroes exhibit will be available for viewing in April.

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