Beginning Monday, June 29, 2020

Lansing Public Library will return 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. with Curbside Pickup Available 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. with Curbside Pickup Available 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Masks and social distancing are required. 

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


Parking & Entrance

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

Please avoid parking in the Curbside Pickup Spaces, and 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.


Children & Teen Policy

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



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  

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. 


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.

All holds are packaged for Curbside Pickup, but you may come inside to get them if you wish.

Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup continues at the hours above.

Library Cards

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

Library cards that expired January 2020 through September 7, 2020 were automatically extended until September 8, 2020.


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.

Items are quarantined at least 72 hours before check-in.


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.


InterLibrary Loan

At this time, we are still unable to request items from other neighboring libraries.

Limited SWAN libraries are planning to resume resource sharing July 7.  Other SWAN libraries are resuming resource sharing either August 12 or September 9.  Holds will be sent according to individual libraries' participation and reopening plans.

Thank you for your patience as SWAN libraries resume services.


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.


Computers & Printing


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.

Computers are limited to Lansing cardholders at this time.

Non-residents may use the 15-minute express station.

Please ask staff for a reservation time if all computers are full, or reserve from your phone. Enter your library card number & PIN to login to reserve a computer.

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


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 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.


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



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.



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.


Friends' Book Sale Shelf

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


Lansing Historical Society Museum

The Museum is open by appointment only at this time.

Call 708-474-2447 ext 176 to leave a message to make arrangements.