The Dansville branch will be closed for renovations April 14-May 4.

Hours & Locations: Downtown Lansing

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Hours

Monday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 6 p.m.

Contact Info

401 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933

Circulation Desk: 367-6350
Children's Desk: 367-6367
Information Desk: 367-6363
Reference Desk: 367-6346

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Head Librarian: Kathy Johnson

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Upcoming Closings

Sat., May 24
Sun., May 25
Mon., May 26

Memorial Day Weekend
Fri., July 4 Independence Day

Sat., Aug. 30
Sun., Aug. 31
Mon., Sep. 1

Labor Day Weekend


Rooms, Resources + Special Features

Adult Literacy Collection

This special collection includes books and books on CDs with accompanying reading material.

Book Burrow

The Friends of Lansing Libraries run this used book store located in the basement. Available items include a variety of used books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Open to the public on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Fridays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

ESOL Collection

Our extensive English for Speakers of Other Languages collection includes an online software program, books, CDs and DVDs.

Forest Parke Library + Archives

The Forest Parke Library & Archives serves as a repository and steward for CADL's local history collection, including books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, film and more. Items cannot be checked out but the collection is open to the public by appointment.

Language Learning Material

We offer language learning material, including an online software program, books, CDs and eBooks.  

Public Meeting Rooms

Our meeting rooms are available for public use. Our auditorium seats 95 and we have a few other rooms that seat anywhere from 25 to 50. If you are interested in reserving space, please call or visit the branch for an application. Make sure to allow enough time when planning your event as our rooms are in high demand.

  • An application must be completed and turned in at the location being requested.
  • Applicants must produce a current Capital Area District Libraries card which must be in good standing at the time of room use.
  • Applicants must be present during the meeting/event.

 For additional details, please review our Meeting Room Policy.

Request for Accommodation

For mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance, please call the library. Requests need to be made at least two weeks before a scheduled event.

Wireless Service

CADL has WiFi hotspots at all of its libraries. For details, visit our WiFi help page. Full details can be found in our Terms of Use. Or for help with basic problems check out our Troubleshooting Handout.

World Language Collection

Our World Language collection includes books, magazines, movies and music in over 17 different languages.

 

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