Friends of Lansing Libraries

The Friends of Lansing Libraries supports all three CADL branches in the city of Lansing–Downtown Lansing, South Lansing, and Foster. The Friends of Lansing Libraries Board meets monthly, with an annual membership meeting.

A view of the sales desk and several shelves of the Book Burrow used book store.










Contact Info 

Visit our Facebook page and 'like us' to stay up to date on everything happening at the Book Burrow!  You can also email us.  

We Need Your Help!

The Friends of Lansing Libraries (FOLL) is looking for new members to join our Board of Directors. We are a non-profit organization with a mission to support the Lansing Libraries. The FOLL Board of Directors is responsible for:

  • Raising funds for the Lansing Library branches (Downtown, Foster, Southside)

  • Supporting the Book Burrow

  • Spreading the word about the good work Lansing Libraries does in and for our communities!


  • Love the library!

  • Commit to attending a meeting once per month (virtually or in-person pending COVID protocol) 

  • Willingness to dedicate additional time to general initiatives

Ready to apply?

Fill out this application form. If you need assistance completing the form or any other information, email us. 

Or looking to support in another way?

Donate your books or volunteer at the Book Burrow! Email Patricia for more information.

Friends of Lansing Libraries Board is now accepting applications to be a Board member. Please click here for an application form.


The Book Burrow

Come browse one of the largest library book stores in Michigan--thousands of used books, movies and music in the basement of the Downtown Lansing branch. Join the Friends of Lansing Libraries for $15 and receive a 20% discount on all purchases.

Contact Information

phone: 517.367.6319


Thursday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.   

Friday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Saturday: 11 - 4 p.m. 

Donation Guidelines

Please read and follow our guidelines so that we can transition back to a safe and fully-functional operation. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

See USED BOOK DONATIONS at the bottom of this page for items not accepted. Donations may be dropped off on the shipping dock at the rear of the Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Book Burrow takes donation of materials in VERY GOOD condition
  • Please limit your donation to ONLY three file box-size boxes or three shopping bags.
  • No loose books, no oversized boxes, no trash bags