Level 2: Limited Access

As part of our reopening process, we are moving gradually through several levels of service. Contactless item pickup is now available at all CADL branches. Also, note that our branch hours have temporarily changed.

Learn more about our reopening plans

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200 North Foster 
Lansing, Michigan 48912


Link to the CATA Bus Route Link for directions to this library location

Monday: 10a.m. - 5p.m.
Tuesday: 2p.m.- 7p.m.
Wednesday: 10a.m. 5p.m.
Thursday: 2p.m. - 7p.m.
Friday: 10a.m. - 5p.m.
Saturday: 12p.m. - 5p.m.

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Melissa ColeMelisss Cole
Head Librarian

Rooms, Resources & Special Features

Adobe Elements  

Adobe Photoshop Elements (for photo editing) & Adobe Premiere Elements (for video editing) are installed on selected public computers.

Charging Cables

Check out a charging cable and wall charger to power up. We’ve got you covered with micro-USB, USB-C, and lightning cables.

Computer Accessories

Privacy screens, trackball mouses and large print keyboards can all be requested from library staff.

Requests 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.

Student Success Initiative

Lansing School District participates in the Student Success Intiative, providing CADL accounts to all students.

Wireless Service

CADL has WiFi hotspots at all of its libraries. For details, visit our WiFi help page


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CADL Closed for holiday

Monday Jan 18, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am
All Locations
All CADL branches are closed today to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Read More

Take & Make Kits at CADL Foster (All ages)

Tuesday Jan 19, 2021 10:00am - 7:00pm Foster Looking for fun crafts and activities to do at home? Every week we will provide supplies and instructions for an activity or craft in a bag. Pick one up from CADL Foster to take home and make. New kits are available on Mondays and Thursdays, then while supplies last. Call 517-485-5185 to arrange pickup, or request it as an "Add-on" at MyTimeRead More
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Foster Blog


What's Happening at CADL Foster

Posted Jan 15, 2021, 2:49 PM Big changes are happening at your local library! Read More


Lansing Schools Join Student Success Initiative

Posted Jan 12, 2021, 2:58 PM Students receive access to books, tutoring and more. Read More

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