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.

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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


Foster Gallery


*Virtual Baking with Sweet Encounter--Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (Age 8 & up)

Sunday Apr 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm
All Locations
We're excited to welcome the owner of Sweet Encounter, Lansing's own gluten-free bakery. Bake along with Nikki Thompson Frazier to create delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (either gluten-free or standard). Children will need adult supervision. *Registration required at 517-367-6312 or click on "Register." An ingredient/shopping list is available here. A few days before the session, you will be emailed a link to the live event. A few days before the session, you will be emailed a link to the live event, held on Microsoft Teams.  
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Adult/Teen Take & Make Kits at CADL Foster (Age 13 & up)

Monday Apr 19, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am Foster Looking for fun crafts and activities to do at home? We will provide supplies and instructions for an adult/teen activity or craft. New kits available starting the first Monday of the month, then while supplies last. Request one from CADL Foster by calling 517-367-6350, or by listing it as an "Add on" at MyTime. Read More
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Posted Apr 15, 2021, 9:43 AM UPDATED April 15, 2021: Our Level 2 status has changed, please read on for details. Read More


Movement Makes a Great Reading Partner

Posted Mar 1, 2021, 8:31 AM Sometimes to get kids reading, you need to get them moving! Read More

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