200 North Foster 
Lansing, Michigan 48912


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

Monday: 1p.m. - 7p.m.
Tuesday: 1p.m. - 7p.m.
Wednesday: 1p.m. - 7p.m.
Thursday: 12p.m. - 5p.m.
Friday: 12p.m. - 5p.m.
Saturday: 11a.m. - 3p.m.

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FOSTER - Jean Bolley (smaller).jpgJean Bolley
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.

Wireless Service

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


Foster Gallery


Lunar New Year (All ages)

Saturday Jan 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm Foster Usher in the Year of the Rat by learning about the Chinese Zodiac and New Year customs. Read More

*Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-6)

Wednesday Jan 29, 2020 9:15am - 9:45am Foster Engaging stories, songs and activities to help children build early literacy skills. *Registration required for the 8-week series; call 517-485-5185. Read More
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Foster Blog


It was a great year for CADL, but more is still to come!

Posted Dec 16, 2019, 4:55 PM We're reflecting on some of the 2019 highlights for Capital Area District Libraries. Read More


It's a Wrap - Almost!

Posted Dec 3, 2019, 10:46 AM As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect on the year and look forward to the future. Read More

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