Foster

Service Note 

CADL Okemos members and visitors - SB Okemos Rd detour is in effect through November. Click for more information. 

Location
200 North Foster 
Lansing, Michigan 48912

517.485.5185

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

Hours
Mon: 10a.m. - 6p.m.
Tues: 2-7p.m.
Wed: 10a.m.- 6p.m.
Thur: 2-7p.m.
Fri: 10a.m. - 6p.m.
Sat: 10a.m. - 3p.m.
Sun: Closed

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Melissa  2.jpgMelissa Cole
Head Librarian

Rooms, Resources & Special Features

Check out info in this section about our new Foster Labs.

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.

Community Closet Donation Drop-off

This branch is accepting donations for the Community Closet. Located at the Downtown Lansing branch, this closet contains personal care and hygiene items free to anyone in need of them.

Computer Accessories

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

Food Packs 

This branch provides weekly food packs filled with items such as shelf-stable milk, fruit, vegetables, canned meals and more. There are no eligibility requirements. Food packs will be available starting on Monday of each week but pickup times are available throughout the week. Families who need more than one pack must register for each one separately. Call branch to register to pick up a pack. 

Foster Labs (Computer & STEAM) 

This branch now has new two labs on the first floor of the Foster Community Center. 

Drop in on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to use our computers in room 111. Staff will be available for assistance and questions. 

Join us for fun tech and STEAM activities after school. Check our online events for details. 

Print from Anywhere 

Just email your documents or upload them to our secure portal, then stop by the branch to pick them up. Let's get started.

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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Drop-in Computer Sessions (Adults)

Tuesday Aug 9, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm Foster Drop in on Tuesday mornings to use our computers, with staff available for assistance and questions. Held at Foster Labs in Room 111, inside the Community Center.     Read More

Drop-in Technology & Job Help (Adults)

Tuesday Aug 9, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm Foster Need help creating a resume? Want to get started learning Excel or downloading digital content from Libby and hoopla? We are here to help! Held at Foster Labs in Room 111, inside the Community Center.     Read More
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