South Lansing

3500 South Cedar Street 
Lansing, Michigan 48910


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

Mon: 10a.m. - 8p.m.
Tues: 10a.m. - 8p.m.
Wed: 10a.m. - 8p.m.
Thur: 10a.m. - 8p.m.
Fri:  10a.m. - 7p.m.
Sat: 10a.m.-7p.m. 
Sun: 12-5 p.m.  


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Melissa  2.jpgMelissa Cole
Head Librarian

Virtual Tour

Our 360° Virtual Tour was made possible by Able Eyes. Able Eyes virtual tours allow people to explore businesses in their community to help ease anxiety and become comfortable with their surroundings.

Social Story

You can also view this Social Story, a guide to the library that helps outline the social and technical expectations when visiting the library.

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The South Lansing branch is discoverable on AbleVu! AbleVu is a free website and app that makes finding businesses and public venues more accessible for people of all abilities.

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.

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.

Fax Service 

A patron fax service is available for in-library use. This easy to use fax machine is completely self-serve, requiring only a MC/VISA, AM Ex or Discover card (no cash is accepted). 

Faxing is $1.75 for the first page and $1 for each page thereafter for US/Caribbean faxes. International fees are double. The machine does not accept incoming faxes.

Food Packs 

This branch provides weekly food packs for children filled with items such as shelf-stable milk, fruit, vegetables, canned meals and more. Food packs are available each Monday with pickup times throughout the week. Call branch for current availability.

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.

Public Meeting Room

Our meeting room is available for public use and the capacity is 35. If you are interested in reserving space, you can call or visit the branch for an application, or fill out the application at the end of the Meeting Room Policy.  Make sure to allow enough time when planning your event as our room is in high demand.

  • An application must be completed and turned in at the location being requested.
  • Applicants must produce a current Capital Area District Libraries card which must be in good standing at the time of room use.
  • Applicants must be present during the meeting/event.

For additional details, please review our Meeting Room Policy & Application Form.

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.

Teachers/Homeschoolers Resources

To make your research trip to the library a successful, please view our Assignment Alert Sheet. Providing us the information about your students' project at least 3 days in advance will allow us to better serve you and create a more productive experience at the library.

Technology Access & Training

Digital scanners are available for in-library use.

Color copies are available for .50 per page.

Our tables are equipped with multiple outlets for laptops and other devices. You can find tables located near the entrance as well as in the Lounge area.

Have a tech question? Try our Book-A-Librarian service! We offer 30 minute personalized one-on-one sessions for patrons needing help with technology related questions or questions related to computer programs that our computing environment supports. Please call 517-272-9840 to make your appointment.

Tours & Orientation 

Library tours and orientation sessions are available for both individuals and organizations. Additionally for organizations interested in having us visit, we schedule on-site library presentations.

You can also view this Social Story, a guide to the library that helps outline the social and technical expectations when visiting the library.

Wireless Service

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

South Lansing Events

Poets and Coffee Workshop Group (Adults)

Saturday Mar 2, 2024 10:30am - 11:30am South Lansing Learn and share with fellow poets! Each week there will be an opportunity to share and get feedback on your work. Then we will study a particular aspect of poetry and receive a challenge to take home. This is an ongoing program but attendance at all sessions is not required. Read More

March is Reading Month Scavenger Hunt (Ages 3-10)

Sunday Mar 3, 2024 12:00am - 12:00am
All Locations
Get ready for an adventure during Reading Month this March with our Scavenger Hunt for ages 3-10!
Dive into the magical world of books and embark on a journey filled with imagination, fun, and of course, prizes! Bring your little adventurers to any CADL branch to pick up a scavenger hunt worksheet or print your own copy (PDF) from home and let the adventure begin.
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