Monday, August 15, 2011

Springfield Area Research Facilities

Will you be in Springfield in September for the FGS 2011 Conference? Did you know there are many places where you can conduct research? There are plenty of local repositories that hold all sorts of information for people and places beyond Central Illinois. Below is a list of the research facilities you may want to visit during your trip to Springfield.

Location Hours*
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
217-558-8844
Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm
Saturday-Sunday, closed
Athens Municipal Library
410 E. Hargrave
Athensm IL 62613
217-636-8047
Monday-Thursday, 10am to 7pm
Friday/Saturday, closed
Sunday, 12pm to 4pm
Auburn Public Library
338 W. Jefferson St.
Auburn, IL 62615
217-434-9317
Monday, 2pm to 7pm
Tuesday, 2pm to 7pm
Wednesday, 10am to 7pm
Thursday, 2pm to 7pm
Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, 10am to 2pm
Sunday, closed
Chatham Area Public Library
600 E. Spruce St.
Chatham, IL 62629
217-483-2713
Monday-Thursday, 9am to 8pm
Friday, 9am to 5pm
Saturday, 9am to 4pm
Sunday, closed
Illinois Regional Archives Depository
University of Illinois at Springfield
LIB 144
One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
Springfield, IL 62703
217-206-6520
Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm
Saturday-Sunday, closed
Illinois State Archives
Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756
217-782-4682
Monday-Friday, 8am to 4:30pm
Saturday-Sunday, closed
*The Archives will be open on Saturday, September 10, from 8:30a, to 3:30pm.
Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 S. 2nd St.
Springfield, IL 62701
217-785-8600
Monday-Friday, 8am to 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday, closed
Lincoln Library (Public Library of Springfield)
326 S. 7th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
217-753-4900
Monday-Wednesday, 10am to 8pm
Thursday-Friday, 10am to 6pm
Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, closed
Pawnee Public Library
613 Douglas
Pawnee, IL 62558
217-625-7716
Monday, 11am to 5pm
Tuesday, 11am to 8pm
Wednesday, 10am to 5pm / 7pm to 9pm
Thursday, 10am to 9pm
Friday, 11am to 5pm
Saturday, 11am to 3pm
Sunday, closed
West Sangamon Public Library
103 E. Illinois St.
New Berlin, IL 62670
217-488-7733
Monday, closed
Tuesday, 10pm to 7pm
Wednesday, 10am to 4pm
Thursday, 10pm to 7pm
Friday, 10am to 4pm
Saturday, 10am to 1pm
Sunday, closed

*The hours are current as of this posting, however, you should probably double-check a week or so before the conference.  Also, keep in mind that Monday, September 5th is Labor Day and most of these facilities will be closed in observance.

1 comment:

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

Thanks to Dan Dixon for helping me compile this list!