Plan Your Visit

Research Hours

Monday–Friday — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Exhibit Viewing

Monday–Friday — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 558 8844


Appointments are appreciated but not required. To request items in advance of your visit, please email or call 217-524-6358.

Combined Reading Room - New in 2017

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library has introduced a simpler, more streamlined way of helping researchers find information.  Instead of asking you to visit multiple departments and conducting searches in each one, we will make all material – photographs, manuscripts, newspapers, and our published collection – available in the Reading Room on the library's first floor.  You'll enjoy access from one central location.  No departments will ever be unexpectedly closed.  You'll enjoy new modern equipment paired with older, familiar microfilm readers.  Visit today and sign up for your very own Researcher Card for access to our entire collection (bring photo ID with address upon your first visit).


Library Closings

The Library is closed on official state holidays.