Lincoln Atrium

This first-floor atrium soars three-stories tall with warm interior architecture and serves as the main hall of the Library. Please note that during a weekday this venue is not a private space. This venue is a welcoming setting for social events, such as breakfasts, lunches, receptions, and dinners.  

Clients will often begin a celebratory event such as a wedding reception or awards banquet in this venue while the Museum Plaza is being set for dinner.

 Library Lincoln Atrium Floor Plan

Rental Charge

  • $750 Full-Day:
    • Daytime: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Evening: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (up to 4 hours)
  • $375 Half-Day (Up to 4 daytime hours)

Discount opportunities are now offered on multiple venues rented for weekday, daytime Library events. With the first venue (highest rental charge) rented at full price, additional venues are offered at $100 off a full-day rental or $50 off a half-day rental.


  • Reception: 250 guests
  • Dinner: 120 guests
  • Theater: 200 guests                                                                                                      

Weekend Events

Interested in hosting an event at the Library over the weekend? A Weekend Event Charge applies in addition to the venue rental charge.

  • Weekend Event Charge – Full Day: $500
  • Weekend Event Charge – Half Day or Evening: $300

The additional charge would not apply if three or more venues are rented for a weekend daytime or evening Library event, or if there is a Museum event associated with the Library weekend event.

Reserve the Lincoln Atrium

Contact the Facilities Rental staff at 217-558-8873 or as you consider the Library's Lincoln Atrium to learn more about and reserve this venue for your event.

Lincoln Atrium

Lincoln Atrium

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