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. The venue is also a beautiful site for a wedding ceremony for 150 guests.

 Library Lincoln Atrium Floor Plan

Rental Charge

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


  • 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 Venue 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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