All visitors needing access to Haseltine Library before 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday, should call the Haseltine Library circulation desk at 836-8563. Handicapped access to the building is available through the southeast door on Monroe Street. All other visitors should enter the building through the northwest door located on Harrison Street.
The Haseltine Library is a branch of the Missouri State University Library system and is located in the Greenwood Laboratory School on the Springfield campus. Its primary clientele are the kindergarten through senior high school students that attend Greenwood Laboratory School. Materials are also available for circulation to Missouri State faculty, staff, and students.
Haseltine Library is named in honor of Horace and “Pete” Haseltine. Horace, a 1940 graduate of Southwest Missouri State, now Missouri State, was a practicing attorney and former business law professor at the university. He served as president of the SMS Alumni Association and was a member of the Board of Regents at the time of his death in 1975. “Pete” had an associate degree from Stephens College and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Fontbonne College. She loved teaching children and volunteered at libraries and schools. She was an active Greenwood grandmother and passed away in 2001 after seeing all seven of her grandchildren attend Greenwood. Rick and Mary McQueary, both from the Greenwood class of 1971, chose to honor Mary’s parents, Horace and “Pete”, by establishing an endowment for the library and making a donation to fund library renovations in 2006.