Commercialization of energy-dense lithium metal batteries relies on stable and uniform plating and stripping on the lithium metal anode. In electrochemical-mechanical modeling of solid-state batteries, there is a lack of consideration of specific mechanical properties of battery-grade lithium metal. Defining these characteristics is crucial for understanding how lithium ions plate on the lithium metal anode, how plating and stripping affect deformation of the anode and its interfacing material, and whether dendrites are suppressed. Recent experiments show that the dominant mode of deformation of lithium metal is creep. This study measures the time and temperature-dependent mechanics of two thicknesses of commercial lithium anodes inside an industrial dry room, where battery cells are manufactured at high volume. Furthermore, a directional study examines the anisotropic microstructure of 100 µm thick lithium anodes and its effect on bulk creep mechanics. It is shown that these lithium anodes undergo plastic creep as soon as a coin cell is manufactured at a pressure of 0.30 MPa, and achieving thinner lithium foils, a critical goal for solid-state lithium batteries, is correlated to anisotropy in both lithium’s microstructure and mechanical properties.