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Everything you need to know about how to get and use your library card
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Find out how long you can keep library materials.
From the bookmobile to the home-bound, Outreach has special services to bring the library to the community.
Find resources and records for genealogy and Peoria-area history
Find your next book with lists of award winners, staff picks or help from our staff
Download the forms you need and read information about how to reserve a room.
Get quick answers about everything from renewing books to applying for a library card.
Use this form to have library staff find an answer for you.
View the art owned by Peoria Public Library.
From birth up find resources for youth as well as parents and educators.
Information about how to request books from outside the RAILS library system.
Find links to verified research students can use to complete assignments and help them study
Find helpful resources to prepare for a job search from resume writing to practice tests and interviews with a coach
Here are links to research helps for those working on family history
Links to all databases Peoria Public Library offers.
These resources will help those in business to create a mailing list, find investment information, learn another language, locate small business assistance and more
Health insurance information and resources
Find library events for all ages.
Download the library newsletter, Passages and read library news as well as the complete calendar.
Download our monthly calendar of events just for kids.
See what book clubs are available, when they meet and what they are reading.
Music in the McKenzie offers a free concert monthly at North Branch. Find out who is playing.
Choose the reading challenges you want to complete in 2019
The Mayor's Community Coalition Against Heroin is providing information and discussion about the heroin epidemic in Peoria, Illinois.
This page contains information about the events planned at Peoria Public Library for The Great American Read
Find links to news stories featuring Peoria Public Library
Find animated storybooks, games and more that can be used by children alone or with a teacher or parent.
Tumblebooks Ebooks, read-alongs, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks for ages 8 to 12 and 12 to adult.
Download e-books and audio books for all ages.
Audiobooks for children and adults you can play on your computer or tablet.
Download e-books and audiobooks for all ages.
link to the Freegal streaming and downloadable music service
Here are links to help you download digital books, audiobooks and music.
Listen to our staff experts talk about various topics like genealogy and graphic novels.
This page links to the Kanopy streaming movie service. Use your Peoria Public Library card to watch eight movies a month free.
Buy used books from the Friends at any of these locations. Sales support programming at Peoria Public Library.
Help the Friends support the library through a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Donate your books, music and movies the Friends to receive a tax deduction and help the library.
You may not have considered the safety and security of your personal information at the library. After all, it isn’t a bank! Yet identity theft is something that concerns us all. Peoria Public Library has your name, birth date, address and knows what you have checked out. All this information is closely guarded and secure in the RSA Cat database, a service overseen by a group of area libraries The record of what materials you have checked out is erased the moment your item is returned. This protects you from possible legal investigations or court actions as there is no existing record to be turned over or viewed.
Your library card is a precious document. If you lose it, report the loss immediately so that someone else cannot check out materials. If someone should steal your card and use it you then become liable for the cost of the materials and if you should be turned into collections for not paying for the loss, your credit is affected. Keep track of your library card just as you would your credit card.
Inside the library are many public computers as well as our free wifi. Your browser activity is set to erase as soon as you close out your browser on public computers. Please be aware, however, that Peoria Public Library wifi may not be secure for your sensitive transactions. While there is a policy prohibiting misuse of the wifi by others to steal your information, policies do not impress criminals! It is best if you use your own data on your device to conduct sensitive transactions online inside the library.
Peoria Public Library offers a variety of streaming and downloadable music, movie and book services as well as research portals and other information. All of these are provided by outside vendors, not Peoria Public Library. The library staff does their best to investigate the security measures of any such service before we purchase it for use by our patrons, but in an age of hackers, the theft of names, emails, phone numbers and more is constant.
Theft can also happen when personal property such as purses or backpacks are left unattended. Please keep your belongings with you at all times when in the library just as you would in any other public place. All locations do have security cameras and some have security guards to ensure our patrons can relax and enjoy all the library has to offer.
With reasonable precautions, your information is safe at Peoria Public Library.
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