107 NE Monroe Peoria, Illinois 61602-1070

On Tuesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 24, the library's checkout software will be upgraded. During the upgrade process, library patrons and staff will be unable to register, renew or modify library card account information or place or modify holds/reserves of materials. Users will not be able to check out books from the e-book services ADML and e-Read Illinois on Tuesday morning. Books and audiobooks that have been downloaded already. will work The upgrade will affect most local public libraries. Please contact the library staff for additional assistance. Thank you for your patience while we bring you improved service.

Donate Books

The Friends of Peoria Public Library accept donations of used books, DVDs and CDs. They no longer accept magazines. Items should be brought to the backdoor at Main Library if you have a large amount. Branches will accept smaller donations. Our Collections Manager reviews anything that is new, local or unusual and determines if it should be added to the library collection. The remainder of the items are then priced and put up for sale at The Friendly Finds Bookstore at Main Library or the Book Sale Shelves at the various branches. To check hours, volunteer or for more information please call 309-497-2145.

The money raised through these sales funds many of the programs, especially for children, or pays for items the library needs that are not within the budget.  Without our wonderful volunteers and those who donate we would not have this additional source of funding.

People can support Peoria Public Library by donating books, shopping at The Friendly Finds Book store or Branch Sale Shelves, volunteering to help the Friends of the Library or making a monetary gift to either the Friends endowment or as a gift or memorial to Peoria Public Library directly.