See the location of all branches
Find which branch is open today and when
Find hours and information for Main Library
Find hours and information about North Branch
Find hours and information about Lincoln Branch
Find hours and information about Lakeview Branch
Everything you need to know about how to get and use your library card
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.
This page highlights resources at Peoria Public Library available for educators
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 and read library news as well as the complete calendar.
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.
Find out how to participate in our yearly Summer Reading program.
The Mayor's Community Coalition Against Heroin is providing information and discussion about the heroin epidemic in Peoria, Illinois.
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.
Applications to download may be found at the bottom of this page.
The Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Page. Must be age 16 or older. College students must be currently enrolled in classes. Applications will be accepted in the Administrative Office (3rd Floor) Attn: Michelle Decker /H.R,; Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe St., Peoria, IL 61602-1070, MichelleDecker@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us. The application may also be faxed to (309) 497-2007.
Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for a Full-TIme Reference Assistant, with Children's Programming experience and enthusiasm, who can develop and present creative programming for children and young adults.
FULL-TIME REFERENCE ASSISTANT
Currently assigned to North Branch
To apply, please submit your Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form
in person or via email to
Or mail to:
Peoria Public Library
ATTN: Leanna Radford
107 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL 61602-1070
The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021
Provides excellent customer service by responding to patron reference and reader’s advisory requests; assists with collection maintenance; performs other duties as assigned. Reports to the Manager of North Branch.
(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Work requires light physical effort in the handling of moderately light materials in non-strenuous work positions up to 40 pounds.
Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, classrooms or meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations and traffic signals when driving.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
Please Note: These positions may not have current openings but applications will be kept on file
© Copyright 2017 Peoria Public Library. All Rights Reserved.