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Find which branch is open today and when
Find hours and information for Main Library
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Everything you need to know about how to get and use your library card
Learn how much overdue and lost materials fees are.
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.
This page gives details of a partial closing of Main Library from September 17 to December 1 for construction of a new heating and cooling system. The Local History and Genealogy Room and Gallery will be open.
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
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.
For information on how to apply for a library card, click here.
For locations and hours, click here.
For questions about using the online catalog or databases or for book recommendations, fill out our email reference form. Submissions are reviewed daily Monday-Friday during open hours by librarians on duty. If your question is complex or you would prefer a quicker response it’s best to call the reference desk at 309-497-2000. For more detailed information on the types of questions that can be answered through email reference, click here.
If you have a question regarding renewing materials or overdue fines, please contact the Circulation Department. If you need to renew materials please bring items in for circulation staff to renew for you, or phone 309-497-2164 or 309-497-2167. You may also renew materials checked out with your Peoria Public Library card from our website by going to our home page and clicking on “My Account.” For other questions concerning overdue materials or fines please phone the Circulation Dept. at 309-497-2164 or Billing at 309-497-2167.
To ask librarians questions when the Library is closed, use AskAway. AskAway is a new statewide cooperative reference service of Illinois libraries to provide answers from professional librarians over the internet.
For other questions, call 309-497-2000 during open hours.
Items may be renewed in person at the information desk or by calling 309-497-2164 or 309-497-2167. You may also renew materials online by accessing your account. Simply click here or on “My Account” on our homepage and login using your Peoria Public Library card. Once you are logged in, click on “Renew My Materials” on the left menu. For help accessing your account, click here.
For questions about loan periods, click here.
The events calendar for all branches can be viewed here.
The schedule for the Bookmobile is available by clicking here.
To view currently open positions, click here.
For volunteer opportunities, click here.
For information on Friends of the Peoria Public Library and donating to the Library, click here.
Homework Help is available in English and Spanish for a variety of subjects. Students can access one-on-one sessions with real tutors on the internet either at home or at the library.
To access Homework Help:
Meeting rooms are available at Peoria Public Library by persons or organizations engaged in educational, cultural, civic, intellectual and charitable activities or activities requiring the use of library materials. Meeting rooms are available for use during regular service hours on days when the Library is open.
Requests for meeting rooms are honored on a first-come, first-served basis.
For Applications and guidelines on requesting and using meeting rooms, click here.
To cancel a meeting room, please contact the Library Branch where the room is reserved. If a User fails to appear for their sceduled meeting, they forfeit any fees paid at the time of reservation. If a User fails to appear a second time, their reservations for the remainder of the year will be canceled and prepaid funds for future bookings will be refunded.
All branches of the Library have Wi-Fi available for use with personal computers or other personal wireless devices. Computers are also available at all branches for internet use.
In order to access the Internet on Library computers, please adhere to the following guidelines:
For a full explanation of internet use guidelines and procedures, click here.
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