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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
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.
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.
Contest by Peoria Public Library to answer questions about Peoria History and take photos of historic sites.
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.
The Peoria Public Library is a tax-supported public institution whose purpose depends upon an environment where the public can avail itself of library resources in a calm, quiet, and controlled setting assuring patrons of their legally protected right to receive information. Library patrons therefore properly expect each of our facilities to be clean, comfortable, and safe places for selecting materials, reading, researching, studying, writing, and attending programs and meetings. To this end, the Library is responsible for establishing rules of conduct to protect the rights and safety of Library patrons, volunteers, and staff, and for preserving and protecting the Library’s materials, equipment, facilities, and grounds consistent with its strong commitment to intellectual freedom and to freedom of access to information. For further information, please refer to the American Library Association Code of Ethics http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/proethics/codeofethics/codeethics.cfm and the Library Bill of Rights http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/intfreedom/librarybill/index.cfm.
As used in this policy, (1) “Library facility” or “facility” may be used interchangeably and shall mean a building, a room, an interior or exterior area (e.g., a garden or patio), equipment, fixture, or other part of the buildings, equipment, or grounds of the Peoria Public Library and (2) “Library material,” “Library resource,” “material,” or “resource” may be used interchangeably and shall mean any book, plate, picture, photograph, engraving, painting, sculpture, statue, artifact, drawing, map, newspaper, pamphlet, magazine, manuscript, document, letter, microfilm, sound recording, audiovisual material, magnetic or other type, electronic data processing record or other documentary, written or printed material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, or any part thereof, belonging to, or on loan to or otherwise in the custody of a Library facility.
The Peoria Public Library reserves the right to search any or all backpacks, bags, briefcases, packages, or containers being brought into Library facilities.
Behavior becomes unacceptable when it interferes with the rights of others, results in injury to oneself or others, or reasonably threatens to damage or actually damages any Library facility, material, or resource other than through customary or commonly accepted use resulting in ordinary wear and tear. Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to:
Progressive discipline will be used relative to violations of this policy.
Consequences of misconduct may include one or more of the following: a verbal warning, eviction from the Library, loss of Library privileges, and arrest.
Federal and state laws and Peoria ordinances pertaining to the use and protection of public facilities, specifically public libraries, and to persons working in, occupying, or using such public facilities will be fully enforced.
The Standards of Behavior Policy will be reviewed and revised as necessary by the Board of Trustees of Peoria Public Library.
Adopted by the Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees on February 15, 2011.
Revised by the Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees on February 17, 2015.
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