Library Renovation
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The library renovation is moving right along. We are seeing progress everyday.

The 3rd floor will be closed to customers until further notice.

Staff will be able to retrieve books from the 3rd floor on an as needed basis. If no one is available to retrieve a book, customers may place a request either with a staff member in person or by calling 217-753-4900 ext. 5630. Customers can also use the library catalog to place a request. Customers will be notified when the item is available for pick-up.

View the press release to learn more about the library renovation.

Alley Behind Library Closed
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The alley behind the library that connects the CWLP drive through with Capitol Ave will be closed to through traffic starting October 26th. The parking spots along the alley by the library and the north book drop will also be closed during this time.

The parking garage under the library will be open and will be the exit for any traffic through the alley off of 7th St. between CWLP and the library.

Britannica Library eResource
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Britannica Library is actually three reference resources, offering research materials through three levels of access: Children, Young Adults, and Reference Center (for high school students - adults).

Content includes three encyclopedias (one of which is the Encyclopędia Britannica), new and continually updated journal articles, primary-source material, multimedia (90,000 images, videos, and audio clips), links to 129,000 expert websites, and eBooks.

Use Britannica Library today for any of your research needs!

Looking for Halloween titles?
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Seasonal shelves are never empty with Hoopla! No more putting items on hold. Hoopla allows for immediate checkout and download of their entire collection. Search the hoopla website now to see if they have what you are looking for or you can use the library online catalog to search and download hoopla Audiobooks, Movies, Music, eBooks, Comics and TV Series.

Click here for instructions on how to use hoopla with Android, iOS and Kindle Fire HDX devices or a computer.

Come into the library and browse the shelves or search the catalog to find our latest additions.
Below are some of the titles added this month or click here to view a complete list of new items.

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