The Library is still closed to the public. We hope to open in April.
Even though we are not quite ready to have patrons in the building, we will begin Curbside Services on March 7th.
You will be able to pick up your items M-W 9am -8pm and Thr-Fri 9am -5pm.
You may request books through your online account, or by calling our curbside number at (309) 203-6208
When you come to pick up your books, please call us at (309) 203-6208 to let us know you are here. You may either park on the street on 16th Ave in front of the new library, or in our driveway to the west of the new building.
Our bookdrop is now open and accepting returns. Our new bookdrop is located on the north side of the building in the alley - please note the alley is one-way behind the library, and you should enter it from 8th St. The bookdrop is not stand-alone, but is attached to the building.
Thank you for all your support and understanding! We hope to see you soon.
How it works
Your library card grants access to Library catalogs.
Learn how to access library services for member use.
Attend one of the Library’s programs, clubs or events.
Learn all about EMPL and find out how to contact us.