•  Ottawa Street Branch     Black Road Branch

  • Locations

    Ottawa Street Branch
    150 N. Ottawa St.
    Joliet, IL 60432
    (815) 740-2660
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    Black Road Branch
    3395 Black Road
    Joliet, IL 60431
    (815) 740-2660
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  • The Great Read

    The Great Read is a collaboration of libraries and Plainfield District 202 to promote literacy, reading, conversation and community. This year’s Great Read will focus on the life and lasting legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    By attending any Great Read program, or by reading a MLK, Jr. book, you can enter a free drawing to win a Barnes & Noble gift card. In the spirit of giving and peace, please bring canned goods or supplies to the opening and/or closing events to benefit Bags of Hope, Morningstar Mission of Joliet and St. John Food Pantry. Visit www.greatread.org for more information.

  • Research and

    Log in with your Library Card for free access to online local resources.

  • Become a Friend

    The Friends of the Joliet Public Library
    is a non-profit organization made up of people who support the library by raising funds to help sponsor programs and provide library materials. Since 1968, the Friends have donated over $150,000 to the benefit of Joliet Public Library patrons and staff.
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  • Local History and

    Members of the public are welcome to come to the Joliet Public Library Ottawa Street Branch and search items in our Genealogy/Local History collection. Find out more

  • Ottawa Street and Black Road Branches
  • The Great Read
  • Databases, Resources and Historic Services
  • Friends
  • Local History and Genealogy


Using the Library

The Hidden Department in the Library

The Hidden Department in the Library

We’re the Technical Services Department, but we’re not what our name implies! Our name makes people think we handle computers and technology. While we happen to be very tech-savvy, what we really do is order, add to the catalog and process all the items patrons can check out. We add approximately 3,000 items to the collection each month.
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