Temporary Library Hours    

  •  Ottawa Street Branch     Black Road Branch

  • Join the Summer Reading Challenge

    Dig Deeper this summer at the Joliet Public Library! Earn prizes, a free book, and enter extra giveaways by logging the number of pages you read from June 1-July 31! Plus, stay sharp all summer long by reaching your reading goals!

  • Digital Media Studio at the Ottawa Street Branch

    What can you do in the DMS?
    Print large format posters, 3D designs, t-shirts
    Record music, voice, instrumental, podcasts
    Produce videos for commercials, social media, music videos
    Restore old photos, digitize vinyl or cassettes
    Convert video to digital
    Shoot product photography or portraits
    Update your website or social media

    Call or email dms@jolietlibrary.org for an appointment today!
  • Bookworm Bags

    Fill out our survey and Joliet Library staff will handpick books for you to enjoy---along with some special "bookish items"!

    Bookworm Bags can be reserved for children, teens and adults and picked up at either library location. Just wait for your hold notification, then you have five days to pick up your Bookworm Bag. Register here

  • Multi-Library Geocaching Competition

    You can start visiting participating libraries on Monday, June 1. You have until Monday, August 2 to visit the libraries, find the caches, and log your finds for your chance to win a gift card!
  • Monthly Book List Subscriptions

    Sign up for our monthly book list subscriptions, and learn about the latest titles from the genre of your choice! You will be emailed book lists monthly.

  • Project Burnham

    Project Burnham is the library's comprehensive plan to remodel the Joliet Public Library's Ottawa Street Branch. Follow our renovation page as we finalize floor plans and design and plan for construction to start in early 2021.

    Learn more about Project Burnham
  • Summer Reading
  • Bookworm Bags
  • Geocache
  • Look for something to Read?
  • Project Burnham


Using the Library

  • New Fiction
  • Mystery and Thrillers
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Health, Mind and Body




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