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  •  Ottawa Street Branch     Black Road Branch

  • Magazines now available on Overdrive!

    Over 3,000 eMagazines are now available to read on Overdrive or on Libby, Overdrive's mobile app. Browse now!
  • Comics Plus now available

    Comics Plus gives you access to more than 20,000 comic books, graphic novels and manga for all ages.

  • 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.

  • Have you checked out our Virtual Programming?

    Join us for fun and educational programming for kids, tweens, teens, adults and families! Don't miss out on our "Programs in a Bag" and craft kits for you to pick up at the library and enjoy from your own home!

    Learn more about Virtual Programming
  • JPL is now Fine Free!

    The Joliet Public Library will no longer charge fines for overdue materials on most items. Playaway Launchpads, video games, Most Wanted Collection and Interlibrary loans will still accrue fees. Replacement and damage costs still apply.

    For more information visit our Fines and Fees webpage.
  • Bookworm Bags

    Register each month for our Bookworm Bag by filling out our survey and Joliet Library staff will handpick library books for you to enjoy. When you pick up your books that are on hold, you will also receive a bag 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, and then you have five days to pick up your Bookworm Bag.

    Reserve yours today!
  • 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
  • Magazines on Overdrive
  • eComics
  • Look for something to Read?
  • Virtual Programs
  • Fine Free
  • Bookworm Bags
  • Project Burnham


Using the Library

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




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