Temporary Library Hours

  •  Ottawa Street Branch     Black Road Branch

  • Try the Pay It Forward Program!

    JPL is now fine free on most collections, but do you still have previous late fines on your account? If so, Pay It Forward! You can donate an item to one of our partner non-profits and watch those late fines go away. You can pick up a list of items at the Circulation desk or check it out here. Replacement costs still apply.

    For more information visit our Fines and Fees webpage.
  • Veterans and Armed Forces Library Cards

    Thank you for your service!

    Residents who are former or current members of the United States Armed Forces, and current members of the United States Armed Forces stationed locally without permanent addresses in the library's service area, are eligible for a Veteran and Armed Forces library account at no cost. The account is fine free for all material types and qualifies for 100 free prints. Learn more here.

  • Have you checked out our Virtual Programming?

    Join us this fall 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
  • Pay It Forward Programs
  • Veterans and Armed Forces Library Cards
  • Virtual Programs
  • Fine Free
  • Bookworm Bags
  • Project Burnham


Using the Library

  • NEW Titles for Non-Fiction

  • NEW Titles for Mystery & Thrillers

  • NEW Titles for Romance

  • NEW Titles for Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • NEW Titles for Health, Mind, & Body

  • NEW Titles for Graphic Novels

  • NEW Movies and TV

  • Non-Fiction
  • Mystery and Thrillers
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Health, Mind and Body
  • Graphic Novels
  • New Movies




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